A Cessna 182 owner has filed a lawsuit against San Francisco International Airport, claiming the managers are trying to force general aviation pilots to move to other airports, and they illegally pulled his flight privileges as part of the plan.
A story at CourthouseNews.com notes that Robert Reinheimer’s security access to the airport was suspended last year based on allegations that the FAA later determined were unfounded. Reinheimer, who has based his 182 at SFO since 1980, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court, according to the report.
In his court filings, Reinheimer says that from the time of his first tie-down lease, the airport “urged, encouraged and exerted various pressures on persons who parked their small piston single and twin engine aircraft at SFIA to move to other airports. For the past three years, plaintiff has been the only piston airplane tied down or home-based at SFIA.”
Read the full story on the court case here.