Grant Cardone used his iPad to record a mid-flight bird-strike on a Delta flight from LFK to LAX. A crew member ordered him to stop recording. He refused. Well it would seem the FAA is is not so happy about this. In a letter Cardone received:
Your failure to comply with flight attendant instructions during a critical phase of flight and an aircraft emergency could have affected the safe outcome of the flight [….] we have given consideration to all of the facts. In lieu of legal enforcement action (a civil penalty), we are issuing this letter which will be made a matter of record for a period of two years, after which, the record will be expunged.
Did the FAA just put this gentlemen on double secret probation? I mean WTF FAA. Is this the best way to spend your time?