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Report: McCaskill Reps Asked FAA to Block Her Private Plane Info From Public

The Washington Free Beacon unearthed emails from McCaskill's private air company to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), asking the FAA to conceal tracking information for McCaskill's jet.

By NTK Staff | 11.27.2017 @1:00pm
Report: McCaskill Reps Asked FAA to Block Her Private Plane Info From Public

Claire McCaskill’s private jet problem won’t go away, as she draws closer and closer to a tough re-election campaign before Missouri voters in 2018.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday morning that the company McCaskill hires to operate her private jet wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April in an effort to block tracking information from being obtained by the public.

The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the FAA earlier this year in April to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public, according to email records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Prior to 2013, private aircraft owners or operators had to present a “certified security concern” to the FAA if they wanted to block their aircraft data from public display on websites such as FlightAware.com, where McCaskill’s plane could be tracked as recently as this year. However, changes made during the Obama administration removed this requirement and “make the aircraft blocking process as simple as possible.”

NTK Network has reported several times on the private jet problem McCaskill has headed into 2018.

  • In August, McCaskill asked a town hall to remind people “that when they come after me about my husband’s plane – that normal people can afford it.”
  • In the days after that comment, McCaskill even earned the ire of liberals, who accused her of being tone-deaf.
  • In September, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) released a searing ad criticizing her for believing normal people can afford a $3 million private jet

It seems like the “Air Claire” moniker may just stick in 2018.

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