HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
In My Seat - Pilot's Story from 9/11
Sept 10, 2001, First Officer Steve Scheibner packed his suitcase and waited for the phone call finalizing his assignment to fly American Airlines Flight 11, from Boston to L.A. The call never came. In My Seat recounts the events leading up to Flight 11 and the subsequent death of Tom McGuinness in the seat that should have been filled by Steve.