Sept 11 Operation Facts
NORAD Stand Down
“The defense of U.S. airspace on 9/11 was not
conducted in accord with pre-existing training and
—9/11 Commission Report, page 31
According to Air Force pilots, standard procedure is
to send air escorts, whether armed or not, within minutes
of any communication failure or hijacking with any aircraft
"Day or night, 24-7, a pair of pilots and two crew chiefs stand alert in a secure compound on Homestead, the base Hurricane Andrew nearly razed in August 1992. Within minutes, the crew chiefs can launch the pilots and send them on their way to intercept 'unknown riders,' whether they’re Cuban MiGs, drug traffickers, smugglers, hijackers, novice pilots who’ve filed faulty flight plans or crippled aircraft limping in on a wing and a prayer."
" 'If needed, we could be killing things in five minutes or less,' said Capt. Tom 'Pickle' Herring, a full-time alert pilot. "
—Airman Quarterly (United States Air Force)
"Florida's Eagles stand sentry over southern skies"
Note the 1999 example of Payne Stewart's plane
"An Air Force spokesman says two U.S. Air Force F-15s from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, intercepted the plane shortly after it lost contact with aircraft controllers, and followed it to Missouri....Over Missouri, four F-16s from an Air National Guard unit based in Fargo, North Dakota, took over the escort mission, and stayed with the plane until it crashed....The Air Force says additional F-16s were also scrambled from the Oklahoma Air National Guard unit in Tulsa, but were not used because the Fargo planes arrived first....In fact, a Pentagon spokesman said, the F-16 fighter planes that monitored the jet's flight were not armed with air-to-air missiles."
Even the year just before 9/11, there were 67 routine scrambles
"nearly seven times as often as the 67 scrambles from the same period a year earlier."
Robert Bowman, former U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
with 101 combat missions
"I'm an old interceptor pilot, I know the drill, I've done it. I know how long it takes, I know the rules... and... critics on the government story on 9/11 have said: 'Well, they knew about this, and they did nothing'. That's not true. If our government had done nothing that day, and let normal procedure be followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of dead Americans would still be alive."
—L.A. 9/11 Truth Conference June 24-25, 2006
Watch the video of Bowman at Chicago conference
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