CA CA - Will McAdams, 24, Palo Alto, 8 May 2015

Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by JerseyGirl, May 19, 2015.

  1. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
    A Palo Alto flying instructor disappeared after taking a leased plane without permission in early May. Will McAdams, 24, went missing around 1 a.m. May 8 after he flew out of the Palo Alto Airport, from a posting on the Facebook page of Fly High Bay Area Aviation School. McAdams, who founded the flight training school, was last believed to be flying near the coast along the Mexican border.

    Officials received a report around 9 a.m. the same day that a 2011 G1000 Skyhawk plane had gone missing from the airport. Police said the plane was privately owned but used for instruction by the school.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_28142643/palo-alto-flight-instructor-missing-since-may-8
     
  2. Loading...


  3. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
  4. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
  5. mrsobrien

    mrsobrien Active Member

    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    What the heck?
     
  6. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
  7. GigTu

    GigTu ѧѦ ѧ︵ ̧̱ι̵̱̊ι̶̨̱ ̶̱ ︵Ѧѧ︵ ̵̗̊o̵̖ ︵ѧѦ Ѧ ѧ

    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    902
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Heading towards Mexico in a stolen plane sounds a little like smuggling. I hope he is safe wherever he is.
     
  8. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The article says that Will owns the aviation school where he went "missing" and that the plane was privately owned but used for teaching lessons. I took that to mean Will personally owned the airplane but used it for training. Of course if that's the case, technically the plane isn't stolen and he wouldn't be considered missing.

    Gigtu, I had the same thought of possibly smuggling. Whatever the case I hope he's come home or at least calls home if he can. JMO
     
  9. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    47,541
    Likes Received:
    1,104
    Trophy Points:
    113
    But people usually do not smuggle things INTO Mexico. Very odd. Sounds to me like he might be suicidal.
     
  10. nothingnew

    nothingnew Active Member

    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    The link in the first post says that it's a leased plane, McAdams does not own the plane.
     
  11. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You're right katy but I was thinking flying into Mexico to pick up drugs at some obscure location and flying back to the US. Since his aviation business was the starting point he hoped that without a flight plan no one would notice he was gone.

    But JMO
     
  12. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Officials received a report around 9 a.m. the same day that a 2011 G1000 Skyhawk plane had gone missing from the airport. Police said the plane was privately owned but used for instruction by the school.

    I did read the first part of the post from the MSM link. I took it that "leased" & "privately owned" meant McAdams leased the plane from a business or a person but was used by the school to teach lessons. Much like leasing a car for business.My thinking was that the school had possession of the plane for their use and wouldn't necessarily be reported stolen right away. I saw stolen to mean WM went into a hanger or airfield and took a plane without permission. However, I could be mistaken.

    MOO
     
  13. GigTu

    GigTu ѧѦ ѧ︵ ̧̱ι̵̱̊ι̶̨̱ ̶̱ ︵Ѧѧ︵ ̵̗̊o̵̖ ︵ѧѦ Ѧ ѧ

    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    902
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Bingo. This is the exact scenario I envisioned.
     
  14. Jan

    Jan New Member

    Messages:
    2,881
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If he is doing very much flying, he has to get fuel somewhere. And a single person couldn't fly around the clock or he would get too tired. So, he has to be landing that plane somewhere periodically.
     
  15. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
  16. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,552
    Likes Received:
    4,022
    Trophy Points:
    113
  17. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,483
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    113
  18. GigTu

    GigTu ѧѦ ѧ︵ ̧̱ι̵̱̊ι̶̨̱ ̶̱ ︵Ѧѧ︵ ̵̗̊o̵̖ ︵ѧѦ Ѧ ѧ

    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    902
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [FONT=pt_sansregular][h=3]4/24/15
    Booking Charges:
    [/h][/FONT]

    [FONT=pt_sansregular]AGG. BATTERY WITH WEAPON (DATING VIOLENCE)[/FONT]
    [FONT=pt_sansregular]BATTERY (DATING VIOLENCE)[/FONT]
     
  19. GigTu

    GigTu ѧѦ ѧ︵ ̧̱ι̵̱̊ι̶̨̱ ̶̱ ︵Ѧѧ︵ ̵̗̊o̵̖ ︵ѧѦ Ѧ ѧ

    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    902
    Trophy Points:
    113
  20. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Good point
     
  21. gogrannypop

    gogrannypop Call Me Butter, I'm On A Roll

    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    48

    I wonder if the "date" in said charge is accounted for.?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice