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Flight 93 pilot, 100 hours training

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:37 PM
More infomration on the pilots of the hijacked airliers only having very basic training and some had no commercial pilot certificate.

9/11 Comission, Staff Statement No. 4

Among the four hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93, Ziad Jarrah was the lone individual who is recorded as having received flight training and FAA pilot certification. Jarrah received his private pilot certificate from the FAA in November, 2000, and was recorded as having received Boeing flight simulator training.

Staff would note that Jarrah had logged only 100 flight hours, and did not possess a commercial pilot certificate or multi-engine rating.

FAA Investigated Hijacker in 2001
Federal aviation authorities were alerted in early 2001 that an Arizona flight school believed one of the eventual Sept. 11 hijackers lacked the English and flying skills necessary for the commercial pilot's license he already held, flight school and government officials say....(AP, 10 May 02)

[edit on 27-3-2008 by ULTIMA1]

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 06:49 PM
Ziad Jarrah.... What was his experience?

Interesting enough, Ziad Jarrah was enrolled in flight school for six months, from June 2000 to January 15, 2001.

Jarrah had obtained his license to fly small planes, and began training to fly large jets late in 2000. He flew to Beirut to visit his family, and then to Germany to visit his girlfriend Sengün. He brought her back to the United States for a ten-day visit, and she even attended a flight school session with him. In mid-January of 2001, he again flew to Beirut to visit his father, who was to have open-heart surgery. He then visited his girlfriend Sengün in Germany and came back to the United States again.

Seems he had enough experience to crash a plane.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 07:05 PM
It doesnt matter how much experience they had or have, none of them were flying.

Flight 93 was a cruise missile.. but we all know that now flight 11,175 remotely flown.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by IvanZana

Riiiiight Ivana, I forgot. Please disregard my post. What was I thinking??

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 10:18 PM
reply to post by ULTIMA1


You can get your private pilots licence after just 45 hours; you can even land and take of a Cessna after only a few lessons, you can fly it yourself on your first lesson.

Why do people seem to make out that it’s actually hard to fly a plane? It’s easier than driving a car – Landing and Taking off are the hard bits, which....wait for it....this might surprise you.... The skill for landing and taking off are not actually needed when planning to crash a plane!

It’s even easier to crash a larger plane, and even easier to crash it into a target that doesn’t move ie: A building!

I suggest people take at least 1 flying lesson (you can get your first one pretty cheap) and you will see how simple and easy it is to fly a plane.


[edit on 27/3/2008 by Mikey84]

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 01:24 AM

Originally posted by Mikey84
Why do people seem to make out that it’s actually hard to fly a plane? It’s easier than driving a car –

But it is hard to make some of the maneuvers they made, even experienced pilots with thousands of hours of flight time have stated that it would have been hard for them to do some the things the hijackers did on 9/11.

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