April 8, 2009
Pilot’s license revoked after oral sex
A California helicopter pilot whose license was revoked after he engaged in sex acts while in the air has lost an appeal to be reinstated.
David Keith Martz, 52, was grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration after a video surfaced online in February that depicted the pilot receiving oral sex from a porn actress while flying above the waterfront in downtown San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday.
The revocation of Martz's license was upheld Tuesday by an administrative law judge at the National Transportation Safety Board in Gardena, Calif.
Martz, a commercial pilot, argued during the hearing that he had corrected any defects in his flying skills since he received a suspension last year on an unrelated matter.
The pilot can appeal the judge's decision to the National Transportation Safety Board.