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Command & Control: The Careful Job of Piloting the President on Sept. 11, 2001

“We got word that there were about nine aircraft that had been hijacked, that’s what we were passed from the Secret Service channels and everything else. We were trying to figure out exactly whether we were about to be under attack, whether we were a part of it. No one really knew, so the plan for us was get the plane moving as quick as possible because sitting on the Sarasota tarmac I was just a big target, a 747…We are a sitting duck.”

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