Steve Scheibner Was Scheduled to Pilot American Airlines Flight 11, September 11, 2001… “In My Seat” Chronicles His Faith Following 9/11
Steve Scheibner went to bed September 10, 2001, with bags packed and ready to go…
…scheduled to pilot American Airlines Flight11 the next morning, September 11.
But a rare last-minute substitution put someone else in the pilot’s seat …of the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9/11.
In My Seat: A Pilot’s Story from September 10th–11th (Liberty Alliance Publishing, September 11, 2012) by Megan Ann Scheibner, is Steve and his family’s story of their faith while finding hope and peace …even in the midst of tragedy.
In My Seat began as a video, generating more than 1.6 million visits on YouTube.
Now in print…read how one horrific moment in time…can change a life forever.
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One Horrific Moment In Time…Can Change A Life Forever
In My Seat :A Pilot’s Story from September10th–11th (Liberty Alliance Publishing, September 11, 2012) by Megan Ann Scheibner, is the moving story of her husband, Steve Scheibner, the pilot originally scheduled to fly American Airlines Flight 11out of Boston, MA…the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on September11, 2001…9/11.
When Steve pulled up the flight information from that day, he realized that the screen was the same one that he had seen the day before. On September 10th, Flight 11 had his name penciled in. Now his name was missing. Instead, these ominous words were typed in the spot that had held his name: Sequence Failed Continuity. For aviation professionals those three words mean one thing: the plane never made it to its destination.
Megan writes, “I’ll never forget the sound of Steve’s voice as he called out my name later that afternoon. It was hoarse and gravelly…and filled with stunned disbelief. When I spun around the corner and stopped in his office, he was sitting with his head bowed. The color had left his face. Steve pointed at his computer screen and said, ‘That is the trip I packed for. I should have been on that flight.’”
For Steve, it was the beginning of an emotional rollercoaster. His phone began to ring off the hook. Friend after friend dialed his number, often sobbing on the other end of the line—thankful to hear his voice and to know that he was safe. Suddenly, the gravity of the situation began to hit home. The planes that went down were ones that Steve had flown; the pilots and crew members whose lives were taken in an unthinkable moment were more than coworkers; they were Steve’s friends.
In My Seat began as a video, generating more than 1.6 million visits on YouTube. Now in print…read how one horrific moment in time…can change a life forever.
About the Author
Megan Scheibner has been married to her college sweetheart, Steve, for 28 years. They are the parents of eight children, four boys and four girls. Megan graduated from West Chester University and is a speaker and author. Steve, is an American Airlines Pilot, Commander in the United States Navy, and pastor of a small church near their home in Georgetown, Maine. In My Seat is available is at PatriotDepot.com and InMySeat.net.