See previous post on this subject here.
The owner of the flight school where popular online aviatrix Nadia Marcinko received her private and commercial pilots licenses says Marcinko also used the name Nada Marcinkova while attending the school in Palm Beach, Florida, linking the Gulfstream Girl / turned-Global Girl to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.
Police in Palm Beach claim that the New York billionaire and convicted sex-offender identified Marcinkova as his friend to some of the teenagers he paid to have sex with him at his Palm Beach mansion in 2005 and 2006.
After a long investigation, the police in Palm Beach presented a shocking account of how Epstein lured high school-aged girls to his home paying them for various sex acts. The police quoted the girls saying Marcinkova, who must have been barely out of her teens herself, helped Epstein and participated in some of the sexual activity with the girls.
Epstein served 13 months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. The light sentence along with an agreement that no one else would face charges did not sit well with a number of the victims. They have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for failing to include them in the prosecution discussions which the government is required to do under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Some of the now-adult women claim that Epstein also forced them to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and American lawyer Alan Dershowitz on several occasions. This is what has breathed new life into a case Epstein might have thought long settled.
And while newspapers are chasing the big names – Dershowitz and Prince Andrew are each royalty in their own countries in their own way – those in the aviation community, thousands of whom follow Marcinko’s flying adventures on Facebook and YouTube are shaking their heads over her role in the sordid mess.
Nadia holds FAA licenses as a single and multi engine, instrument-rated pilot and ground and flight instructor. She is often seen in selfie-videos practicing aerobatics or pre-flighting something fun she is about to take to the sky. She spent an autumn afternoon with me in 2013, participating in a pilots drive great cars event I sponsored at Danbury Municipal Airport and flying with my friend David Paqua in his home built Acro Sport.
Her wholesome adventures and squeaky clean image couldn’t be any farther from the tales told about her in the graphic and lengthy probable cause affidavit filed by Palm Beach police in 2006.
So far, Global Girl has declined to speak to me about the new and unseemly past of her alter ego, Nada Marcinkova, beyond characterizing the claims as “salacious fiction”.
And yet on that same YouTube channel, Nadia is seated in the right seat of a Gulfstream G-II bearing an uncanny similarity to the Gulfstream with the tail number N909JE used by Epstein for a decade to ferry friends and an assortment of models and actresses around the world. According to flight logs signed by Epstein pilot David Rogers and filed in another lawsuit (Epstein v Edwards) Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Spacey and Ron Burkle were among those flying on Epstein’s Boeing 727 or his black and white 1974 G-II.
Is that the same plane we see Global Girl piloting from the right seat and fist pumping the captain on landing? I don’t know. But the captain bears a remarkable resemblance to Larry Visoski, who various court records and the British newspaper The Daily Mirror claim is Epstein’s pilot.
What I can say is that Marcinko’s journey to online pilot celebrity started at a flight school in Palm Beach where she paid for her lessons and used both Marcinkova and Marcinko. “I knew her by both names,” the school’s director Marian Smith told me.
Who wouldn’t want to fly away from a past linked in any way to Jeffrey Epstein? But when it comes to calling news reports about her relationship with him, “fiction”, it could be that Global Girl is writing some of her own.
Author of The New York Times bestseller, The Crash Detectives, I am also a journalist, public speaker and broadcaster specializing in aviation and travel.