- Oct 30, 2003
- West Valley City, Utah, USA
- Sport Copter Vortex 582
- Total Flight Time
- FW: 200 Gyro: 51
Joe, where have you been looking? The story was on Aero News before Babbitt even told his bosses at the DOT. It's been all over the web. It was the subject of a joke in Jay Leno's monologue Monday on the Tonight Show.Did anyone notice that Randy Babbit, the asst. FAA director, has been charged with DUI. It's surprizing how quiet his arrest has been! Had it been just a regular old pilot the press would be screaming for blood...
Babbitt requested and was approved for a leave of absence Monday afternoon. Tuesday, he resigned. That's pretty quick for a guy who hasn't even had his day in court yet.
BTW, he wasn't an assistant director, he was the administrator, the #1 executive in the agency. Michael Huerta, the deputy administrator, has taken over. I suspect he'll serve through the next election at the least. Not much sense clogging up the US Senate with new confirmation hearings before the 2012 elections bring more change.