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Recollections of a tragic day

Twenty-two years later, the memories of chaos and loss still resonate. Explore our coverage through the years to learn (or be reminded) how AOPA helped preserve freedom to fly against the odds after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The 9/11 Monument in New York, shown May 8, 2016, is a stark reminder of the terrorism that struck the Twin Towers in 2001 to significantly change aviation in the United States. Photo by David Tulis.


You will find below stories told about 9/11 in the decades since, examining how the terrorist attacks affected aviation, including general aviation, and how we remember those who we lost that day.





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