Fargo pilot says he’s victim of age discrimination

June 4, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A longtime Fargo pilot and flight instructor says he’s considering legal action to get his license back, claiming he’s the victim of age discrimination.

Ninety-one-year-old Victor Gelking says federal regulators revoked his pilot and flight instructor licenses after he was involved in a moving violation at Hector International Airport.

KFGO reports he’s accused of crossing a closed runway without permission from the control tower. Gelking says he passed his medical exams and says his age is not relevant to his license status.

The FAA isn’t commenting, but the agency’s website indicates that Gelking’s license expired on May 31. He earned his pilot license in 1945.


Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com