Mr. Deets is currently retired after 37 years with NASA, where he
worked as an aeronautical engineer and flight director for Aerospace
Projects. In other words he is a literal rocket scientist. His
impressive bio also includes:
MS Physics, MS Eng
Former Director, Aerospace Projects,
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Research Engineering Division at Dryden
Recipient of the NASA Exceptional
Presidential Meritorious Rank Award
in the Senior Executive Service (1988)
Selected presenter of the Wright
Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics
Associate Fellow - American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Included in "Who's Who in Science
and Engineering" 1993 - 2000
Former Chairman of the Aerospace
Control and Guidance Systems
Committee of the Society of
Former Member, AIAA Committee on
Society and Aerospace Technology
We are honored to have received the
following endorsement from Mr. Deets, as he joins the
ever-growing list of
distinguished individuals who have voiced their support for our work.
"Although my involvement in the 9/11
issue has focused primarily on the problems with the "collapse"
hypothesis for World Trade Center Building 7, my background as a
retired NASA aeronautical engineer has often brought questions my way
regarding the airplanes, including, of course, the flight that
allegedly struck the Pentagon.
Examination of the official flight profile raised serious technical
questions in my mind -- questions which led me to the view that it is
highly unlikely such a profile could have been flown as reported. In
other words, it seemed to be physically and aeronautically impossible.
My skepticism proved to be well-founded when I watched National
Security Alert, the most recent video from the Citizen Investigation
Team, or CIT. More importantly, I now realize that the flight profile
data released by the government was a spurious smokescreen, and that
the answer to the question of what really happened at the Pentagon on
9/11 comes from applying logic, with very little involvement of
To be more precise, the answer comes from eyewitness accounts
collected from individuals who had clear views of where the plane flew
in relation to the Citgo gas station across the highway from the
Pentagon. Several of these witnesses were recorded by the Center for
Military History or by the Library of Congress shortly after 9/11/01.
CIT followed up on this testimony, doing investigative video
interviews at the various sites where each person made their
observations, or, when this couldnít be done, by audio recording.
In a nutshell, these key eyewitnesses independently agree that the
plane flew north of the Citgo gas station as it headed toward the
Pentagon. It is clear from viewing their interviews that it is simply
not a reasonable consideration that all of the witnesses presented are
incorrect about this simple detail. The plane was most definitely on
the north side of the station.
The problem with this is that the official flight path requires the
plane to have flown to the south of the station. The observed damage
is wholly inconsistent with an approach from the north-side. This not
only includes the damage inside the building leading to the round hole
in the C-ring, but also five light poles which were supposedly hit by
the airplane which were also in alignment with a south-side path.
Given that the plane was on the north-side of the station, these light
poles simply could not have been knocked over by it.
The only possible conclusion, if logic is your guide, is that the
plane did not hit the Pentagon and did not cause the damage; that the
south-path downed light poles were staged; and that the internal
damage was done by other means, specifically internal explosives.
I am aware of efforts by a few to censor and marginalize the work of
Citizen Investigation Team. Some have stated itís because they feel
the notion of a flyover at the Pentagon would be bad for the truth
movement even if true because it would be off-putting to the public at
large. This is contradictory logic since the very notion that 9/11
was an inside job is off-putting to the public. I strongly feel itís
important to follow evidence wherever it leads us and stand firmly
against any effort to hide or control information that exposes the
I thank CIT for bringing this story together in a clear manner, and I
endorse CIT as the best source of information on this matter.
Furthermore, I agree with their conclusion -- the plane flew over the
Ė Dwain Deets
Former Director, Aerospace Projects, NASA Dryden Flight Research
Former Director, Research Engineering Division at Dryden
Creator of www.7problemswithbuilding7.info