Where were you on September 11th 2001?

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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#301 Post by DanWEC » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:12 pm

To make us dudes feel old- High school students today, right now, are studying 9/11 as a historic event that happened before they were born.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#302 Post by KAG » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:16 am

Watching it live in yxl.

As a positive note, my son was born 3 years ago on the 11th.gives it a happy spin on an otherwise crappy date.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#303 Post by lhalliday » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:25 am

When my alarm went off I listened to the news and was very quickly in WTF?! mode.

I turned on the TV and saw the second plane hit. I figured that the buildings were severely damaged, possibly beyond economic repair.

They were showing some pictures of the Pentagon and abruptly cut back to New York. It took a second to figure out what was wrong with the picture...

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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#304 Post by SuperchargedRS » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:22 am

DanWEC wrote:To make us dudes feel old- High school students today, right now, are studying 9/11 as a historic event that happened before they were born.
I don't think I even want to know how they are "teaching" that.... No doubt using it as a way to get the kids to dance around the flag and take it in the rear from the government at any time and for any reason and without question.

The biggest damage done to America wasn't on 9/11, it was on the changes made to America after that date, the "terrorists" won, they got the US to burn its own constitution and change their way of life based on the actions of a few idiotic religious nut jobs.
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#305 Post by all_ramped_up » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:16 pm

Was working up in Fort Nelson.

Went downstairs to get breakfast and heard some yokels talking about terrorism. Got my food and returned to my room in time to see the second bird plough into the second tower. Surreal.
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#306 Post by MrWings » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:22 am

all_ramped_up wrote:Was working up in Fort Nelson.

Went downstairs to get breakfast and heard some yokels talking about terrorism. Got my food and returned to my room in time to see the second bird plough into the second tower. Surreal.
Those Fort Nelson yokels had some pretty good intuition. From what I remember, after the first plane hit, details were very unclear and media was reporting it as an accident.

It wasn't until the second plane hit that it was obviously clear that it was intentional and the linkage to terrorism was made.
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#307 Post by redlaser » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:24 am

I was having breakfast at the airport in Port Aux Choix NFL. And Labrador, listening to the radio when the news of the first aircraft hit the twin towers in NYC, then minutes later the news of the second aircraft hitting the towers came on, I then went into town to watch it on a big screen TV, and viewed the buildings collapsing. Most of the aircraft over the Atlantic ocean were diverted to Gander NFL
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#308 Post by dashx » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:08 pm

Flying a charter (AME on board). Diverted to Timmins.
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#309 Post by I WAS Birddog » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:29 am

Good morning Internets....

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#310 Post by rookiepilot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:41 am

Downtown Toronto, been here a couple years. Surreal experience. Decided quickly that wasn't an ideal place to be, as did most working in those high rises. No one knew what might happen next.

I continue to be deeply touched by this event, as it hit my industry so hard. (Finance)

Can't believe its going on 20 years. Remember it like it was yesterday.

Everyone ought to visit the 911 memorial and museum. Its a moving experience.
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#311 Post by Braun » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:16 am

In high school english. The teacher trollied in a TV and we watched it all day. I will never forget watching the second aircraft hit. Surreal.
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#312 Post by Schooner69A » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:29 am

Had just returned to CYSJ from Portsmouth NH; probably beating the "no fly" by minutes. Watched the rest unfold on pax lounge TV...
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#313 Post by confusedalot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Sleeping in my bed after a late night return with two sceduled days off. My wife at the time woke me up to witness the news coverage.

I was lucky, I could have easily been scheduled for work and endured the pandemonium of being over the Atlantic and sent all over the place.
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#314 Post by BTD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Grade 12/OAC algebra class.

I didn't really find out what happened until I got home.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#315 Post by Mike Coulombe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:45 pm

KAG wrote:Watching it live in yxl.
At the Bearskin Hangar, yxl.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#316 Post by Zaibatsu » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:50 am

English 20. Grade 11. I meandered from class to class in a state of shock that day.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#317 Post by lhalliday » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 am

The best answer anybody has ever given me to "where were you on 9/11?" remains "Give me a break! I grew up in Northern Ireland."

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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#318 Post by Meatservo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 pm

I wish that "Sulako" guy would decree THIS thread to have "run its course" and euthanize it.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#319 Post by complexintentions » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:53 am

lhalliday wrote:The best answer anybody has ever given me to "where were you on 9/11?" remains "Give me a break! I grew up in Northern Ireland."

...laura
Love it! Some healthy perspective.

9/11 was a tragic and a large event, but only one of many, many other events far more profound, both before and since. It's been chosen for some reason to be the poster child of such things.

Hate to say it, but mostly because...it happened in the US, to Americans.

I went flying on the day, btw. One of only a couple of medevac flights authorized that day. Was definitely weird, to be pretty much the only aircraft in the province talking to ATC. Ghostly quiet. On takeoff from YYJ we weren't allowed to use runway 09 as it would have pointed our small, fast jet at US airspace...
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#320 Post by Old fella » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:18 am

Meatservo wrote:I wish that "Sulako" guy would decree THIS thread to have "run its course" and euthanize it.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#321 Post by digits_ » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:52 am

complexintentions wrote:
lhalliday wrote:The best answer anybody has ever given me to "where were you on 9/11?" remains "Give me a break! I grew up in Northern Ireland."

...laura
Love it! Some healthy perspective.

9/11 was a tragic and a large event, but only one of many, many other events far more profound, both before and since. It's been chosen for some reason to be the poster child of such things.

Hate to say it, but mostly because...it happened in the US, to Americans.
This. My first thought when it happened was: "Great, they'll blow this way out of proportion" (no pun intended).

And they did. Oh god they did.

It is of course a gigantic traumatizing event for everyone who was involved, but if you compare it to other events in other countries done to other people, it puts things in perspective.
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Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

#322 Post by KenoraPilot » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:57 pm

In the hallways of my high school when someone first mentioned that a plane had crashed into the world trade centre. It got crazy for the rest of the day from there.
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