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‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot(trunc)
WP via MSN ^ | 4/18/2018 | Samantha Schmidt

Posted on 04/18/2018 7:32:46 AM PDT by sodpoodle

Edited on 04/18/2018 8:35:24 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.

“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. “We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for medical personnel to meet her aircraft on the runway. “We’ve got injured passengers.”


(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aviation; fantastic; hero; southwest1380; tammiejoshults
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Long article, but a great read. Husband is also a pilot.
1 posted on 04/18/2018 7:32:46 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Big ones....Military trained!! Nothing but the best!!


2 posted on 04/18/2018 7:34:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sodpoodle

3 posted on 04/18/2018 7:34:35 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: sodpoodle
Thanks for posting. My favorite quote of hers:

“We endeavor to teach our children to be leaders, not lemmings” she says.

4 posted on 04/18/2018 7:35:18 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: sodpoodle

Bravo!


5 posted on 04/18/2018 7:35:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sodpoodle

Wow.

> ““This is a true American Hero,” McBride wrote.”

Understatement of the year.


6 posted on 04/18/2018 7:36:53 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: simpson96

“Her mother-in-law also described her as a devout Christian, a faith she thinks may have contributed to her calm state amid the emergency landing.”


7 posted on 04/18/2018 7:39:04 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: sodpoodle

I listened to the tape - her voice was incredibly calm.


8 posted on 04/18/2018 7:40:16 AM PDT by GnuThere
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To: sodpoodle

Good job Captain. This should secure your position for the duration.


9 posted on 04/18/2018 7:41:32 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
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To: Lazamataz

I know the answer Laz, just thought you’d like this picture. :)


10 posted on 04/18/2018 7:42:00 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: sodpoodle

Looking forward to the Clint Eastwood movie!


11 posted on 04/18/2018 7:42:00 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

LOL, could very well happen.


12 posted on 04/18/2018 7:42:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sodpoodle

Impressive lady. The daughter of our friends is a military pilot with an amazing job. Her personality and demeanor seem to be similar to this pilot’s. She’s also a devout Christian. Watching her grow up in our church from a very little girl to a strong, smart young lady was special.


13 posted on 04/18/2018 7:43:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: sodpoodle

Wow !


14 posted on 04/18/2018 7:44:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: sodpoodle
Let's change the scenario....there was a thread last week (?) about a AA dude in the Navy who was cut from fighter school because his score wasn't good enough. IIRC, he barely got in with a score of 50.4 on a minimum of 50 needed.

Who do you want landing the plane?

Her? or Him?

If you can land a plane in the dark on a pitching carrier deck and catch the third wire, I'll fly with you any day.

15 posted on 04/18/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT by ealgeone
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Air traffic control recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVTdvcghHc

I think she dropped down to slow calm speech to deal with the stupid government ATC hirelings that kept making her job more difficult. They behaved like idiots.

16 posted on 04/18/2018 7:48:28 AM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: JZelle

Hope so. Would love to see it!


17 posted on 04/18/2018 7:53:23 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: GnuThere

Can you post the audio?


18 posted on 04/18/2018 7:54:36 AM PDT by stanne
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To: sodpoodle

You have two choices in that situation, as a pilot, be calm and follow your training guided by situational instinct or panic and give in to fear.

I trust that our naval aviator training and Air Force training that produces our front line pilots weeds out the latter and produces a lot of the former.

This woman is in fact a hero. I know from an engineering standpoint these planes can fly on one engine but I also know if I were on a passenger and saw a blown up engine on the port side I wouldn’t want to continue to test my belief in that engineering.

Absolutely amazing outcome.


19 posted on 04/18/2018 7:55:31 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark (The American media: We do what the Soviet media did without the guns to our head.)
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To: sodpoodle

Amazing stuff. Can’t say enough about the heroism, skill, and professionalism of the pilot.


20 posted on 04/18/2018 7:55:57 AM PDT by windsorknot
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