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FAA releases cockpit audio for Flight 1549's Hudson landing
Yahoo ^ | 02/05/09

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 ...

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aviation; crash; faa; hudson; light1549; sullenberger; sully
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To: jwparkerjr
It came up originally because the discrepancy between what the news guys were saying and what was almost certainly actually happening was just another indication of how little trust you can put into early news reports.

It's not just the early reports! Two examples

1. During Desert Storm one of the networks had video of an F-16 taking 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.

41 posted on 02/05/2009 9:43:23 AM PST by TankerKC (Yes we can? I already could.)
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To: steveo

sounded more like “ATA, call ...” definitely not what you wrote.

42 posted on 02/05/2009 9:43:33 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Play the new "rehab" card: apologize for cheating on your taxes)
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To: QBFimi; CodeToad
I saw NO significant difference in the skill levels of airline pilots between all the Air Force, Army, civilian, Marine Corps and Navy pilots in my career. Period.

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.

43 posted on 02/05/2009 9:44:10 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: QBFimi

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!!

44 posted on 02/05/2009 9:46:05 AM PST by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: Domandred
OK, I made an mp3 file of the audio. It's on my site at:

Cactus 1549

I gave you the url in case my html doesn't work like it should!
45 posted on 02/05/2009 9:48:45 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: KEmom

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.

46 posted on 02/05/2009 9:53:31 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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47 posted on 02/05/2009 9:56:47 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
And of the old US Air guys were none too happy about it.

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."

48 posted on 02/05/2009 10:04:38 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: QBFimi

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 was that possible?

49 posted on 02/05/2009 10:07:03 AM PST by ken5050 (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin!!)
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To: QBFimi

Thank you for your service to our great country, too!! (I had meant to write that in my first response)

50 posted on 02/05/2009 10:08:48 AM PST by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: jwparkerjr

Danke vielmals!

51 posted on 02/05/2009 10:09:47 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: jwparkerjr

The cockpit recordings will be the good stuff.

52 posted on 02/05/2009 10:12:52 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: Hawthorn

Transcript here:

53 posted on 02/05/2009 10:12:58 AM PST by bobsatwork
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To: QBFimi

Um, why did you feel the need to include me on that one?

54 posted on 02/05/2009 10:17:22 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: QBFimi

That Constellation was one beautiful looking airplane.

55 posted on 02/05/2009 10:20:49 AM PST by Dixiekraut ( magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!)
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56 posted on 02/05/2009 10:20:52 AM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see
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To: TonyInOhio

“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://, 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.

57 posted on 02/05/2009 10:24:22 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: pfflier
No, you wouldn't. I'm not knocking the combat pilot's experience, but he'll tell you that it's all about experience in type. Think of them like two surgeons. One is a neurosurgeon, the other a cardiac surgeon. Both of them do incredible things and both will save your life, but each is best in his specialty.
58 posted on 02/05/2009 10:31:36 AM PST by sig226 (1/21/12 . . . He's not my president . . . Impeach Obama . . . whatever)
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To: jwparkerjr
Always very professional ... all the way through it.

It was only a matter of time until someone noticed it.

The picture says it all

59 posted on 02/05/2009 10:34:34 AM PST by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: jwparkerjr

I had a friend with the call sign dirty. Some call signs are creative, some are simply descriptive.

60 posted on 02/05/2009 10:35:38 AM PST by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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