posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 10:10 PM
Or I can explain this from the viewpoint of aviation. It's somewhat hard to see what the blazes you are looking at from the cockpit of an airliner.
Windows are there more to allow you to see what you're going to fly into (weather wise) - not see the ground. To effectively see what your target
is, you must roll your aircraft to 'point' the side windows at the ground, in order to get a decent view of what is down there. Once identifying
the Pentagon, you then must allow yourself enough distance to be able to come around and strike the building.
They didn't give themselves as much room as they probably would have liked, and their final approach was very, very haphazard as they were rather
close to the building, giving them very little time to adjust their flight path.
Either way, after identifying their target, they came back for their approach, again rolling the aircraft to identify and home in on the building.
They then banked in a dive towards the Pentagon, much like you would pull into a parking space.... only you don't blow up at the end.
Nothing really symbolic about it. It's a very logical method for attacking a building from a plane that has about a tenth of the visibility most