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Personal Reflections of Joseph Giles

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Joseph Giles

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What were you doing on 9/11? (Or, What was your interviewee doing on 9/11?)

Somewhere over Arkansas en-route to Teterboro (KTEB) in a Falcon-20F corporate jet. ATC indicated that our destination airport is unavailable and then shortly thereafter ATC ordered me to fly as fast as possible to KFTW.

How did 9/11 affect you personally and or professionally?

My twin-brother and I, who are both corporate jet captains (and both ERAU alumni), were both in the air in different corporate jets when the 911 attacks occurred. When we were both forced to land by ATC, we fortunately both found ourselves ground in the DFW area together. We both remembered having lunch at the Windows of the World restaurant on top of one of the towers as a teenager with my family. Once we were able to reunite in the DFW area later that day, we said a prayer together.

On 9/11, what sector were you (OR your interviewee) in?

Military

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Personal Reflections of Joseph Giles

My twin-brother and I, who are both corporate jet captains (and both ERAU alumni), were both in the air in different corporate jets when the 911 attacks occurred. When we were both forced to land by ATC, we fortunately both found ourselves ground in the DFW area together. We both remembered having lunch at the Windows of the World restaurant on top of one of the towers as a teenager with my family. Once we were able to reunite in the DFW area later that day, we said a prayer together.