A pilot who allowed a woman to perform a sex act on him as he flew around San Diego deserves to have his license revoked, rules the the National Transportation Safety Board.
David Martz let adult film actress Puma Swede perform oral sex on him while he flew over San Diego, but he said at a National Transportation Safety Board administrative hearing that he has learned his lesson and won't do it again.
Martz testified in April that his actions during the May 20, 2005, flight weren't bright and he was much more responsible at the time he was testifying.
After the Federal Aviation Administration revoked Martz's license earlier this year, he appealed to an administrative law judge. After that appeal was denied, he took his case to the NTSB.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Tuesday that Martz can apply to have his license reinstated in one year, or he can appeal the latest ruling in federal court.
Martz's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday. A call to Martz was not answered.
A passenger videotaped the scene in the helicopter and an edited version later surfaced.
Martz is known for ferrying celebrities like rocker/fellow sex-video star Tommy Lee. And in the infamous video obtained by TMZ, a topless Swede is seen on the tarmac at Montgomery Field in 2007. She can then be seen on the video inside the chopper alongside Martz, buzzing over crowded freeways and neighborhoods. Shortly afterward, she leaned over and performed a sex act on Martz.
Puma said it was a way to repay Martz for allowing the crew to use his chopper and hangar at Montgomery Field.
Martz had his pilot's license suspended and revoked twice previously for flying recklessly. He was also once investigated by the FAA for flying dangerously close to an Los Angeles police helicopter near Van Nuys airport.