Skip to comments.Help finding aircraft registration information (Menendez)
Posted on 02/01/2013 3:22:36 PM PST by sloop
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey says an "oversight" is the reason it took him until January to reimburse a campaign donor for flights taken aboard the donor's plane in 2010.
The "doctor" was Salomon Melgen. The FAA has no planes registered under his name but carriage_hill found the companies he owns:
Drm Med Assist, LLC 2521 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 334073106
owns a Bombardier Challenger 600 (made in 1981) similar to this one:
Pictures of the aircraft:
where it has been the last few days (yeah - back to the Dominican Republic):
This is the FAA registration information for the aircraft:
It does not tell me if the plane is registered to operate under Part 91 or Part 135 of the FAA regulations. Accepting payment for a flight operating under Part 91 is not allowed. (I know there are a few exceptions.) It is allowed under Part 135 (charter) operations.
My guess is this "doctor" operates under Part 91 and the Menendez payments could cause the kiddie diddling "doctor" some problems.
I think i can get that information here if I pay for it and wait weeks:
The FAA registration department said their south Florida Flight Standards District Office might be able to help me but they are closed for the weekend. 954-641-6000
Moving from operations under Part 91 into Part 135 causes tons of expense, time and tax implications. I suspect violating the FAA FARs would carry a fine and possible loss of his certificate.
Does anyone have access to a database that will tell us its registration?
I have called the FAA, DOT, NTSB and even the IRS. Please help if you can.
does that tell me what far he is operating under?
We now live in the democrips America. No matter how damning the evidence, degenerate democrips scum like Menendez are at most wrist slapped. The Republicants haven’t the ablls to go after their fellow criminals.
The senate is slime.
if you can get a photo of the actual AC....W/tail number
IF that is the plane and IF he violated faa regulations
all that is listed above
with the links
the plane owner CAN'T accept payment
if my theory is correct
This lists it as a transport if the N number is 900LG. Go to Landings.com and search FARs at the bottom of the page
N-number : N900LG
Aircraft Serial Number : 1036
Aircraft Manufacturer : CANADAIR LTD
Model : CL-600 CHALLENGER
Engine Manufacturer : HONEYWELL
Model : ALF 502 SER
Aircraft Year : 1981
Owner Name : DRM MED ASSIST LLC
Owner Address : 2521 METROCENTRE BLVD
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 334073106
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 17-Jul-2009
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard
Approved Operations : Transport
is it operating under part 91 or part 135?
The owner can fly whomever he likes on his plane under part 91. If he charges them to fly, then he needs some sort of Air Carrier certificate from the FAA (135, 121, 125).
A corporation can own planes, hire pilots as employees to fly those planes, fly anyone willing to get on, and operate Part 91; so long as they don’t charge.
John Conyers, Tom Harkin, Patrick Leahy, Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Congressmen Bonoir, Hastings, Lewis, Waters, and a long list of degenerate criminal democrips (Saundra Levy ring a bell?) show that justice is in fact not just where democrips are in question. Charley Rangel is probably laughing at your efforts, were he reading this thread. But don’t give up ... this might be the one in a thousand democrip criminals actually cornered beyond his fellow criminals abiling him out with a wrist slap. That great re-elected democrip, William Jefferson, was after all held to a small degree culpable for his criminality even if Mayor Bradley in the sewer of DC was re-embraced by the dead soul democrat voters.
it ALL boils down to this
is he operating under part 91 or part 135
MENENDEZ PAID - that we know
He would be operating legally under Part 91. I think you’re barking up the wrong tree. The problem would be the law that compelled him to reimburse a donor for the flight. That law has nothing to do with the FAA.
I also wonder if this is taxable compensation under the part 91 exception. If you are correct about the 91 exception, then he was committing tax fraud.
so why would anyone bother with the hassle of 135?
Part 135 exists to make money flying the public around to negotiated destinations with negotiated prices. All of that is done prior to the flight and is well regulated.
In this case, you have a donor wooing a congresscritter by giving a gift; just as if you bought him dinner. Some sort of campaign finance or ethics violation was feared and so he reimbursed the gift.
I’m not saying the guy is clean, but I don’t think this is an FAR violation.
There is more to flight payment than just the aircraft. For instance, the pilot must also hold a Commercial Certificate.
“Salomon Melgen” does not appear in the FAA airman registration database as a registered pilot, so he must have hired pilots.
even drug testing
i really doubt he operates under 135 - looking at the flights, he mostly goes to the dominican republic and island hops - i doubt those are charter flights - he owns a ‘villa’ near the kiddie ho house
if he is under 91, he needs an exemption to accept money to haul menendez or anyone to diddle kiddie hoz
Unless the rules have changed since I was an active pilot, I believe it is within the rules to have a prorate cost sharing arrangement under Part 91.
“if he is under 91, he needs an exemption to accept money to haul menendez or anyone to diddle kiddie hoz “
Not necessarily, you can accept money to share expenses under Part 91.
Congress is slime.
The Federal government is slime.
Or at least it has become slime.