Bem, há sempre alguém. Em janeiro de 1954, a personalidade da TV e rádio americana Arthur Godfrey tocou a torre de controle de Teterboro com seu Douglas DC-3 , resultando no suspensão da sua licença :
In the mid 1950’s, Arthur Godfrey was preparing to take off from Teterboro Airport in his private DC-3. He requested a take off on a runway which was into the wind. The tower refused his request and instructed him to use a runway which had a sizeable crosswind. He complied, but he buzzed the tower, almost running into it. The tower personnel dove for cover and reported him. After a long hassle, Godfrey had his license suspended for six months.
E ele escreveu uma música sobre isso .
Naquela época, você perdeu sua licença. Se você tentar essa façanha agora, suas chances de acabar em um site negro são assustadoramente reais, já que o site http://www.news24.com/xArchive/Archive/Pilot-jailed-for-buzzing-tower- 20020412 "> Shaun Lees, um piloto amador descobriu :
... (Lees) chartered the helicopter from another airport, landed at Coventry, where his actions effectively closed it down, then flew toward the control tower.
Hovering close to it, he announced over the radio, "you are going to see the very worst of my flying", then started to circle.
Ele foi mandado para a prisão por três anos, com
... Judge Marten Coates told Shaun Lees, a 41-year-old electrician, what he had done was "practically an act of terrorism".