It’s too bad this person didn’t post this before he was dead. Again, warnings to others might have saved someone. Might have caused the authorities to do something. But then again, the over 35 victims who begged for justice were ignored.
It was always a “civil” issue instead of a criminal one. It wasn’t enough money stolen (almost $10 million). He denied selling the flights in the L-39, even though he advertised very blatantly at Incredible Adventures who STILL have the ads up by the way. It was too hard to catch him when they did the Fighter Combat flights even though I managed to get schedules of where they would be for almost 2 solid months worth of flights. They were either too lazy, or too outsmarted..I’m still not sure which.
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Then Riggs upped the ante, and we headed toward the coastal area northwest of Ventura. We were no longer formation flying, but cruising a few hundred feet behind the other airplanes. Riggs brought the Lancair way too close to the water. We appeared to be at the same altitude as the crest of some of the waves, and there were several birds in the area. I was definitely uncomfortable, but I made the mistake of not speaking up. The other pilots played with the contours of the shoreline, cruising very close to the water, then each of them pulled up into a steep climb.
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