We’re the Only Plane in the Sky


This was fascinating. It’s a play by play of the eight hours after the first attacks on September 11, chronicling the stories of the people who were physically closest to the President at the time.

A few things that stood out to me were the breakdowns in communication process, the Secret Service refusing the President’s wishes to go back to DC citing Federal Law, and just how far our technology has come since (Air Force One was relying on analog TV signals from the ground for news updates).

September 11, 2016