News: Duggars Hide Flight Plans for Their Airplane

News: Duggars Hide Flight Plans for Their Airplane January 15, 2016

newsOne of the more curious pieces of news on TLC’s Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family is the recent change to their publicly available flight information. In the last few days the Flight Aware flight plan page for the newer Duggar-owned plane – the 2004 SR22 with the FAA registry number N68SY – has gone completely private. Looks like Jim Bob finally ponied up the extra dollars to make all the flight plans for the plane unavailable to anyone with Google and the easy to obtain information on their plane.

Which brings up the question of why? Why now? Is it because that the tabloids have also been scouring those same flight plans to figure out where in the world son Josh Duggar is at any given moment or what the family is up to? Is it an action that they felt they needed to do before TLC announces that the show ’19 Kids & Counting’ is returning to television. Yes, TLC has a crew in Arkansas filming more episodes of their reality show at this moment even if the official announcement has not be made. TLC’s remarks at the recent television upfronts seems to indicate that the Duggars will be returning shortly.

The internet is buzzing over rumored new pregnancies for both Jill Duggar Dillard and Anna Duggar but there’s nothing in any of the news or tabloid sites about the sudden shielding of flight plan information by the family. Curious.

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  • Lana

    Anna Duggar pregnancy is just rumor. If the insider were real, the insider would be consistent: first she was said to divorce him, then the “insider” changed his mind after Anna Duggar herself said she was not, and now the insider claims that he is pregnant? Insider is fiction. I also don’t believe the rumors simply because Anna Duggar has consistently not got pregnant with her next child right away, so it’s extremely unlikely. The tabloids are cruel to her and need to leave her alone.

    If Jill were pregnant, she would make her own announcement.

  • BCH

    TLC has no shame. The channel need a new name as there is no “learning” left in the toxic sewage of “reality TV” it spews.

  • Nea

    I’m just going to take a moment and marvel at the notion of a supposedly frugal and theoretically unemployed family owning and operating airplanes. The kids can’t own their own underwear, but the father has multiple planes.

  • MizzKittay

    I get the sneaking suspicion that Amy could be an insider. Though I think there are different insiders. Siblings that spill on each other, it could even be part of the production crew or both. Also the Duggars could once in awhile deliberately mislead people with different info to see which story surfaces in the media. Jimbob is all about control and I’m sure he’d try methods of sniffing out the rat.

  • MizzKittay

    Mama June is gonna be livid. I hope she does sue TLC.

  • Lana

    I don’t think Amy is an insider; she has deleted comments on her Instagram and twitter for people who criticize Anna or tell her what to do. She has made it clear that she thinks Josh is fraud, but she also gives Anna the space, publicly at least, to decide what to do. Certainly, the film crew are insiders, but they would not have known about Anna’s divorce rumors months ago. It was all just made up to keep the headlines going. (Although anna’s sibling did speak up; that part of the headlines was definitely true)

  • Wookie Monster

    I hope they change the name of the show to “18 kids and One Sexual Predator (so far).”

  • MizzKittay

    That’s true. I do have respect for Amy in that sense. She does speak up against Josh as well as speaks up for Anna to make her own choice.

    For sure tabloids pull a lot out of thin air or very little. They’re notorious for that. Could not agree more on that.

    Magazines pay cash for articles or hot gossip or something tangible to print. It’s a temptation.

  • SAO

    On what grounds? No one is entitled to be the star of a TV show.

  • SAO

    Maybe is as simple as every time the flights pop up somewhere, it’s not just the greater world, but the CPM world who is reminded that the Duggars have a private plane and who pay attention to where they go.

    Saying “Sorry, Bill (Gothard), I’m too busy praying to give you an emergency free flight out of the state to escape your legal woes” and having your plane show up outside an exclusive golf club might be tough.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Wait– the kids don’t even own their own underwear?

    That’s kinda ewww!

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    IIRC In the first few Duggar specials Michelle showed the audience the underwear and sock bins for the kids, the communal bins. yeppers, if you needed clean underwear you just fished your size up out of that bin.

  • Astrin Ymris

    *shudders*

  • Nea

    Wrongful dismissal comes to mind. Basically, Mama June was fired for dating a child molester and TLC cited concern for the children as their reason to cancel the show. Yet TLC is continuing to support, pay, and film a family with an admitted child molester and adulterer embedded right in it. TLC tried to dodge around it with a Very Special Molestation Is Bad episode, but if Anna is in front of the cameras, Josh is being materially supported by TLC.

  • Lana

    what?!

  • SAO

    If TLC signed a contract with anyone that didn’t include a clause allowing them to cancel at will, I would be very surprised. And let’s face it, TLC can always find more dysfunctional families, whereas the Duggars and the Shannons aren’t likely to have other offers of employment bringing in one quarter of what TLC pays them, so what leverage would a really great agent have in contract negotiations?

  • Sari

    With that many kids-how to keep track of underwear?

    I don’t know, buy it in different colors for each kid or a different pattern. I have 2 girls of similar age. One has Olaf undies, one has Wonder Woman. BOOM.

  • Nea

    Or, if that’s too expensive (and when TLC found them they were dirt poor), sharpie marker on the waistband.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    They also make this laundry tape that is pretty inexpensive. Every year when my kids went off to camp I had to iron the tape into all the clothes they were taking and mark their names in. Cheap and easy.

  • Nea

    There’s still the argument that if TLC films Anna, TLC pays Anna, which means TLC is materially supporting her child molester husband. TLC films Jim Bob and Michelle, TLC pays Jim Bob and Michelle, TLC gives money to confessed hiders of child molestation. You don’t need your own contract to use those facts as blackmail leverage. I will, frankly, be surprised if a whole LOT of people don’t make that argument if anything Duggar ends up back on TV.

  • SAO

    That might be good argument for a boycott, and it’s possibly grounds for a suit (I’m not sure by whom), but it’s not an argument suggesting that June Shannon has any grounds to sue TLC (unless TLC breached her contract, something I’d find surprising).

  • BridgetD

    Ew!

  • BridgetD

    I have a twin and a sister who is 6 years my junior. We were all wearing the same size for a while (little sister has Soto Syndrome, so she’s a bit bigger than her peers), and we used sharpie and different styles/colors. Lots of options for differentiating clothes, including socks and underwear. I find it highly disturbing that the kids all have to share :/.

  • mayarend

    The thing is… It’s not only disturbing for kids, but imagine teenaged daughters (menstruating and all, maybe leaking sometimes?) sharing their undies.

  • Isilwath Theresa Imparato

    I lost all respect for TLC years ago when they swapped out decent, informative programming for mindless drivel. That being said, I’m surprised no one here is discussing the Jill Duggar Dillard instagram controversy where they posted pics of baby Israel tightly swaddled in a blanket, screaming his head off. It would be interesting to see of those here who know much more about blanket training and swaddling than I do agree with some commenters that Israel is being disciplined with the blanket and not “swaddled in comfort” as some claim.