Donald Trump sues 'malicious' Palm Beach airport for $100 million. If only there was a real GOPilot in the house.

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    Mar 04, 2016 11:19 PM GMT
    Donald Trump has sued Palm Beach County in Florida for $100 million and accused the county-run airport of deliberately sending air traffic over his historic mansion and private club.

    Trump specifically called out the local airport director Bruce Pelly for diverting all departing flights over the Mar-a-Lago mansion, to seek revenge over a 20-year-old lawsuit....

    Adding insult to injury, Trump is forced to fly his own private jet over his club, according to his lawyer, John Marion of Sellars, Marion & Bachi.


    Going back a lot of years now. If I recall the original story, when he bought the place, which locals were pretty upset about, he somehow--I think by lawsuit--diverted planes from going over the estate, which by chance lines up (or about three blocks south) with the existing runway. If I remember right, he got all the planes to waste a crapload of extra fuel by flying at a steeper incline to get them higher before overflying AIA.

    Someone feel free to check me on that story. I might not remember exactly. But I do recall many of us were outraged both at his audacity and that the county capitulated.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 04, 2016 11:50 PM GMT
    It would take a spreadsheet to keep track of all the people Donald Trump sues.
    I guess he's hoping a judge will feel sorry for the "victimized" billionaire who has to suffer the torture of occasionally hearing a plane pass overhead? Wow, my heart bleeds for you, Donald. I don't know how you can go on. icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is what growing up privileged and pampered does to entitled elitists like Trump. He thinks the world revolves around him and his whims.
    What a total crybaby.
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    Mar 05, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    Here's from an air safety blog
    ...suit apparently claims that the county’s airport director, who has been named in previous litigation, asked air traffic controllers to direct almost all flights due east, over Mar-a-Lago. These actions are called “deliberate and malicious. “Even Trump’s own Boeing 757, with his name modestly splashed over the side in gold, has been forced to rumble over Mar-a-Lago. It should be mentioned that the runways are aligned with the prevailing winds, east and west, which makes it operationally necessary for east arrivals and departures.

    I feel certain that any moment now the supposed-pilot southbeach will be commenting on the ridiculousness of his champion's frivolous court claim, particularly at the expense of Florida taxpayers.