Sunday, October 8th
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Admission: Free to all registered TITANIUM USA delegates
When a group of fighter pilots in Washington, D.C., were told a plane had struck the World Trade Center, they assumed it was an inexperienced pilot in a Cessna. But as the rest of 9/11 unfolded, the pilots realized it was their turn to act. Heather Penney was one of them, she was one of the first rookie female fighter pilots who signed up as soon as she heard the news that combat aviation was being opened to women. On the morning of September 11, she was first again, this time for a task involving a fourth hijacked plane on a course for Washington, and possibly others. Her mission: Find United Flight 93 – and destroy it however she could. But in a fighter jet absent of missiles and packed only with dummy ammunition from a recent training mission, there was only one way to do it. ‘We wouldn’t be shooting it down, we would be ramming the aircraft,’ Penney recalled, ‘I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.' Come listen to Major Penney’s remarkable story of American patriotism, act of heroism – duty & honor.