9/11 and the City of Gander NL

" ... a bright light on the better part of our humanity."


A Life Lesson From 9/11


9/11 Attacks

September 11 Attacks (outline)   • Detail   • Map
 • Were there more than four hijacking teams?    • More
• 9/11 Miniute By Minute   • More   • Photo Essay
The 9-11 Tapes (ATC conversations w/ hijacked aircraft: chilling)
   • The President & Air Force One During Attack   • More

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral history of 9/11 **** (ebook)

9/11 Commission (summary)   • Full Report (7.2 MB)
   • Findings   • Criticism   • More Findings & Fixes
   • The "28 pages" (Saudi connection)

9/11 Facts & Statistics

First TV notification of attack & Gander response
(NBC, Tom Brokaw, video, 5:57)

North American Airspace Emergency
   • FAA Airspace Closure   • SCATANA Implementation
      • The Day the FAA Stopped the World
   • The Day the Planes Stood Still   • Animated Timeline
 • 9/11: The View From Boston Center
• NORAD Reaction   • More
   • Day of Terror for the Airlines (NY Times, 12 Sep 2001)
   • US Military Response During 9/11 Attacks
• NORAD Timeline
      • Air Sovereignty Alert (ASA) preparedness
   • US Air Defense Commander on 9/11  • 1st AF


Canadian Response

Nav Canada   • More
• Canadian Timeline   • Four Days in September
 • Operation Yellow Ribbon   • More   • At Halifax
Documentary **** (43:25)  • Video (arrivals)

• The Diversions: Pilots' View (video)
    Gander Oceanic's View (Cleared For Chaos; mocumentary - 52:00) ****
  (only available in Canada)
   • Pt. 1 (3:00) (Facebook)   • Pt. 2 (2:15)   • Pt. 3 (2:29)

   • Map of Diversion Airports, 9/11 (click for detail)
 • Diversion Statistics
 • Korean Air 85 into Whitehorse

Aircraft on the Ground, Gander 9/11 (early)   • Later   • Evening
• Gander IAP main ramp (early 9/11)
 • DC-10 landing Rwy 21

Gander: List of Aircraft, Number of Passengers


Gander Stories

  The Day the World Came to Town (book: 9/11 in Gander)
   • Review   • Review   • Review (w/audio books & preview)   • Download or Read online

 • Channel of Peace (by Kevin Tuerff, a plane person)
 • Video (3:31)

The tiny town behind a heartwarming 9/11 tale (Sydney Morning Herald)

 • Gander 9/11 Story (comprehensive!   Read first)then   • Video (10:22)
 • Gander 9/11: 10th Anniversary (CBS video: 4:37)
 • Small Town With a Big Heart (video: 2:54)
      • Passenger's Story   • Narrative
   • Delta Flight 15 Story   • Crewmember Story
• Personal Stories (video: 7:35, StarDisc project)
• Detailed Narrative


The Airports

 • Gander International Airport (CYQX)
• Airdrome Chart (detailed)  • Satellite view  • Photos
 • History • More  • More  • More  • More  • More  • More
  • Timeline  • Video  • Video (6:23)
 • Airport Map (WW II)  • Photo, post-WWII
• Aviation Archeology of WW II Gander
• Pan Am at Gander   • '50s & '60s
• North Atlantic Aviation Museum

• Canadian Forces Base Gander
• 9 Wing Gander   • 103 Search & Rescue Squadron

 • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (CYZH)
• Airdrome Chart (detailed)  • Satellite view


The Airspace

Highway in the Sky (NATS: North Atlantic Track System video)
• Managing Global Ocean ATC



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