“Hijacker” Instructor Described Woeful Skills

“Hijacker” Instructor Described Woeful Skills

Guest column by Hugh Turley

An edited version of this article was published in the September 2008 Hyattsville (MD) Life and Times.

This month at the Pentagon a memorial will be dedicated to the 184 victims who died on September 11, 2001. One of those victims was my high school ROTC instructor, Max Beilke. On March 29, 1973, Max Beilke was the “official last man” to leave Vietnam when the United States was ending its direct military presence in Vietnam.

When tragedy struck the morning of September 11 people wondered what had happened.   The names and the number of victims would not be known for weeks.natsios-flight77

The following day The Washington Post described how American Airlines Flight 77 approached the Pentagon, “The unidentified pilot executed a pivot so tight that it reminded observers of a fighter jet maneuver…aviation sources said the plane was flown with extraordinary skill. Someone even knew how to turn off the transponder, a move that is considerably less than obvious.”

Within days the names of 19 terrorist hijackers were publicized.

On September 16, Hani Hanjour was named as the hijacker and pilot aboard American Airlines Flight 77. The Washington Post said, “Federal records show Hani Hanjoor [sic] obtained a commercial pilot’s license in April of 1999 with a rating to fly commercial jets”.

When Hanjour’s name appeared in the press, Marcel Bernard, the chief flight instructor at the Freeway Airport in nearby Mitchellville, Md., contacted authorities and reported that Hanjour had visited the airport.


Hani Hanjour

Hanjour went into the air in a Cessna 172 three times with instructors in August of 2001, a scant month before the attack on the Pentagon, for a “check out” to rent an airplane, Bernard told the Hyattsville Life and Times. “Insurance requires that a person must be checked out before they can rent a plane at the airport,” Bernard said. “Hanjour’s skills were so poor we would not rent a plane to him.”

The Prince George’s Journal [Sept. 18, 2001] reported that Hanjour did not finish a flight school in Arizona in 1996 “because instructors felt he was not capable.” Bernard recalled that Hanjour did have a commercial pilot’s license that had been issued in Arizona, but he was certain Hanjour did not have what is called a “Type Rating,” which is necessary to fly commercial jets.

Not only are the requisite piloting skills different, but a certified commercial jet pilot must be proficient in English. Bernard said that Hanjour’s English speaking skills were so poor he “could barely understand him on the telephone.”

Bernard said it is possible a person with some flying experience, even a poor pilot like Hanjour, could steer a plane in the air and crash it into a building. But, he said,

“[Hanjour’s] skills were so poor he may have been aiming for the White House when he hit the Pentagon.”

Bernard was asked about the Post’s report that “aviation sources said the plane was flown with extraordinary skill” and executed a pivot that “reminded observers of a fighter jet maneuver.”

“That’s difficult to believe,” he responded. “I don’t believe a lot that I read in the newspaper.”

He then asked rhetorically, “Whose opinions are those, and who are the unnamed aviation sources?”


National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial


It is fitting that a memorial should be dedicated to all the innocent victims who perished on that fateful day. It is also proper that all of our questions be answered.

April 6, 2015


Follow @BuelahMan


Did I rub you the wrong way or stroke you just right? Let me know below in the comments section or Email me at buelahman {AT} g m a i l {DOT} com

Please keep comments relevant to the topic. Multiple links will automatically relegate your comment to the spam section, so keep that in mind as you post.

If for some reason you actually liked this post, click the “Like” button below. If you feel like someone else needs to see this (or you just want to ruin someone’s day), click the Share Button at the bottom of the post and heap this upon some undeserving soul. And as sad as this thought may be, it may be remotely possible that us rednecks here at The Revolt please you enough (or more than likely, you are just a glutton for punishment??), that you feel an overwhelming desire to subscribe via the Email subscription and/or RSS Feed buttons found on the upper right hand corner of this page (may the Lord have mercy on your soul).

All posts are opinions meant to foster comment, reporting, teaching & study under the “fair use doctrine” in Sec. 107 of U.S. Code Title 17. No statement of fact is made or should be implied. Ads appearing on this blog are solely the product of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BuehlahMan’s Revolt or WordPress.com

3 thoughts on ““Hijacker” Instructor Described Woeful Skills

  1. Flights 11 and 77: The BTS Tables

    “The first to notice that American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 were not even scheduled to fly on 9/11 was the brilliant Australian blues musician, Gerard Holmgren, who was interviewed by David West on 27 June 2005. Others, such as Nick Kollerstrom, “9 Keys to 9/11″, have also reported the same difficulty with the government’s official account. If AA Flight 11 did not even take off from Boston’s Logan Airport on the morning of 9/11, then it cannot possibly have hit the North Tower around the 96th floor at 0846 hours and thereby brought about the death of its 92 passengers. And if AA Flight 77 did not take off from Dulles International on the morning of 9/11, then it, also, cannot have crashed into the Pentagon at 0940 hours and thereby brought about the death of its 64 passengers. Yet that is what the data that Holmgren discovered in the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows to have been the case. In his new book, 9/11: ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC (2011), Edward Hendrie has published the data tables for both of these alleged flights, where it turns out that the BTS subsequently revised their tables with partial data in order to cover up their absence.”

    “the planes corresponding to Flights 93 and 175 were not deregistered until 28 September 2005, which raises the questions, “How can planes that were not in the air have crashed on 9/11?” and “How can planes that crashed on 9/11 have still been in the air four years later?” ”


    There were planes used as props in ancillary ways around each of the four “crash” sites, but two of the flights were not even in the air that day and the other two flights.

    As for “passengers” on any of these four planes, I ask “what passengers?”

    Read book
    Rumors Fly, Truth Walks: How Lies Become Our History
    by Dean T. Hartwell


  2. The entire “Jewish” narrative is a Lie…


    9/11 is just another one in a long, long list…

    the order still stands…

    As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
    so shall it be in the end of this world.

    The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
    and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend,
    and them which do iniquity;

    And shall cast them into a furnace of fire:
    there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
    Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.



You Got Something To Say? Please keep your maw respectful and gab on topic.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s