Gyrocopter Pilot's Friend: 'He's not a Nut'

Doug Hughes, the 61-year-old Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, is “not a psychopath,” his friend and fellow letter carrier Mike Shanahan told The Washington Post.
“I realize this stunt seems totally insane. But he’s not a nut,” Shanahan said. “What he wanted to do was get America’s attention. And he sure did that.”
Shanahan said he and Hughes made a website two years ago about threats facing the United States, including campaign-finance issues, but it hadn’t gained any traction.