worse, much, much worse:
“Investigators said Yabut used his military ID to board a plane at Naval Station Norfolk to fly to the naval air station in Jacksonville around the time of January 11...Sources told CBS6 that Yabut’s ankle monitor was attached when he boarded the flight to Jacksonville “
there are going to be about 15 people on the carpet tonite doing the Texas-twostep trying to come up with an answer as to why this looney toon was allowed on the base commander’s military aircraft (all aircraft being the commanders of course)
He took commercial flights after that, including to Keflavik, which is interesting, since there’s a nato jointforces base there. Not exactly a tourist spot it smells like fish fertilizer 24/7 because of the factories.
Wow, he flew on military aircraft with no orders.
Much of his travel was Space-A (Space Available) which is available to every military memberincluding guardsmen and reservistsas well as retirees, and dependents. If a military jet has room for passengers, there are seats available, and its going to a place you want to go, just go to the passenger terminal at the base airfield, and sign up. Present your military ID, pay a small fee, and if you dont get bumped by someone with a higher priorityor more cargoyoure on the way.
Great way to travel cheap if youre military, you have a flexible schedule and dont mind traveling without the airline frills.
I flew Space A home from Korea on my mid-tour leave in the early 90s. Caught a C-5 out of Osan, flew to Yakota, got a senior officers room at the VOQ (I was a junior USAF Capt) at the time, then non-stop to Travis the next day.. Caught a base shuttle to SFO and bought a ticket for the rest of my journey. Going back it was Andrews to Elmendorf, on to Yakota, where I caught a C-141 bound for Kunsan, where I finished the rest of my tour