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NPR Report: Hijacker Flight Training Sponsorship  
User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 942 times:
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NPR had a brief sentence in a report about the hijackers that there are questions as to their flight training sponsorship.

NPR said that there are reports that some Saudi Arabian airlines may have sponsored the training of some of the hijackers.

Let me be clear: I am not saying that the Saudi airline industry is responsible.

It would, however, be awful if this was the case. Who else is the aviation industry unknowingly training? That thought is fairly alarming...

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User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 913 times:

http://www.woai.com/

Unfortunately, as improbable as it seems, true. And better yet, the American taxpayer paid for it.

Joe


User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 903 times:

Yes, that is interesting...
I had heard during lunch that 2(?) of the pilots were former Saudi military pilots who had been through training at the Air War College and Air Force language Instiutue (this is if memory serves correctly)
Regards,
Tom



is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 895 times:
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Thanks for posting that, Republic, even though WOAI is hardly what one could call a "good" news organization...

(Disclaimer: WOAI-AM is a radio station here in San Antonio that is notorious for its very right-wing opinionated news reporting... even still referring to Beijing as a city in "Red China")

I know that AFLI (Air Force Lang. Institute) is based here (at Lackland AFB, I believe), but did the Saudi pilots also receive flight training here in San Antonio?


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