These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Had previously flown the actual two United Airlines aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11 (Flight 93, which impacted in Pennsylvania, and Flight 175, the second plane to hit the WTC). Their sincere concern, backed by their professional responsibility for air traffic safety demonstrate that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite. Served as Member of the Board of Directors, Master Executive Council, and Chairman of the Local Scheduling Committee of the 66,00 member Airline Pilots Association. Combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in Northern and Southern Watch. Awarded Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals.
Scotty Zeches, MBA – Commercial airline pilot with Air Astana Airlines, Indi Go Airlines, Skybus Airlines, Independence Airlines, Atlantic Coast Airlines, and Florida Air Cargo. Aircraft flown: British Aerospace BA-3100 Jetstream, Dornier 328Jet (328-300), Airbus A320. Former adjunct faculty at Lafayette College, Moravian College, Muhlenburg College and Temple University.
Aircraft flown: Fokker F27 Friendship, Short Brothers SD3, Piper PA-31T. Also FAA certified Flight Engineer, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Former Marine Corps fighter pilot, including interceptor pilot.
Held 17 world records including speed around the world in a Lear Jet Model 24, set in 1966. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, 757 and 767, Mc Donnell Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100.
He was presented with the PATCO award for outstanding airmanship in 1968, and the Symons Wave memorial. Had previously flown the actual two United Airlines aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11 (Flight 93, which impacted in Pennsylvania, and Flight 175, the second plane to hit the WTC).
Typed in Cesna 500 Citation, de Havilland Canada DHC-7, Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante, British Aerospace BA-3100 Jetstream, Cessna Citations. 11,000 in a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft; C-23 Sherpa, de Havilland C-7 Caribou, Beechcraft U-21 Ute, Beechcraft U-8 Seminole , North American Rockwell T-39 Sabreliner, Sikorsky EH-60 and UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter, Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter, Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter.
Awarded Purple Heart for injuries and Silver Star for valor in combat in Vietnam. Aircraft flown: Boeing 727 and 737, Mc Donnell Douglas DC-9 and MD-80. Pieter Lathuy – Commercial airline pilot for Emirates Airline. Christina Merrick – Commercial airline pilot for Eastern Airlines and Valu Jet. Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, Mc Donnell Douglas DC-9, North American SNJ-5 Texan (T-6) and Navion, and Bellanca Viking. Commercial airline pilot for Eastern Metro, Braniff, Ryan International, Emery Worldwide, Polar Air Cargo. Aircraft flown: Boeing 737 and 747, Mc Donnell Douglas DC-8 and DC-10, and Lockheed L-300 Starlifter (C-141 A/B). As part of duties attended Aircraft Accident Investigation courses. Navy – Retired commercial airline pilot for American Airlines. Aircraft flown: Boeing 737, 757, 767; Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42, ATR-72. Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767, Lockheed L-1011. Aircraft flown: British Aircraft BAC-111, Convair CV-240, CV-340, and CV-440 Metropolitan, Douglas DC-3 and DC-4, Martin 2-0-2, Martin 4-0-4. After leaving the FAA, he had a 12-year career in the field of comedy ending up as artistic coordinator for "Catch A Rising Star" in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MARetired commercial airline pilot, Delta Airlines. FAA certified Flight and Ground Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Aircraft flown: Boeing 737, Boeing 727, Airbus A300-B4. Also FAA certified Flight Engineer, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Aircraft flown: Douglas DC-3, DC-6, DC-7, Lockheed L-188 Electra, Boeing 737, 757, 767. Army aviator, 220th Reconnaissance Airplane Company (RAC), Phu Bai, Vietnam. FAA certified commercial pilot (multiengine, instrument) and Flight Instructor. 23,000 total hours flown over his more than 50 year career. Aircraft flown: Piper Turbo Arrow, PA-32T Saratoga, Cessna 172 and 182T-Garmin 1000. FAA certified Ground Instructor (Advanced and Instrument).