Skip to comments.‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot(trunc)
Posted on 04/18/2018 7:32:46 AM PDT by sodpoodleEdited 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.”
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Big ones....Military trained!! Nothing but the best!!
We endeavor to teach our children to be leaders, not lemmings she says.
> “This is a true American Hero, McBride wrote.”
Understatement of the year.
“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.”
I listened to the tape - her voice was incredibly calm.
Good job Captain. This should secure your position for the duration.
I know the answer Laz, just thought you’d like this picture. :)
Looking forward to the Clint Eastwood movie!
LOL, could very well happen.
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.
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.
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.
Hope so. Would love to see it!
Can you post the audio?
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 wouldnt want to continue to test my belief in that engineering.
Absolutely amazing outcome.
Amazing stuff. Cant say enough about the heroism, skill, and professionalism of the pilot.