Florida Flight School, After Three Fatal Crashes, Surrenders Certificate


Kemper Aviation, based at Palm Beach County Park airport near Lantana, Fla., has voluntarily given up its Part 141 flight school certificate, the Sun-Sentinel reported on Wednesday. Three airplanes from the school have crashed in the last five months, killing eight people. The school suspended all of its flight training operations after the last crash, on March 13, in which a co-owner of the company died. The FAA is continuing its investigation into the school, which could still offer flight training under Part 61, but only for U.S. citizens. Most of Kemper’s students are from India.

In January, The Palm Beach Post interviewed a half-dozen current and former flight instructors who shared safety concerns about the flight school.