Skip to comments.FAA releases cockpit audio for Flight 1549's Hudson landing
Posted on 02/05/2009 9:05:40 AM PST by jwparkerjr
A one minute recording of some of the conversations between Capt. Sully and the controllers as he handled the loss of both engines. Also some conversation between the departure controller and the tower(s).
(Excerpt) Read more at cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com ...
It's not just the early reports! Two examples
1. During Desert Storm one of the networks had video of an F-16 taking off...in afterburner. The "aviation" expert said, "What we are looking at here is the rear thruster-booster on a fighter-bomber that is landing. LOL
2. Another aviation expert talking about JFK Jrs crash saying that you turn the aircraft with the rudder.
sounded more like “ATA, call ...” definitely not what you wrote.
With all due respect, sir, I didn't take his comment as a dismissal of the other branches of the military, I thought it was just a compliment to military training in general.
actually, I took the comment as any military-trained pilot would have done that, but Sully happened to be Air Force, right?
Hearing this transcript was most impressive of the level of professionalism all around. kudos to all!!
Well, the military and civilian training is just a starter for the airline training programs, as is the glider training (I’m a glider instructor, too, and own a high-performance Schleicher ASW).
Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, civilian. Whatever. If he made the cut, he’s good.
A new direct-to-DVD movie is being released later this month that picks up 5 years later. One interesting aspect is George reveals herself to her living family. Alas, Laura Harris as "Daisy, Daisy Adair" was replaced by a new actress and "Rube" has moved on.
The 2 seasons on DVD is HIGHLY recommended as is the new DVD movie. I pre-ordered via Amazon.com here
a bit off topic, but one of my favorite flying stories was about an "old US Air Guy" and I think Sully would appreciate it. As I recall he reminded me of Sully, maybe a bit more weight, same amount of gray.
CLT to IAH back a week or so after Kennedy Jr. put his plane in the ocean. At CLT we received a gate hold for WX or something at Houston. US Air made us deplane for about an hour. Capt and First officer also deplaned for awhile and were in the waiting area close to the ticket agent and her desk. FO looked EXTREMELY young, and I think Capt.(the typical seasoned Sully look) sensed some of the pax quietly commenting about FO's age. As we reboarded, Capt came on intercom. As part of his briefing he mentioned, "and due to some current events (Kennedy), there has been talk about experience levels on flight decks, and I want to assure all of you back there, that there is 41 years of airline flight experience on this flight deck, and I've got 40 of em."
Question for you. What really struck me was the way the controller at Teterboro stepped in and said they could take the plane, and give him runway #1 immediately. There was litrerally no time...how was that possible?
Thank you for your service to our great country, too!! (I had meant to write that in my first response)
The cockpit recordings will be the good stuff.
Transcript here: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Travel/Story?id=6802512&page=1
Um, why did you feel the need to include me on that one?
That Constellation was one beautiful looking airplane.
“I flew large airplanes between 1970 and 2004 - DC-3, -6, -7, -8, Connies, B-707, -720, -727, -737, -757, and -767”
Then I am sure you remember this one that didn’t end so well, I remember listening to the transmission shortly after the crash Http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3TW, it was professional to the very end (though you could detect some stress in their voices). It was very haunting to listen to it, knowing the outcome .... guess you become so forcused on what you are doing that you block everything else out.
I had a friend with the call sign dirty. Some call signs are creative, some are simply descriptive.
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