Chicago-Based Flight School Under Scrutiny

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The FAA is conducting a review of the American Flyers flight school at DuPage Airport, and allegedly has found numerous violations, according to a story in Sunday's Chicago Tribune. The Tribune said the FAA has alleged that the school provided incomplete training to clients, manipulated records and allowed ill-prepared students to pass flight exams at its sites in Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, and New York. Don Harrington, owner of the school, told the Tribune that an "overzealous, rogue FAA inspector" was responsible for the allegations. A local TV station, NBC5, later reported that the FAA said it is conducting a review of the school, but no findings have been reported and no action has been taken.