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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 We Remember...

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"From now on, every airline ticket purchased is a vote for Freedom, and every flight flown is a victory over terrorism.  So thank you for your patronage, thank you for your  patriotism, and God bless America!” 

Freedom One RNAV Arrival into DCA...







MEMORIAL SITES/TRIBUTES

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—UA FLIGHT 93 LINKS
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—UA FLIGHT 175 LINKS
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GROUND ZERO/PENTAGON/SHANKSVILLE

  
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FIRST RESPONDERS


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     —FDNY



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     —NYPD


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OTHER COOL STUFF



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—Memorial post by Miss TWA 



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"LET'S ROLL" 
The rallying cry of America's First Counterattack against fanatical terrorism
—The Todd Beamer Story
"Let's Roll"

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MY 9/11 STORY

As an airline pilot, I am often asked about my personal 9/11 story. 
While I had many airline friends “on the road” that day, I fortunately was off and at home.
Our first indication came when Tawni (my wife at the time ) and I were dropping our two kids off at grade school.  They were attending a private Christian school run by their grandma, who came running out to inform us.
We went inside to watch CNN and try to make sense of the news.  The 2nd plane had just hit, so we all knew it was a terror attack.  We spent the day riveted to the screen, while the teachers tried valiantly (and in vain) to give the kids a routine day of classes.
I was scheduled to fly the next day, but Tawni put her foot down and demanded I stay home.  The point turned out to be moot, as the FAA took the unprecedented step of grounding ALL U.S. air traffic for the next 3 days.
Airline crews were strewn and stranded across the country, having been diverted inflight to the nearest suitable airports—and then grounded.  Flight crews did their best to make the best of it, miles away from worried loved ones.  Three days later, they became some of the many unsung heroes of 9/11, being the very first to return to America’s Free Skies.
When I finally flew again, about a week later, passengers and crew alike were still understandably skittish.  In the back of my head I had prepared a pre-departure speech, which I’ll try to recreate here:
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking.  Welcome aboard Flight XX, with service to XYZ.
“I understand that you may feel a tad nervous being onboard today given the week’s unprecedented events.  Let me personally assure you that we as a flight crew and airline have done our very best to give you the safest and most secure flight possible.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to point out that, from now on, every airline ticket that you purchase is a vote for Freedom, and every flight flown is a victory over terrorism.  So thank you for your patronage, thank you for your  patriotism, and God bless America!”


And yes, I got a rousing round of applause from the cabin for that one...



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9/11/12 "Freedom Flight" (Thanks to Bon for the track and pic!)
9/11/12: I voted today!


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My dispatcher agrees!

and finally...
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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
The war against terrorism isn't over.  Regardless of your politics, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!  A few links:
Troop Support.com (many links)
Of course there are a million more sites recounting 9/11, honoring the victims, etc., and unfortunately a thousand whackjob conspiracy sites, scumbags celebrating it, etc...

Feel free to list in the Comments Section your favorite sites HONORING 9/11...


ADDENDUM
Honoring the life of U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, brutally murdered with his staff and dragged through the streets of Libya in protest over. . . a MOVIE he had nothing to do with!



Please, Islam, you keep professing you are a "peaceful religion," but we out West are NOT seeing it!  Please prove us wrong!!


Addendum #2: An Encouraging Sign!




A few brave souls in the Muslim world are standing AGAINST violence and terrorism!  I hope this becomes a HUGE grassroots movement.  I see this as the ONLY  WAY out of this worldwide mess . . . but it takes GREAT courage, for they could be "martyred" by fanatics for their nonviolent beliefs!



24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!! Always a pleasure flying with you...Always proud to call you my Captain!!

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    1. My pleasure, Miss Mary Mug! Though I never got my coffee in a mug on that flight...just sayin'... ;-)

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  2. Yes,Cappy,
    I'm afraid your more than right...about the 'Wackedout Scumbags'....out there.....esspecially the one's who 'Spew' the filth, that we 'bombed' ourselves.....!!!!!
    I can't even go there, it "Enrages".... me so much......!!!!!!!!
    Thanks So much for putting all the 'Memorial' sites......
    Interesting....the John Lennon quote......"Imagine all the people, living life in peace"..........I'm afraid, that is only 'Wishful thinking'.....now....and the best revenge, I think is to....."Live" Rich Full livies....And....to "Honor" our Men and Woman, who have fought.....for the ever elusive "PEACE"......!!!!!!
    Thank You Cappy for putting all the web links to memorials......!!!!!!
    and of course, for including my humble blog......!!!!!!!!!!
    Safe Flying today.....I will be 'Watching' over today!!!!!!!!!!!
    MissTWA

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    1. ...and remember every AIRLINE FLIGHT FLOWN is a VOTE FOR FREEDOM!!!!

      ...today I go out and VOTE for FREEDOM TWICE!!!

      You've a great post, Miss T, thanks for sharing with us all!

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  3. Anyone: please share links to First Responder sites. I am flying but will add later!

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  4. Yes Capppy....WOW........"Every flight flown today is a "Vote"....for Freedom.......
    LOVE IT......!!

    LET FREEDOM RING..........Until it 'Deafens' those who mean to do us Harm......!!!!!!
    Your Welcome Captain.......!!!!

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  5. Fantastic post! Wonderfully done. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Airplane Pilot Chatter guy! ;-)

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  6. Capn'...Thank you for the wonderful rememberance post, and all the sites you added. It is a reminder that we continue to have the freedom that so many do not.

    "The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom. --Rudolph W. Giuliani. December 31, 2001."

    Yes,freedom continues on in our great country, and I am sure it continues to tick the hell out of the scum. That is our power so GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    Thank you again for the wonderful and heartfelt post...be safe up there in the skies:)

    Bon

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    1. Thanks, Bon! And thanks so much for the wonderful track pic!

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    2. You are most welcome,Capn'! Just was something fun to do on a dismal day of rememberance. Thanks for sharing it on your blog. Bon :-)

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  7. OH Cappy......reading your 9/11 story......brought me to 'Tears', with the 'Announcement' you gave on your returning to 'fly'.....!!!!

    Seems, the only way, we can rid the world of these 'Fanatics', who don't mind blowing themselves up, is to 'Detonate'....them, before they're ready to take their one-way ticket to kingdom come!!!!....Just like the Hero's of flight 93 over, Pennsylvania did!!!!!!!!......'Those Souls on Board' were their own "FIRST RESPONDERS".......
    Thanks again, for all the 'site' links here.....
    everyday is 9/11, in our 'Hearts'.......and I Thank all those who, serve our Country,in the War, and all those 'First Responders'...who served their Country, as well, when they went inside those 'Towers', the 'Pentagon', and the hallowed 'Ground' in Pennsylvania......!!!!!!
    and Bonnie, I love the Cap's, "Freedom Flight".......Memorial..........!!!!!!!
    Safe Travels Captain........♠
    I am so Proud to know you.........!!!!!!

    MissTWA

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    1. Sadly, Miss T, you were proved right in your assessment when yesterday, on 9/11/12, our Libyan Ambassador was brutally murdered! (See addendum to my post.)

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  8. Wow! The sad thing is that their ignorance and hatred ends up being their demise ultimately. This is such a tragic and unnecessary loss. Oh my...on the 9/11 anniversary no less. How heartbreaking...my God does this hatred ever end??? How hard for all involved to have to deal with this. My thoughts and prayers are for those suffering right now with all of this.

    Thanks for the sad, but beautiful post...B

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    1. Bon, be sure to check out "Addendum 2"...it's an encouraging sign...

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  9. I read the article on the brave Muslims that are standing up against terrorism, and even apologizing for the scums who committed the vicious crime. The unfortunate thing is by standing up and speaking could result in their own deaths. Can you imagine that bravery? What a price they may have to pay in order for some type of freedom to possibly happen. I appreciate their gesture and my heart goes out to these Muslims who only wish for true and real peace. Maybe it is a start...

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  10. OH Cappy, Thank You for adding your "ADDENDUM".......of which I will do the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. BOTH ADDENDUMS..........I HAVE ALSO PUT ON MY BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      WE SHOULD ALL BE ............WORRIED......THIS IS SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Hi Cap'n,

    Powerful video that I haven't seen before. Thanks for sharing, that must have been a very weird feeling.

    Keep up the good work, enjoying your blog as always!

    Bas

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  12. Wow! Did I miss that video you posted or did you just put it up? Superb. Thanks for sharing it. B :)

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    1. Ya I added it later after I found it on Miss T's site!

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  13. Cappy........Those 3 words........"Sequence Failed Continuity".....you know of these words.......of course, but did you know about this 9/11 story before......????

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    1. No, I hadn't heard it before. Hadn't heard "SFC" term either--eerily dry lingo for "hijacked and crashed!" Very powerful story. Love the ending.

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  14. Oh "Cap"...........I LOVE THE NEW PIC.....AT THE TOP OF THIS POST.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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