FoxTwo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 13681 times:
10 years ago today, Civil Aviation was used as a terrorizing weapon - changing many of our lives in ways that are incommunicable.
It is important we pay tribute to those lost, and honor their memories. I will never forget reading this forum as the events unfolded.
Be sure to thank your local first response teams regardless of nationality. Whether it's organizing a barbecue for paramedics, firefighters, police officers, or simply offering a handshake, be sure to let this day bring out the best in all of us.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7322 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13506 times:
Quoting amccann (Reply 1): America will never forget and will remain forever strong and forever vigilant. God bless America.
Exactly what he said.
Terrible day for not only America but for the world. The worst day in Aviation History IMO, never had civil aircraft been used to cause so much death and destruction. Hopefully it will never happen again. Cant believe it has been 10 years.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Stabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13392 times:
It saddens me that people can cause so much destruction and violence with airplanes. From the time I was three, until 9/11/01, I wanted to be a pilot. Watching, as a youngster, airplanes kill thousands on people on live tv is something I will, and must not, ever forget. Not unntil I was 17 did that spark re-kindle and I decided I wanted to be a pilot.
Today marks the second time in the past two years I will be flying on 9/11. I have a cross-country into MSP Bravo Airspace in 12 hours. Many of the pilots sharing the skies with me later today lost colleagues and friends that day, both pilots and flight crew, even friends and family in the towers or elsewhere.
But the terrorists have not stopped what I love to do, and I fly today as a gesture to them: Your acts of terror will not end my dreams. I am a strong and proud American. Your acts of terror have failed to cripple the spirit and resolve of the American people.
I urge my countrymen, and all around the world, to stand together on this day.
God Bless America.
So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Nutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 510 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 13285 times:
I have spent much of the last week watching documentaries on the events of September 11th. What I just recently realized was how that day altered the course of my life and I guess I had never really thought about it in that way. I was a flight attendant for NW at the time and while I knew how 9/11 impacted me in the most immediate sense, I guess I didnt realize that it would be responsible for many major life decisions in the 10 years that would follow.
While September 11th touched my life in some very negative ways, I count myself lucky that I know nobody personally that was impacted by the loss of a family member, friend or aquaintance. To all of those who find themselves thnking about somebody close who was lost on that morning, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Remember, flags at half staff today, all day.
American Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Northwest Airlines, America West Airlines, USAFR
ghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 13281 times:
Never forgotten, and forever grateful.
Thanks to all the kind service-men who went above-and-beyond to ensure the public's safety.
I was only 7-years old when it happened, but I still remember walking down the stairs that morning to see my mom, distraught. The rest of the day is a blur.. but the emotions I felt, and received from my parents' anguish, will never be forgotten. Nor will the strange feeling of returning to school on 9/12.
Seeing UA 175 is particularly gut-wrenching for me. Lisa A. Frost was my old friend's relative, she lived in RSM, California.. and died on that flight.
It's truly amazing that it's been 10 years, as a person I've changed and matured--but the feeling of loss and confusion still remains the same.
jrodATC From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12934 times:
AAL 11, 77 and UAL 93, 175 I salute you on this day as well as all those who died during the attacks and those who died and will die defending our freedoms.
Also, many thanks to those nations that showed (and still do) a great deal of love to the USA on 9/11/01. As an American that loves to travel, it means a lot to me that other nations and people love us as we do them.
This is the particular airplane that was first to crash into the World Trade Center at 8.35A EST on September 11, 2001. It was also the first of the four airplanes to be attacked by terrorists. N334AA, a Boeing 767 of American Airlines, was scheduled to fly BOS-LAX as flight AA 11 on the morning of that day.
May all passengers, crews and those who perished on the ground rest in peace for ever.
Macsog6 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12582 times:
I was living in Sydney at the time and was awakened in the middle of the night by a neighbor who had been called by relatives in the US. I will never forget that long night as I watched in horror as the events unfolded in New York.
Nor will I forget the walk to work the next morning with all the Australian flags at half staff and American flags draped from the windows of many buildings.
Yes, many things changed about how we travel, many of them for the worst, but the fact that I am writing this from Budapest is perhaps the best evidence that the terrorists did in fact not win. We can still travel, albeit we grumble more, but we can still go. And what the terrorists sought was to stop the spread of freedom and few places on earth have given more to the struggle for freedom than this beautiful city did in 1956.
I am reminded of the words of Thomas Paine, writing during the American revolution, when he said "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."
God bless America, God bless Australia, God bless Hungary, and God bless all those who struggle for freedom is not yet at an end.
Let us continue to fly, with all the hassles and disturbances, and fly for evermore.
Sixty Plus Years of Flying! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Saint Ex
USAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10958 times:
This day, so many heros, so many stories, but the one that touched me the most were the actions of 40 people on United Flight 93 who were the first warriors in the War on Terror. They fought back, knowing that they would not die in vein.
My God Bless them, and may God Bless America. Their sacrifice will always be remembered.
336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB
Viper911 From Israel, joined Oct 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9525 times:
May all those who lost their lives on that horrifying day, rest in peace, and god bless their souls, from the clueless passengers on board the 4 flights, to the brave FDNY firefighters that stormed the burning towers. Everyone should salute you.
The last 10 years passed by so fast, but the tragedy, and the people we lost, will never be forgotten.
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