JUNE 2001 : (AL-DRAIBI aka KHALID S S ALDIRIBI LEAVES KANSAS CIY MO AND HEADS TO WASHINGTON DC AREA) Al-Draibi left Kansas City in June in an old Lincoln Town Car, a former roommate told The Kansas City Star. He was arrested about 15 miles from Dulles Airport on Sept. 11 driving a similar make and model, Hutcheson said. Records in U.S. District Court in Virginia show al-Draibi also used a third name, Khalid S.S. Aldiribi.
A cab driver by the name of Khalid S. Aldiribi took flight lessons in 1998 and '99 at Bessemer Aviation near Birmingham, Ala., school officials said.
Hutcheson said his client [AL-DRAIBI] had lived in Birmingham but would not elaborate.
Bessemer marketing director Shawn Patterson said instructors refused to continue flying with Aldiribi because "he was a buffoon" who refused to follow proper procedures and wouldn't listen to teachers, Patterson said.
A man named Khalid Suleimen worked as a cab driver in Nashville, Tenn., last year but state and federal authorities could not confirm that Suleimen was al-Draibi.
The FBI has issued a list of 21 names to banks seeking financial transactions in the investigation that included the name Khalid Ardiribi. -- http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:G0TPYXX89bIC:www.newstribune.com/stories/092401/sta_0924010046.asp+%22Khalid+al+Draibi%22&hl=en sta_0924010046.asp
SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 : (RICHMOND, VA : A VIRGINIA DRIVER'S LICENSE IS ISSUED TO KHALID AL DRAIBI ) Too Close to Home, http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZ65Y00TUC
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 evening : (KHALID AL DRAIBI DRAWS ATTENTION WHEN HE IS SEEN DRIVING IN MANASSAS PARK, VA, DRIVING WITH A FLAT TIRE) Too Close to Home, http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZ65Y00TUC
On the night of September 11th, Al-Draibi was pulled to the side of the road by Virginia state police. Al- Draibi was just driving along, with a flat tire. In his car, police found his drivers' license. And then another. And another. And another. And another. And then one more. Oh, and yet another. And then one last license. In all, Al-Draibi had drivers' licenses from EIGHT different states. That's not strange at all, folks, is it? Then there was Al-Draibi's flight manual for small aircraft. This led authorities to track down this gentleman's flight training history. It appears that from 1998 to 1999, Al-Draibi was just getting by as a taxi driver in Birmingham, AL. But, he must have been saving his pennies, because he paid for a series of flight instruction classes with a wad of cash. http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:szOSvEsRO10C:www.americancynic.com/10292001.html+%22Khalid+al+Draibi%22&hl=en
Khalid al Draibi was arrested near Dulles International Airport the day of the attacks and was found to have flight manuals in his vehicle. He is charged with making false statements on a visa application, and claiming to be a U.S. citizen at the time of his arrest. Judge Claude Hilton set a trial date of December 4 on the charges and al Draibi remains in custody without bond.
The lawyer said al Draibi has passed an FBI polygraph test he believes authenticates that he has no connection to the attackers and knows of no other plans for an attacks on the U.S. Hutcheson acknowledged that al Draibi did take Cessna flying lessons in the Kansas City area. The attorney said his client, who is from Saudi Arabia, had traveled about the United States for more than two years, living in Cleveland, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Kansas City, Missouri; and Nashville, Tennessee.
[* My note: Given this guy's past location history- could he be related to the DC sniper case?]
Thanks for updating this thread Piasa.