Records show McCrory’s frequent use of state plane to fly home
RALEIGH, NC (WBTV) – Gov. Pat McCrory’s use of state aircraft to get out of Raleigh during his first two years in office has cost taxpayers nearly $60,000, an On Your Side investigation has found.
WBTV first requested flight records and other travel documents covering McCrory’s first two years in office—2013 and 2014—in early January. The Governor’s Office provided the records in mid-May.
The records show McCrory frequently uses state airplanes to get between Raleigh and his home in Charlotte or the Governor’s western residence in Asheville, even when it means having the plane make extra trips.
On Your Side Investigates reviewed the two years of flight records and flagged any flight that could have been avoided had McCrory stayed in Raleigh: flights with no passengers, flights that carried McCrory’s staff but not the Governor either coming to pick him up or going back to Raleigh after leaving him in Charlotte, or flights