First to even determine if there is a 911 conspiracy, we must find what, if anything, is wrong with the official statement. This for ease of reading has been broken down into two segments/problems with official World Trade Center (WTC) story, and problems with official Pentagon story, which is on the next page.
WTC: Official Story Debunking
The first supposed problems with the official version of the events on September 11th comes before the planes even leave the airport. For the Arab terrorists to have carried out the attack, four of the 19 terrorists would have needed to be able to fly a two engine plane.
Yet none of the terrorists had a pilots licence, and one of the pilots Hani Hanjour, had gone for lessons, and had been deemed unsafe to fly even a one seat plane.
Marcel Bernard, the chief flight instructor at the airport, said the man named Hani Hanjour went into the air in a Cessna 172 with instructors from the airport three times beginning the second week of August and had hoped to rent a plane from the airport. … Instructors at the school told Bernard that after three times in the air, they still felt he was unable to fly solo … — The Prince George’s Journal (Maryland), 2001-09-18, as quoted in Operation 911: NO SUICIDE PILOTS
But there is a difference between being skilled enough to fly a plane professionally, and just being able to fly the thing in the right direction (no need to land etc…). A professional has to take into account airspace, landing, fueling up, airplane checks.
I myself could right now purchase an adventure day out where I could fly a plane for 30-60 minutes (depending on where you buy the day out from.) Admittedly I would be with a trained pilot all of the time, but after three times in the air I probably would be able to fly the plane. Not safely enough to get a licence, but well enough to get from the airport to the World Trade Center!
This is assuming that this was the only time the Arab terrorists had flown a plane.
But even if the entire 19 terrorists were crack pilots could they have realistically got hold of the planes in the first place on September 11th? The conspiracy theorists think not:
The official story expects us to believe that these alleged nineteen on-board hijackers (acting with military coordination and precision) overpowered the flight attendants (with nothing more than box cutters and shouted commands), forced their way into the cabin (were all eight official pilots absorbed in contemplation of the clouds?), overpowered the pilots (apparently none of them, some ex-military, could offer any resistance to hijackers armed only with box cutters), took command of the planes
This is not such an unbelievable story, since out of the list if people given there, only the eight pilots would have been of any real help in combating the terrorists. (Lets face it, flight attendants are not designed for hand to hand combat.) and even with Ex-military training, 8 Vs 19 is not a good number to have against you. Add to this good planning, and the weapon of surprise, there seems to be nothing wrong theoretically with this approach.