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Trump wanted his personal pilot to head the FAA. The critical job is still vacant amid Boeing fallout

March 13, 2019

As a private citizen, Donald Trump winged through the air in the trusted hands of his personal pilot, whose job it was to “make sure that everything happens seamlessly behind the scenes for Mr. Trump.” That’s how easy air travel used to be for the businessman, thanks to John Dunkin, who explained his role in a segment of the “Mighty Planes” series, broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel before Trump’s presidential liftoff in 2016.