The one thing nobody's mentioned is that these guys had to be skilled enough to FIND the targets. I mean when you look out of an airplane window how do you know where you are and how whould you know which way to turn to get to Manhattan from western Mass (let alone hitting a ground target with precision, especially a low-lying one like the Pentagon.) I wouldn't, even with all the flight sim games I've played in my life. I guess I would have a rough idea, but not enough to make a bee-line like these guys did. These were fully trained pilots, no doubt AT ALL in my mind about it.
And THAT should narrow things down a bit.
[This message has been edited by edlib (edited September 12, 2001).]