The Brassington Files


Flight School Owner’s Plane Seized for Heroin Trafficking

October 24 2002–Venice FL

More than a year before two terrorist pilots flew airliners into the World Trade Center on September 11 2001, a Learjet belonging to the owner of the Venice flight school where Mohamed Atta was training was seized carrying more than 43 pounds of heroin by DEA Agents wielding submachine guns at Orlando Executive Airport in July 2000.


Terror Flight School Owner Implicated in ‘Protected’ Drug Trafficking

November 14, 2002–Venice FL

Mounting evidence in the investigation into the terror flight schools in Venice Florida reveals an officially-sanctioned drug trafficking operation there which may have discouraged the FBI from taking action against the terrorists before the attack.



September 6, 2006–Venice,FL.

Just three weeks after Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi arrived on July 3, 2000 to attend the flight school at Huffman Aviation in Venice, FL., the owner of the flight school, Wallace J. Hilliard, had his Learjet surrounded by DEA agents with submachine guns on the runway of Orlando Executive Airport.  Agents found 43 pounds of heroin, arrested everyone onboard, and confiscated the plane.


 Russian Mob Link to 9/11 Hijackers

Oct 25 2006–Venice FL.

A Venezuelan man busted with forty-three pounds of heroin on a Lear jet belonging to the owner of the Venice FL flight school where Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi learned to fly is a drug kingpin in an international trafficking network run by the Russian Mob.

Edgar Valles Diaz was arrested on Wally Hilliard’s Lear jet (N351WB) at Orlando Executive Airport on July 25, 2000, in what the Orlando Sentinel called  “the biggest bust in Central Florida history.”


CIA Drug Pilot Linked to Russian Mob

May 21 2008

The Guyanese pilot fingered by a former Customs agent in an investigation into a ring of corrupt Customs officials by the Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security made news recently in a scandal in his native Guyana.

Michael Francis Brassington, whose name is a footnote buried in the 9/11 investigation, is involved in selling two antique 30-year old helicopters to the Guyana Defense Forces through the ironically-named “Global X Group,”a ‘dummy’ company in Delaware, with an improbable name and no visible corporate history. What the company does have is loads and loads of Guyanese Government cash.


9/11 Heroin Pilot Indicted in New Jersey

February 6 2009

35-year old Guyanese pilot Michael Francis Brassington was indicted in New Jersey federal court on a raft of felony charges including recklessly endangering the lives of passengers in the spectacular crash of a Challenger business jet in February of 2005.


Pilot in New Jersey Crash Is Key Figure in Caribbean Probe

February 17 2009

A corruption probe in the Turks & Caicos Islands heard testimony that a pilot who is a key figure in their investigation was recently arrested on felony charges in a spectacular crash at Teterboro Airport which injured 20 people and left one man with permanent brain damage.

However no American paper reported that Brassington, the charter company owner’s and chief pilot, had also been the co-pilot on a plane that made drug smuggling history in Central Florida in July of 2000.


Arrested Pilot Flew Jets Owned by Clinton White House Official

February 19 2009

The pilot arrested in the February 2005 crash of a Challenger business jet at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, Michael Francis Brassington,  was also flying illegal charter flights for Michael Misick, the garishly-corrupt Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands, on a Gulfstream business jet owned by a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton.

A British Commission of Inquiry into corruption in the Turks & Caicos Islands heard testimony that Brassington and Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick conspired to induce the island’s government to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars a month to Jeffrey Watson, a former Clinton Aide, now a Washington lobbyist, to induce him to lease two high-end Gulfstream III luxury business jets.


Charter Company Ran Second Jet Off Runway

February 24 2009

The company responsible for the Teterboro crash of a Challenger corporate jet that ran off a runway and hurtled into traffic on a busy 6-lane highway had also run a private jet off a runway at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport in Atlanta, The MadCowNews has learned.

Like the twin-engine Challenger that crashed at Teterboro, which carried no corporate or airline logo, there was nothing on the plane at the time of the Peachtree incident marking it as belonging to Platinum Jet Management of Fort Lauderdale.

But former inspector general Mary Schiavo of the U.S. Department of Transportation says the airline it was flying for does have a name:  She calls it “Loophole Airlines.”


Charter Crash Exposed Criminal Organization

February 25 2009

The Feb 2 2005 crash of a Challenger 600 private jet which overran the runway during takeoff from Teterboro Airport and ploughed across a six-lane highway before diving nose-first into a warehouse exposed an international drug trafficking organization which was located alongside Mohamed Atta and Marwan El Shehhi at the tiny Venice Florida Airport where they were ostensibly learning to fly.

The crashed jet had been flying for former Guyanese military pilot Michael Brassington’s Platinum Jet Management, who had been co-pilot on a Lear jet carrying 43 lbs. of heroin which belonged to Wally Hilliard, the 75-year old owner of Huffman Aviation, Atta’s flight school. The plane was seized on a runway of Orlando Executive Airport, after being surrounded by DEA agents brandishing submachine guns.


Pilot for 9/11 flight school considered “grave threat to national security”

December 1, 2009

When Guyaneses drug pilot Michael Brassington entered the US through Fort Lauderdale International Airport in April of 2004, a  Supervisor at Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) instructed  the lone U.S. Customs Agent on duty, a rookie, to treat Brassington—a long-time employee and business associate of Wallace J. Hilliard, owner of the flight school that taught Mohamed Atta to fly— as a “grave threat to national security.”

The former Guyanese military pilot goes on trial in a Federal Courthouse in Newark next month for recklessly endangering the lives of passengers, including numerous celebrities as ex-Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton.


9/11 Drug Pilot Linked to Operation Blue Lightning

December 22, 2009

Elements of the U.S. Government took a keen interest in Guyanese drug pilot Michael Brassington during 2003 and 2004. According to interviews with former Customs Agents, Brassington was the subject of a secretive Miami-based U.S. Government operation called ‘Operation Blue Lightning.’

“Whenever he entered the U.S. Brassington was supposed to be met by Customs Agents from a special team from Miami,” stated former Fort Lauderdale Customs Agent James Sanders.


9/11 Heroin Pilot’s 10-Year Crime Spree Ends

Nov 16 2010

A Bombardier Challenger 600 jet went hurtling past the end of the runway at Teterboro Airport at nearly 200 miles an hour, plowed  through a steel perimeter fence and then plunged down an embankment and across a six-lane highway at rush hour, shearing the tops off of two cars and nearly decapitating a driver who bravely shouted a warning to his companion to duck. He was struck by the wing of the plane, leaving him permanently brain-damaged.

The spectacular February 2005 plane crash finally put an end to Michael Brassington’s decade-long crime spree in a federal court in New Jersey, where he now faces 20 years in prison.


Nov 16 2010

Teterboro Crash Trial Coverup

In U.S. District Court in New Jersey the trial of controversial Guyanese pilot Michael Brassington completed its third week of testimony. It has been a case study of how much of the truth can—and cannot—be spoken in America today.

It’s hard to imagine a cover-up in a case where someone has been charged with a 27-count Federal indictment. But that’s what happened.  It was if “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz were on trial for double-parking his car while committing his string of violent homicides… but wasn’t being charged with the murders.

9/11’s Big Dirty Secret: Trafficking with the Taliban

July 19 2004-Venice,FL.

Based on an “investigation” notable only for failing to interview a single firsthand eyewitness, The National Commission on Terrorism’s Report ignored narcotics trafficking through Venice Florida while the terrorists were based there while learning to fly.


Rogue State: The Covert Op That Ate The World

January 4,2005

While the two terrorist pilots who crashed airliners into the World Trade Center were learning to fly at Venice Florida’s Huffman Aviation, the flight school’s owner was pursuing a diplomatic opening to Fidel Castro’s Cuba, the MadCowNews has learned.

In a photograph discovered by the MadCowNews, a smiling Wallace J. Hilliard, 72,  is shown strapping a Rolex with a diamond beveled-face on the wrist of one of Fidel Castro’s

top Generals, Guillermo Garcia Frias, known as “the Commandante of the Revolution.”

The new evidence confirms that Hilliard, portrayed as a retired Midwestern insurance executive after the 9.11 attack, had been doing considerably more ”moving and shaking’ than is customary for retirees in the Sunshine State.



August 17,2005-Venice, FL.

A cocaine and heroin trafficking network with ties to Republican political figures including U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris may have protected Mohamed Atta from official scrutiny before the 9.11 attack.

The network used planes belonging to Huffman Aviation flight school owner Wally Hilliard, whose Lear jet  flew “milk runs” down and back to Venezuela every week for 39 weeks in a row, co-piloted by Michael Brassington.