A Northern California flight school with employees facing allegations of kidnapping, conspiracy, and threatening deport one of its students, is also battling a separate civil lawsuit.
Court documents filed against IASCO Flight Training last year by a former IASCO certified flight instructor claims the school violated FAA rules by forcing instructors to work long hours and teach students who “…lacked the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language.”
The civil case is still working its way through the Sacramento federal court.
The school is under new scrutiny after an audio recording published by the Redding Record Searchlight includes an exchange with IASCO Flight Training manager Joseph McConkey, shouting at a Chinese national student-pilot.
“Hey listen to me,” McConkey said. “I’ve got your f****** passport. You’re leaving now. Immigration will take you to f**** jail. Get your s*** together you have five minutes.”