Aviation Officials Remember September 11, 2001
Air traffic controllers explored the decisions they made during and after the attacks on September 11, 2001. After their discussion they… read more
Air traffic controllers explored the decisions they made during and after the attacks on September 11, 2001. After their discussion they responded to questions from members of the audience.
Ben Sliney was on his first day in the job as the Federal Aviation Administration National Operations Manager on September 11, 2001, when he gave the historic command to shut down American airspace. Colin Scoggins was the military liaison and an air traffic controller at FAA’s Boston Center. Dan Creedon, departure controller for the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) at Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C., diverted aircraft away from American Flight 77, which later rammed into the Pentagon. The moderator was Lynn Spencer, author of Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11 (Free Press, 2008).
The symposium, “Navigating Chaos: Aviation’s Response on 9/11,” was organized by The University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Library’s Special Collections department. The a cappella group Novis performed the National Anthem.
The symposium, “Navigating Chaos: Aviation’s Response on 9/11,” was organized by The University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Library’s Special Collections department. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Sheila Pineres Interim Dean University of Texas at Dallas->McDermott Library
- Colin Scoggins Air Traffic Controller
- Gary Slagel Mayor Richardson, TX
- Benedict Sliney Operations Manager (Former) Federal Aviation Administration->New York Terminal
- Lynn Spencer Pilot ExpressJet Airlines
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