Former Air Traffic Controller Speaks Out

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon

 

This episode of Visibility 9-11 features an interview with former air traffic controller Robin Hordon. Mr. Hordon provides a valuable insight into the inner workings of Air Traffic Control Towers around the country including qualifications and training for air traffic controllers, Hijacking Protocol, In Flight Emergency Protocol and the difference between the two, and the way these protocols were manipulated in the months prior to September 11th, 2001.

Closing music by Cyberian.

Listen here.

Former Air Traffic Controller Speaks Out,

[GW's comment: a must-hear 1/2 hour interview with the air traffic controller is here]

The First Fifteen Minutes of September 11th - communitycurrency.org
Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon speaks out
on 9/11, NORAD and what should have happened on 9/11.
By Jeremy Baker

Within three hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Robin Hordon knew it was an inside job. He had been an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) for eleven years before Reagan fired him and hundreds of his colleagues after they went on strike in the eighties. Having handled in-flight emergencies and two actual hijackings in his career, he is well qualified to comment on what NORAD should have been able to achieve in its response to the near simultaneous hijacking of four domestic passenger carriers on the morning of September 11th, 2001.