F-16 Heather Penny flew on 9/11

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Unread post16 Apr 2019, 15:36

Hello and thank you for allowing me in to this great group. I am trying to track down the jet Heather was flying on the 9/11 mission. Does anyone know which tail number it was and where it is now? Thank you for your time!

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Unread post16 Apr 2019, 18:17

Wow! You guys are fast! Thank you so much.
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Unread post16 Apr 2019, 21:34



These jets were flown by the NDANG from Langley. Heather Penney flew out of Andrews AFB with the DCANG and they had C models at the time, either Blk 25s or Blk 30s.
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 04:46

Ok, so any other way to find out?
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 19:22

You're right, got the units mixed up.

Had a look through all the early model block 30's the 121FS flew, and non are noted as the jet Heather Penney flew.
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Unread post18 Apr 2019, 00:34

FYI...the correct spelling of her last name is 'Penney'.
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Unread post25 Apr 2019, 13:22

Kind of strange that there is not much out there on the exact aircraft she was flying. I was hoping to atleast find a photo for reference.
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Unread post28 Apr 2019, 14:21

chenry wrote:Kind of strange that there is not much out there on the exact aircraft she was flying. I was hoping to atleast find a photo for reference.


Wouldn't surprise me if she wasn't flying at all that day. Nice PR story for the USAF though: Female pilot defends American skies on 9/11. The PC police can't be trusted, and this is one of the ways they write (revisionist) history.
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 14:24

So I was given that it was a C model ending in either 471 or 477.
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 14:49

This whole fascination is just because it was a female flying a F-16 on 911. Keep in mind they were not flying under NORAD control, they were not armed, and they carried no authenticators to verify any shoot down orders. The NDANG was already on the seen under NORAD control, armed and with appropriate authenticators. The whole story about how she was going to ram FLT 93 is a pathetic joke. This was just a sad cry for attention to try to get some fame and she used it to the full extent to include being on some TV shows...
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 16:13

Well I am not trying to debate anything in regards to that. I just simply want to find out what jet it was and what it looked like.
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 17:32

magnum4469 wrote:This whole fascination is just because it was a female flying a F-16 on 911. Keep in mind they were not flying under NORAD control, they were not armed, and they carried no authenticators to verify any shoot down orders. The NDANG was already on the seen under NORAD control, armed and with appropriate authenticators. The whole story about how she was going to ram FLT 93 is a pathetic joke. This was just a sad cry for attention to try to get some fame and she used it to the full extent to include being on some TV shows...


This whole post is really just a sad cry for attention by someone holding at least one misogynist view. None of us knows what she was thinking, or what she would or would not have done in that circumstance. It is completely plausible that in the fog of the events of 9-11 regardless of the existence of "authenticators" some pilots knowing what was happening might have chosen to take matters into their own hands.
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 18:25

afjag wrote:This whole post is really just a sad cry for attention by someone holding at least one misogynist view. None of us knows what she was thinking, or what she would or would not have done in that circumstance. It is completely plausible that in the fog of the events of 9-11 regardless of the existence of "authenticators" some pilots knowing what was happening might have chosen to take matters into their own hands.


Not the first time you have jumped on someone with that word is it in your short posting history and a bit uncalled for - If he had called out a male colleague would you be on here to call him a Misandrist? (Please look it up ) - No you wouldn't would you.

If what he says is true, then is that actually mentioned anywhere in any of the press stories about Heather Penney?

At the end of the day most expect a bit of Hollywood embellishment in mainstream press stories - and she put herself on the line just taking off - if it was covered as Magnum states then yes they would have had to pile on the BS to make the story interesting - so what.
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Unread post30 Apr 2019, 20:27

@basher54321 and @afjag why don't you two check out the facts before you call me a "misogynist". Nothing I said was untrue, but just because it was about a female you jump on me with no facts and all you can come up with is to call me a misogynist...

Facts speak for themselves and both of you can't handle the truth... Notice I don't have to resort to name calling when the facts are on my side...
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