Editor's note: Clearly, this author doesn't realize that I published the murder of his father. Of course, I am not mainstream media.
But why would anyone want to kill John Kennedy Jr.?
He was planning to run for National office according to Newsweek and People. He told friends he would have run for Senate in New York, but let Hillary Clinton run instead. And he would have won. He was the most popular man in the US. And for good reason. He was a great guy. But he was the only Kennedy to ever acknowledge a conspiracy in his father's death. He not only acknowledge it, he published an article by Oliver Stone, in his magazine, George, about assassination, conspiracies, and lying history books. Who would want to kill him? The people who killed his father had to kill him. Kennedy Jr. was going to go after them.
So, who killed his father? George Herbert Walker Bush. There's a ton of evidence at JFKII.com Here's some.
(If somebody tells you Lee Harvey Oswald did it, show them the Zapruder film. Abraham Zapruder was standing on the sidewalk filming when Kennedy got his brains blown out the back of the limousine. Oswald was in back. The shot had to have come from in front. It is very very obvious. You can find the Zapruder film at JFKII.com
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(LINK2ZAPRUDER) it's in the last twenty minutes of the movie, JFK, and it is available for $20 at Amazon.com. Nobody can watch it with you and tell you Oswald acted alone! Try it.)
Bush didn't pull the trigger, but he supervised E. Howard Hunt, who did.
1) E. Howard Hunt: Hunt was the leader of the Watergate burglars, a band of CIA-funded Miami-based anti-Castro Cuban terrorists and assassins. In 1978, Spotlight magazine published an article saying that Hunt was in Dallas the day JFK died and had murdered Kennedy. Hunt sued and lost!! The jury decided he did it. (Mark Lane, Plausible Denial, 1991, Thundermouth Press, page 332) (LINK13)
2) 5 days after the Kennedy assassination, J Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI, and signed a memo(LINk14, bushmemo.jpg), naming "George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency" as an apparent supervisor of the bands of CIA-funded Miami-based anti-Castro Cuban terrorists and assassins. Bush acknowledges the memo is real. The title of the memo is "Assassination of President John F. Kennedy". Why would J. Edgar Hoover name it that? (LINK15)
3) George de Mohrenschildt was an important witness in the first Kennedy assassination. He got Lee Harvey Oswald the job in the School Book Depository. He was murdered the day he was supposed to testify about the assassination. Found in his phone book were George Bush's name, and Bush's company name.(LINK16)
4) There is every indication that Bush recruited Hunt for the Watergate burglaries. Bush set up the slush fund that paid $1,000,000 in bribes to the burglars, his friends contributed the money, and he laundered it.(LINK17)
By involving himself in Kennedy's murder, George W. Bush was living out the legacy of his father and his father's father.
George Bush Sr. has always denied that he ever worked for the CIA before 1976 when he became its director. But the direct and circumstantial evidence of his membership in the CIA is powerful and plentiful (that's why this section is so long, sorry), and his reason for denying his membership is critical to understanding the enormity of his evil.
George Bush Sr. was secretly active in the CIA 12 years before becoming the head of CIA. The evidence for that begins with his membership in Skull and Bones.
Skull and Bones is a secret society on the Yale campus. Since the early part of this century, the men of the Bush family, have belonged. It is famous for its celebration of racism, deception, cowardice, and death: They meet, twice a week, in a tomb, to engage in black rituals using skulls, candles, and ceremonial group masturbation. Fun stuff. It's also a museum. George W's grandfather, Prescott Bush, led a group who raided Geronimo's grave. The skull is on display here. They also have Pancho Villa's skull. They target the heroes of the people. It is a very safe bet that they have JFK's brain, which was stolen from the National Archives. They celebrate evil. Their graduate division, known as The Patriarchs, are powerful within the CIA, and much of the world. They are powerful devils. (The New Yorker, Nov. 27, 1989, page 108)
It was through Skull and Bones, and his father's connections, that George Bush Sr. was recruited to the CIA in 1960 or 1961. The idea for an organization like the CIA originated in 1945 with the recommendations of a War Department committee on post World War II intelligence. The Lovettt committee was chaired by Robert Lovett, a business partner and neighbor of Prescott Bush. In 1960, the head of the CIA was a close business associate of Prescott Bush, Alan Dulles. Dulles negotiated many agreements between Bush's businesses and the Nazis. There are a number of warm letters between them (e.g. March 19, 1934; September 22, 1937, in the W. Averell Harriman papers in the Library of Congress). George Bush Sr.'s membership in Skull and Bones is relatively well-known (e.g. The New Yorker, Nov. 27, 1989, p.108) From 1948 on, the year George Sr. graduated, the CIA was hiring and promoting former Skull and Bones members as well as Nazi's. George Sr.'s father, Prescott Bush, was a Nazi (see below). So we have important evidence of a match between the hiring practices of CIA and the background of George Bush Sr. In 1960 former Skull and Bones member F.Trubee Davison was the director of personnel for CIA, and the idea that the personnel director (Davison) should hire an "old boy" (Bush) is cliché. But the relationship between Davison and Bush goes far beyond employer and employee. Davison's son, Endicott Peabody Davison, is also an attorney representing both Skull and Bones and the Bush family. Endicott was, according to The New Yorker, in Bush's Skull and Bones class of '48. So that the CIA hiring director could, through his son, do a more complete, intimate, and discrete background check on George Sr. than the FBI could ever provide. In fact, real power in the CIA is based upon these connections. Presidents come and go. They change their minds. They appoint new directors. But they exercise no real control over the CIA. The men the presidents appoint as directors of the CIA are front men who have no real idea what is going on in the field. The real backbone of the CIA is rooted in these family and old school ties. Under these circumstances, you cannot easily name anyone more qualified for a leadership role in the CIA than George Bush Sr.
George Bush Sr. helped supervise the CIA's disastrous invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. Again, George Sr. denies that he was in the CIA during the Bay of Pigs. It is a transparent lie. In 1960, the CIA was planning the invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The Deputy Director at CIA supervising the Bay of Pigs operation was Richard Bissell, who was a former employee of Averell Harriman, Prescott Bush's old boss. Bissell's older brother William was Skull and Bones. (Corn, David; Blond Ghost, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994, p.69) According to Nicholas King's authorized biography of George Bush Sr., Bush's oil company, Zapata Off-Shore oil, was concentrating its business in the Caribbean and off South America, at the same time and in the same area that the Miami-based anti-Castro CIA-funded paramilitary groups were active. In 1957 Zapata was drilling forty miles off the coast of Cuba. No CIA front could have provided a better cover for the supervisor of these CIA activities. In 1959 the Bush family bought out George's partner in Zapata Offshore, giving George Sr. exclusive (and therefore covert) control of its activities. The CIA code name for the operation at the Bay of Pigs was: ZAPATA. Whether Bush's oil company is named for the operation, or the operation is named for the oil company, is of little importance. The important question is "What kind of idiot would name his CIA operation after his cover, or his cover after his operation?" George Bush would. During WWII Bush was a pilot. He named his first plane after his wife: the Barbara. He named his second plane after his wife: the Barbara II. (George Bush and Victor Gold, Looking Forward, (New York: Doubleday, 1987), p.36 ) But that's not all. Col. L. Fletcher Prouty was chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, charged with the military support of clandestine operations of the CIA. He was responsible for securing weapons and two US Navy craft suitable for carrying men and weapons to the invasion at the Bay of Pigs. The ships were sent to an inactive Navy Base in North Carolina where the CIA took over repainting them to disguise their US Navy origins. According to Col. Prouty, new names were painted on the ships for their historic mission: the "Barbara" and the "Houston", Bush's wife and his new home town. (Prouty, quoted by Marc Lane, Plausible Denial, (New York: Thunder Mouth's Press, 1992), p.332 a must read!)
As we mention above, Bush not only supervised E. Howard Hunt and his band of Cubans at the Bay of Pigs, he did it again during the assassination of JFK in Dallas, and he supervised them during Watergate.
From the time of the JFK assassination on, George Bush Sr. was a "Made" man. From that point on, he lived a charmed political life, getting bailed out of every failure, being constantly picked up and set back on the road to the White House. Membership in the CIA, or even Skull and Bones, does not explain the extraordinary events of Bush's political career, events that indicate support from an invisible and sinister power elite. George Bush Sr. became the Harris County Republican party chairman in 1962. It might be considered a useless provocation to observe that Hitler was an agent of German army intelligence when he was sent to organize the Nazi party (information which is available on Microsoft Encarta). Except that the same wealthy family, (Thyssen) that helped to create Hitler and financed his rise to power was intimately connected with the Bush family. So that for George Bush to be working for the CIA and the Republican party at the same time would not be particularly original; and perhaps even predictable, given his family ties, and the wholesale recruitment of former Nazi intelligence operatives into the CIA at the end of WWII. In 1963, weeks before the JFK assassination, Bush announced for the Senate. He won the Republican nomination for Senate, but lost the general election. That might have been the end of his political career. But in 1966, the darkest and most evil political figure in recent history (except for Bush), Richard Nixon intervened in Texas politics and helped secure Bush's nomination for a congressional district so solidly Republican he could not lose (according to that radical font of conspiratorial rantings, Microsoft Encarta). How would Nixon, the two time loser from California, have even known Bush, who by his own account had spent the previous fifteen years running around the Caribbean? How do they connect? And why should Nixon choose to help Bush in a fight with other Republicans for the party nomination? These are reasonable questions. Nixon was touring the country in 1966, attempting to secure the support of the right-wing power elites for his 1968 presidential campaign. That is, he was selling himself; promising to be the loyal servant of the darkest forces on the planet. So, the apparent connection between Bush and Nixon in 1963, is that Nixon wanted to prove the value of his services to these dark forces, and those dark forces wanted Bush promoted. So Nixon promoted Bush. But why? What had Bush had done to earn the commitment of those dark forces to his political ascension? It's a fair question. And it is a question that will come up over and over again. Because Bush AGAIN ran for Senate in 1970 and AGAIN he lost. And again Nixon resurrected him, this time making Bush United Nations ambassador, and then ambassador to China. With no credentials. With no proven abilities except as a loser. Why? Again, common sense demands an explanation of what Bush had done to earn the commitment of those dark forces to his political ascension., despite all the failings in his career. The obvious answer is that he played a sufficiently important role in the JFK assassination to win acceptance by a real dark power elite. This is supported, as we have seen, by a wealth of information. One solution answers all questions.
George Bush Sr. killed Kennedy Sr. as his initiation into this dark circle of devils. The devils promised him he would be president of the USA. They didn't lie. Let's talk about initiation into inner circles. If I am going to let you into my super secret society of killers, where we are going to reveal our darkest secrets and discuss our future and past crimes, your initiation has to include committing a crime at least as serious as what you're going to learn about us; so that we have as much on you as you will have on us. Two-way blackmail is no mail. Bush killed Kennedy. They made him president.
You may have noticed that George Bush Jr. has, since the death of JFK Jr., led a similarly charmed life. Despite his stunning lack of experience, despite his drug and alcohol-ridden past, despite his previous losses in his first run for congress and then in New Hampshire, despite an opponent in John McCain who is incomparably strong where Bush is weakest, despite all his personal and intellectual failings, George Bush Jr. is clearly the anointed candidate of a fabulously wealthy power elite. But again, why was it worth hundreds of millions of dollars to support Bush over McCain? What could he have done to win such commitment from the dark forces of oil, tobacco, and guns? WHAT??? How's this for an answer? He did the same thing his dad did to win a charmed political life: He helped kill a Kennedy. Bush Sr. killed JFK Sr. in order to prove himself a true fascist and worthy of the support of wealthiest fascists in this country. George Jr. was required to do likewise. More Bush and CIA When he was vice-president, Bush surrounded himself with CIA "experts" in mass murder. He could have surrounded himself with naked interns. It was a choice. He made it. It counts. It has meaning. Donald Gregg, Oliver North, and Felix Rodriguez worked out of Bush's office and answered directly to him. They supervised a wild campaign of murder, sabotage, and terror against the civilian populations of Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, including Jesuit priests, nuns, and archbishop Romero. This is really no small point. Donald Gregg, Felix Rodriguez, and Oliver North, were all veteran CIA officers from Operation Phoenix in Vietnam. Operation Phoenix involved snatching, virtually at random, a "suspected" communist sympathizer from the population, and interrogating them to death. CIA admits that no one ever survived these interrogations. Any one or any village that a "suspect" named while being tortured would become the new "suspect." Bush not only brought these butchers to Central America, he brought them to the White House and installed them in his office. Bush claimed he was "out of the loop" of Iran-Contra (ridiculous!). However, Bush's appointment calendar revealed 17 scheduled meetings with Felix Rodriguez. Neither Bush nor anyone else at CIA can explain the intimacy of the relationship between these two men. They cannot explain it, because their relationship developed during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, when Bush was Rodriguez's immediate supervisor. To explain the relationship would be to expose Bush's perjury, when he testified before Congress in 1974 that he had never been in the CIA. In this case, the smoking gun of the Hoover memo resolves a major enigma in the circumstances surrounding Bush's vice-presidential relationship with Felix Rodriguez: they were war buddies from the Bay of Pigs, if not from the Kennedy assassination.
POINTS OF INTEREST Who is the CIA? Not all rich people are completely evil. They don't all see mass murder of the population as an acceptable option when poor hard working people demand justice. However, the multi-billionaires who control the CIA are clearly fascist. And who are they? Probably the best way to get a true answer is to ask, "Who does the CIA serve?" For example, who was the CIA working for when they overthrew Mossadeq, the popularly elected President of Iran in 1952, and replaced him with a king? Whose interests were the CIA serving? Not the democratic people of the United States. Certainly not the people of Iran. They were working for Standard Oil and Chase Manhattan Bank, which is to say that they were working for the Rockefeller family, which controls both. They wanted to control the oil and they did. At an enormous cost to the people of Iran. . Who's interests were the CIA serving when they overthrew the President of Guatemala in 1952, and replaced him with a bloody military dictatorship? United Fruit company, largely owned by the Rockefellers. When the CIA killed the President of the United States, who were they working for? They were working for devils. And every time we let them get away unpunished, we pay an enormous price.
America has been haunted by a murderously evil specter for at least 40 years. JFK was murdered, 80% of the American people think it was a conspiracy, but we can't do anything about bringing the murderers to justice. Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Bobby Kennedy were murdered, but no one who studies the facts can conclude that the murderers have been brought to justice. There are mountains of credible evidence that the CIA flew plane-loads of cocaine into the US and funneled it into the inner city. But no one has even been investigated, although hundreds of thousands of Black and Latino street dealers and users are rotting in prison. It is time to drive a stake through the heart of the dark family of vampires that have been sucking the life-blood of America. This article is a step in that direction.
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Note from the editor: I accepted the idea that both parties were the same back in 1968. So I refused to help Herbert Humphrey get elected. I sat back and watched Nixon win. And then I watched him wage ware against the civilian population of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 1,000,000 dead. I refused to help Carter and sat back and watched Reagan win. And watched him wage a massive war of extermination on the civilians of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. 100,000 dead at least. I sat back in 1988 and watched Bush win, and watched him wage a drug war on the black and brown people of Los Angeles, flying it in cocaine in transport planes, directing it into the inner city, training the dropouts to make crack factories, and driving the murder rate up ten times. The murder rate is down 90%. I like it that way. 2,000,000 are in prison. But I'm not sitting back. Gore may not be the guy you want but he's not a demon from hell. And if you sit back and let him win, don't let me find out, because I'm gonna be pissed [enraged].
Editor's note: All these people were or are members of the CFR except Al Gore, Jr. but his daughter married Andrew Schiff. Schiff supported Adolf Hitler.
George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, was associated with Nazis and Nazi-supporters in nearly every aspect of his life and work. Before and during WWII, Prescott worked so closely with the Nazi banking establishment that on November 7, 1942, his assets were seized under the "Trading With the Enemy Act", as Nazi assets. That is, the federal government determined that he was working so closely for the Nazis that stock held in Bush's name, and the entire company for which he was the director, were Nazi assets. The order specified: "all of which shares are held for the benefit of ...members of the Thyssen family." (Office of Alien Property Custodian Vesting Order Number 248, signed by Leo T. Crowley, Alien Property Custodian, executed October 20, 1942; F.R.Doc. 42-11568; filed November 6, 1942. 7 Fed. Reg. 9097 (November 7, 1942) Cited in The Unauthorized Biography of George Bush found at www.padrak.com/alt/BUSHBOOK.html The Thyssens were the earliest and most enthusiastic of Hitler's supporters, aiding him even before he was the leader of the Nazi party. (Fritz Thyssen, "I Paid Hitler", 1941, reprinted in Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1972. p.133)
There are real forces of evil in the US. They helped bring Hitler to power. And Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather, was right in the middle of the plans to create Hitler. The history of the robbers barons that the Bushes serve is almost ridiculously evil. They were war profiteers during the Civil War. General Custer, who was a genuine hero of that war, was, under their influence, diverted from fighting for democracy in Mexico and sent to slaughter Native Americans for the benefit of the mining and railroad interests. They turned machine guns on American women and children during the Homestead strike. Recent scholarship (available in nearly any recent-edition encyclopedia) has revealed that while Hitler was in the army, he was recruited by German army intelligence as a secret agent. He was sent to school and taught anti-Semitism (He had to be taught since his father was half Jewish.
Editor's note: Hitler's grandfather was a Rothschild. That is 100% Jewish. See 6th Edition of True Democracy.
This is not radical scholarship. It is the most basic stuff.) and given intensive speech lessons. He was then sent to organize the Nazi party. Fritz Thyssen, the German industrialist who paid for all of this, was conducting intimate conferences with Averell Harriman at this time. Harriman was not only a fabulously wealthy banker, he was also the employer of Prescott Bush (and later, his son George Bush Sr.), as well as Allan Dulles, the future founding head of the CIA. And he put all of them to work helping finance the Nazis. The Duponts, Rockefellers, Fords, and Harrimans were huge in establishing the racist eugenics movement in this country, directly providing Hitler with pre-fabricated racist propaganda supported with phony "science." While people were literally starving in England, France, and the USA, General Motors, Ford, and Standard Oil built factories in Nazi Germany, which gave an enormous artificial boost to the Nazi economy, allowed Hitler to appear an "economic genius", and all of them cranked out war materiel at top speed. Hard to believe? You ain't heard nothin' yet. The Rockefellers, through their German subsidiary, funded the elite SS from its birth and into 1944, while the SS was supervising mass murder at the death camps.
Editor's note: The author of this article accepts the propaganda of the Zionists as there is no proof that mass murder actually occurred . See 6th edition of True Democracy (La verdad sobre la democracia) for more on that issue.
There are numerous references to the fact that Hitler feared the SS. And with good cause. Shortly after Hitler came to power, the SS wiped out the leadership of the Brown Shirts, Hitler's oldest friends and supporters, his working class henchmen. Hitler survived at the pleasure of the SS. And whose interests was Hitler serving when he allowed the SS set up the death camps? Not the Nazi's. Transporting Jews was a serious detriment to the war effort. The amount of resources, coal in particular, consumed in firing the ovens, is astounding. It is unthinkable that Hitler would begin diverting such resources at the very time when it first appeared that he might lose the war. If he won the war, he could dispose of the Jews at his leisure. But he jeopardized the war effort. Why?
Editor's note: To answer that question, see the 6th edition of True Democracy.
After displaying apparent "genius" in his rise to power, rebuilding a destroyed economy and war machine, and conquering most of Europe, he suddenly went nuts? Here's a hint. According to the L.A. Times of 5/15/99, the Paris offices of Chase Manhattan Bank (the Rockefellers) "froze Jewish accounts before the Nazis ordered them to do so." The Rockefellers advised Hitler to "order" them to freeze the assets, and Hitler complied. And when the Jews died, the banks and insurance companies kept the billions of dollars these Jewish people had invested. So what did Hitler get out of the costly extermination? Well, he got to avoid being murdered being murdered by the Rockefeller funded SS like the rest of his comrades in the Brown Shirts. And on top of that he either got a) nothing, or b) the Rockefellers (owners of Chase Manhattan and Standard Oil and Mobil, and partners with IG Farben at Auschwitz), and their fellow Nazis in the USA, promised that in return for the Holocaust, they would use their influence over the US government and the military to prevent an invasion of Europe for nearly two and one-half years. Which they did. The only evidence for that "promise" is circumstantial. But how else do you explain Hitler's suddenly insane diversion of resources, his sudden reversal of his ten-year old policy of deporting Jews (actually, deportations continued on up to the very end of the war), and the 2.5 year delay by the US in invading Europe??
Editor's note: There is an explanation; it's in the 6th edition of True Democracy.
As mentioned above, Standard Oil's contributions to the Nazi war effort were absolutely vital. After Roosevelt's death, these monsters took control of the State department, the military, and the CIA. (Charles Higham, Trading With the Enemy, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, 1983, pp. 20-22) (Anthony Sutton, "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" (Seal Beach: '76 Press, 1976)
Hitler literally could not have made war without the help of his allies/creators in America. Hitler received enormous, indispensable, and really unbelievable support from the most powerful elements in the country including Ford, Dupont, and GM. The Rockefellers' Standard Oil provided Hitler's war machine with a patent for synthetic rubber, which was kept secret from the US military even after Pearl Harbor. The US was desperate for such a formula. Standard Oil provided the Nazi's with numerous other patents critical to their war effort, and owned a half-interest in the death camp at Auschwitz, together with their partner, IG Farben. A 1943 IG Farben special report pointed out that without the gasoline additive tetraethyl supplied by Standard Oil, "the war effort would have been impossible." (Charles Higham, Trading With the Enemy, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, 1983, p.216)
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On October 4, 1982, the pilot started receiving flight instruction. Over the next 6 years, he flew with six different CFIs. During this period, the pilot logged 47 hours, consisting of 46 hours of dual instruction and 1 hour without a CFI on board. The pilot made no entries in his logbook from September 1988 to December 1997.
In December 1997, the pilot enrolled in a training program at Flight Safety International (FSI), Vero Beach, Florida, to obtain his private pilot certificate. Between December 1997 and April 1998, the pilot flew about 53 hours, of which 43 were flown with a CFI on board. The CFI who prepared the pilot for his private pilot checkride stated that the pilot had "very good" flying skills for his level of experience.
On April 22, 1998, the pilot passed his private pilot flight test. The designated pilot examiner who administered the checkride stated that as part of the flight test, the pilot conducted two unusual attitude recoveries. The pilot examiner stated that in both cases, the pilot recovered the airplane while wearing a hood and referencing the airplane's flight instruments. After receiving his private pilot certificate, the pilot flew solo in his Cessna 182 and received instruction in it by CFIs local to New Jersey. He also received instruction at Million Air, a flight school in New Jersey, and flew their airplanes. During calendar year 1998, the pilot flew approximately 179 hours, including about 65 hours without a CFI on board. On March 12, 1999, the pilot completed the FAA's written airplane instrument examination and received a score of 78 percent.
On April 5, 1999, the pilot returned to FSI to begin an airplane instrument rating course. During the instrument training, the pilot satisfactorily completed the first 12 of 25 lesson plans. The pilot's primary CFI during the instrument training stated that the pilot's progression was normal and that he grasped all of the basic skills needed to complete the course; however, the CFI did recall the pilot having difficulty completing lesson 11, which was designed to develop a student's knowledge of very high frequency omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and nondirectional beacon operations while working with ATC. It took the pilot four attempts to complete lesson 11 satisfactorily. After two of the attempts, the pilot took a 1-week break. After this break, the pilot repeated lesson 11 two more times. The CFI stated that the pilot's basic instrument flying skills and simulator work were excellent. However, the CFI stated that the pilot had trouble managing multiple tasks while flying, which he felt was normal for the pilot's level of experience.
The pilot attended this training primarily on weekends. During this training, the pilot accumulated 13.3 hours of flight time with a CFI on board. In addition, the pilot logged 16.9 hours of simulator time. The pilot departed from FSI for the last time on April 4, 1999.
The pilot continued to receive flight instruction from CFIs in New Jersey in his newly purchased Piper Saratoga, the accident airplane. One CFI flew with the pilot on three occasions. One of the flights was on June 25, 1999, from CDW to MVY. The CFI stated that the departure, en route, and descent portions of the flight were executed in VMC, but an instrument approach was required into MVY because of a 300-foot overcast ceiling. The CFI requested an instrument flight rules (IFR) clearance and demonstrated a coupled instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 24. The CFI stated that the pilot performed the landing, but he had to assist with the rudders because of the pilot's injured ankle. (For additional information about the pilot's ankle injury, see Section, "Medical and Pathological Information.") The CFI stated that the pilot's aeronautical abilities and his ability to handle multiple tasks while flying were average for his level of experience.
A second CFI flew with the pilot between May 1998 and July 1999. This CFI accumulated 39 hours of flight time with the pilot, including 21 hours of night flight and 0.9 hour flown in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). The pilot used this CFI for instruction on cross-country flights and as a safety pilot. On July 1, 1999, the CFI flew with the pilot in the accident airplane to MVY. The flight was conducted at night, and IMC prevailed at the airport. The CFI stated that, during the flight, the pilot used and seemed competent with the autopilot. The instructor added that during the flight the pilot was wearing a nonplaster cast on his leg, which required the CFI to taxi the airplane and assist the pilot with the landing.
The CFI stated that the pilot had the ability to fly the airplane without a visible horizon but may have had difficulty performing additional tasks under such conditions. He also stated that the pilot was not ready for an instrument evaluation as of July 1,1999, and needed additional training. The CFI was not aware of the pilot conducting any flight in the accident airplane without an instructor on board. He also stated that he would not have felt comfortable with the accident pilot conducting night flight operations on a route similar to the one flown on, and in weather conditions similar to those that existed on, the night of the accident. The CFI further stated that he had talked to the pilot on the day of the accident and offered to fly with him on the accident flight. He stated that the accident pilot replied that "he wanted to do it alone." (Note from JFKII.com: Given the evidence of the fuel valve, either this guy is in on it, or JFKjr was planning to kill himself, wanted to kill his wife and sister-in-law, but wanted to spare the flight instructor. What undoubtedly happened is that this guy sent a substitute at the last minute.)
A third CFI flew with the pilot between May 1998 and July 1999. This CFI accumulated 57 hours of flight time with the pilot, including 17 hours of night flight and 8 hours flown in IMC. The pilot also used this instructor for instruction on cross-country flights and as a safety pilot. This CFI had conducted a "complex airplane" evaluation on the pilot and signed him off in the accident airplane in May 1999. According to the CFI, on one or two occasions, the airplane's autopilot turned to a heading other than the one selected, which required the autopilot to be disengaged and then reengaged. He stated that it seemed as if the autopilot had independently changed from one navigation mode to another. He also stated that he did not feel that the problem was significant because it only happened once or twice.
The CFI had made six or seven flights to MVY with the pilot in the accident airplane. The CFI stated that most of the flights were conducted at night and that, during the flights, the pilot did not have any trouble flying the airplane. The instructor stated that the pilot was methodical about his flight planning and that he was very cautious about his aviation decision-making. The CFI stated that the pilot had the capability to conduct a night flight to MVY as long as a visible horizon existed.