Royal Aeronautical Society & Pay2Fly
As alluded to a few years ago, published by the Royal Aeronautical Society magazine formerly known as "Aerospace International" (AI - now called AEROSPACE) in the May 2011 edition, we wish to thank publicly the Editor in Chief, Tim Robinson, for the fair use of his in depth article on Pay to fly schemes, "Con air?".
Con: /kɒn/ late 19th century abbreviation of "confidence", as in "confidence trick".
To Persuade (someone) to do or believe something by lying/telling something false to them, usually so that that person will give you their money or possessions. To deprive of by deceit. To deceit, to trick, to extort, to scam, to defraud...