Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes Returns Home

Mail carrier Doug Hughes has returned to his home where he’ll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn. He was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter in Washington last Wednesday. Hughes says that people weren’t scared when they saw the aircraft and waved at him. He said he waved back. He told the Associated Press that Americans shouldn’t be so worried about security in Washington, but rather that the country’s campaign finance laws are too weak. His house arrest begins Monday, and will wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet until a May 8 court hearing in Washington.