FO Who Threatened Captain A Former Reserve Commander


Jonathan J. Dunn, the former Delta Air Lines pilot indicted for threatening to shoot his captain if he diverted a flight for a medical emergency, is an Air Force Reserve officer who was relieved of his duties for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, according to The Associated Press.

Court records show Dunn was indicted on October 18 and charged with interfering with a flight crew over the alleged incident, which occurred in August 2022. An arraignment is set for Nov. 16 in Utah.

AP reported that Dunn is the same man who, in a prior case, filed an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Pentagon in an attempt to avoid disciplinary actions by the Air Force for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination. Having already contracted the virus, Dunn requested a religious exemption from the Department of Defense, which was subsequently denied.

In April 2022, while his legal proceedings continued in the lower courts, Dunn petitioned the Supreme Court to take immediate action. On April 18, that year, the Supreme Court rejected a request for intervention on behalf of Dunn in a 6-3 decision. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented in the opinion.

Additionally, U.S. solicitor general Elizabeth Prelogar stated that the Air Force had relieved Dunn of his command for reasons other than his refusal to be vaccinated, citing “poor judgment and abuse of authority.”

Amelia Walsh
Amelia Walsh is a private pilot who enjoys flying her family’s Columbia 350. She is based in Colorado and loves all things outdoors including skiing, hiking, and camping.

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  1. So, i think I’m missing the information where did they, in fact, not divert? That seems to be missing in all the articles I’ve read.

  2. This guy has a serious problem following lawful orders. He as no place in the cockpit of ANY aircraft, military or civilian.

  3. “On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a request for intervention” — it was a Monday, true, but it was one about a year and a half ago.

  4. Some folks (too many, I’d say) just are not suited for working with others in positions of great responsibility.
    Glad they found out about this one before he hurt someone.

  5. The legality of the DOD order to take an experimental “Covid vaccination” has already been adjudicated over the experimental anthrax “vaccination” twenty years ago. The order was found to be illegal in federal court and more recently private employer mandates have been found to have caused “irreparable harm” by a federal appellate court.

    The FDA approval of the Comirnaty product is still pending years worth of required safety studies.

    There has never been any serious safety or efficacy studies (as in double blind placebo controlled studies) of any vaccine ever. We do have cohort studies from private pediatric practices involving thousands of subjects showing completely unvaccinated children to be much, much healthier overall than vaccinated children.

    Please read RFK Jr’s book “The real Anthony Fauci” to begin to understand what a travesty the entire vaccination industry is.

      • Thanks for the warning. Care to elaborate on any of the points that sstearns2 made as to why they are rabbit holes?

    • Care to cite those cohort studies from “private pediatric practices involving thousands of subjects showing completely unvaccinated children to be much, much healthier overall than vaccinated children”? I know of one by Hooker and Miller (2020). I read that paper and I looked at the conflict of interest statement by the authors. Have you read the paper and the conflict of interest statement? Have you explored whether they ever had to retract any papers on the topic of adverse effects of vaccines?

      Regarding vaccine efficacy, I guess smallpox, from which 300 million to 500 million people died in the 20th century, eradicated itself.

  6. Wow! As former enlisted and someone who grew up in an Air Force Officer’s family, I am trying to figure out exactly how crazy you have to be to get kicked out for “poor judgement and abuse of authority.” That covers most of the officers I’ve ever met. ( Note that I haven’t met YOU – and I did say “most.”) This guy must have really been something.

    Which brings to mind why was he hired in the first place?