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  • Neil Armstrong R.I.P. How we watched the landing.

    08/26/2012 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Check6 · 48 replies
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    When I was a cadet, Neil Armstrong stopped by USAFA and flew a 1-26 in the wave (1970). At the time, the glider program had 2 towplanes (Helio Couriers) and 4 or 5 gliders total, program in infancy. Major McMurtry was the OIC and we called it "McMurtry's Air Force". Sully was in the group. I have a picture of the 1-26 with me and some of the guys (I haven't checked to see if you can see the people's faces (slide is down in ***) -- I was always more interested in the airplanes than the people -- )...
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Retires

    03/03/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 723+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 03, 2010 | MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP
    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has flown his final flight. [SNIP]
  • A Cool Pilot, but the Plane Was Cooler (Sully wasn't a hero, the Airbus was)

    11/24/2009 4:03:38 AM PST · by tlb · 59 replies · 1,765+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2009 | DWIGHT GARNER
    “Fly by Wire” isn’t muckraking, exactly. Mr. Langewiesche doesn’t dispute the events of Jan. 15, 2009, when US Airways Flight 1549 successfully ditched on the Hudson River. Nor does he dispute that the flight’s pilot, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, a k a Sully, is,...a “superb pilot.” But Mr. Langewiesche does bang a few light dents into Sully’s hero aura. What the public doesn’t understand, he writes in “Fly by Wire,” is the extent to which advances in aviation and digital technology have made pilots almost superfluous, perhaps even “the weak link in flight.” Mr. Sullenberger’s airplane, an Airbus A320, was...
  • Hudson Hero 'Sully' Sullenberger Returns to New York Skies: Watch Live

    10/01/2009 10:18:16 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 5 replies · 468+ views
    FoxNews Channel ^ | 10/1/09 | Rick Blumenthal
    Hudson Hero 'Sully' Sullenberger Returns to New York Skies: Watch Live
  • Sully Reveals Secret Pain: His Father's Suicide

    08/19/2009 10:38:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | Daniel Macht
    Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger made it his life's mission to protect lives because he couldn't save his father from suicide, according to the hero pilot's blockbuster new book. "One of the reasons I think I've placed such a high value on life is that my father took his," Sullenberger reveals in the memoir, a copy of which the New York Daily News obtained ahead of the tome's October release. Sullenberger reveals that his father, a dentist from Texas, battled depression and shot himself in 1995 at age 78 in the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters." "I'm...
  • Hudson River hero pilot gets Air Force award

    04/15/2009 7:40:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2009
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The US Airways pilot who safely landed his plane in New York's Hudson River received an airmanship award Wednesday from the Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1973. Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III received the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship and reviewed a parade of all 4,000 cadets at the elite school.
  • 2 books in the works with pilot Sullenberger

    03/20/2009 5:19:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books with hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III late this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday the subject and timing of the second book is not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese. All 155 people aboard survived.
  • U.S. Airways Flight 1549 rolls to Teterboro Airport

    03/01/2009 2:59:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,444+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | March 1, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Quintano was alerted by a friend that U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was being towed down New Jersey’s Route 46 towards Teteboro Airport where it will be examined in detail. ... In addition, the co-founder, Dean Thompson, of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial passed on eleven great photos of Flight 1549 being towed through narrow city streets in New Jersey as the sun set.
  • A Crash Course In Fame: Sully vs. Suleman

    02/14/2009 11:59:17 AM PST · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 937+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/13/09 | Mary McNamara
    Not only were we served up two of our very favorite cultural icons -- American Hero and Psycho Mother -- but the spate of competing interviews offered a breathtaking look at a generational and zeitgeist gap the likes of which we haven't seen since the Greatest Generation gave birth to the hippies. Ann Curry in full stern-headmistress mode -- I'm thinking they decided at the last moment the wimple really was too much -- acting as surrogate for the millions of Americans who feel outraged by Suleman's decision to have 14 children when she has no job, no husband, no...
  • Pilot 'in Shock' as He Landed Jet in River

    02/08/2009 6:36:55 PM PST · by BAW · 79 replies · 7,332+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2009 | SUSAN CAREY
    After US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York last month, flight attendant Doreen Welsh, stationed in the back of the A320 jetliner, tried to close an emergency exit opened by a passenger, allowing water to rush in. According to an interview aired Sunday on CBS News's "60 Minutes," Ms. Welsh said after a passenger "came back and pushed me back and opened the door," garbage cans and coffee pots "were floating" and "things were flying. It was crazy back there." But the veteran attendant at US Airways Group Inc. said she "started yelling...and pushing people...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 February 2009

    02/08/2009 5:05:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 265 replies · 10,136+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 February 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 8th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Lawrence Summers, director of National Economic Council; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John Ensign, R-Nev., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and Barney Frank, D-Mass.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Christina Romer, head of the Council of Economic Advisers; Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Summers; Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN) : Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; South Carolina...
  • FAA releases cockpit audio for Flight 1549's Hudson landing

    02/05/2009 9:05:40 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 102 replies · 4,582+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 02/05/09
    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).
  • Library Waives Fee for Sully's Waterlogged Book (Reported Book From Plane's Absence)

    02/02/2009 6:12:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 974+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Mon, Feb 2, 2009
    Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is now every librarian's hero, too. When the US Airways pilot's plane ended up at the bottom of the Hudson River on Jan. 15, so did a book he had checked out from the library at California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville. Sullenberger contacted library officials and asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees because the book was in the airliner's cargo hold. Fresno State library officials said they were struck by Sullenberger's sense of responsibility and did him one better: they're waiving all fees, even lost book fees,...
  • American pilot talks about her experience on US Airways flight

    02/01/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by txroadkill · 39 replies · 2,698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Terry Maxon
    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines pilots, sent out this account Friday afternoon. Rather than repeat what the APA wrote, I'll provide it in its entirety: The following is an exclusive account for our members from one of our pilots who was onboard US Airways Flight 1549 when the pilots made a successful emergency ditching into New York's Hudson River. First Officer Susan O'Donnell is a LGA-based 767 pilot. She resides with her family in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Susan is a former Navy pilot, hired at AA in February 1990. She has flown the 727, F100, A300 and...
  • Hero Pilot Disses Today Show (I like this guy even more!)

    01/27/2009 8:26:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies · 2,500+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2009 | ANDREW GREINER
    Everyone's favorite pilot, Chesley Sullenberger is a little less popular with Matt Lauer this week. Sullenberger originally promised an exclusive interview to NBC's Today Show host. The interview was supposed to take place on January 19. That morning, however, Lauer announced that the interview was postponed because the pilot's union wanted to give the NTSB investigation more time. Lauer said he "completely understands" the request but promised his audience that the interview would happen. Now, it seems the hero pilot is gliding past Lauer and telling his story to CBS News' Katie Couric.
  • Records show plane suffered previous malfunction

    01/20/2009 1:56:27 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,001+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | JOAN LOWY
    The US Airways jet that made a dramatic emergency landing on New York's Hudson River last week experienced an engine compressor failure two days earlier, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Monday that the board's examination of the Airbus 320's maintenance records show "there was an entry in the aircraft's maintenance log that indicates a compressor stall occurred on Jan. 13." The compressor, or fan, draws air into the engine. He said the flight had a different pilot that day, and the board planned to interview that pilot to learn more about the incident....
  • Backup System Helped Pilot Control Jet ( US Airways Airbus lands in Hudson River )

    01/19/2009 7:39:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 3,001+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 20, 2009 | ANDY PASZTOR and SUSAN CAREY
    As the captain of US Airways Flight 1549 prepared to ditch his disabled jet in New York's Hudson River, he had some help from some last-resort equipment that apparently kept the plane's electrical and hydraulic systems working even as both engines nearly shut down. View Full Image Associated PressNational Transportation Safety Board inspectors examine the tail section of US Airways Flight 1549 as it sits on a barge in Jersey City, N.J., Monday. The jet was moved Sunday night from a seawall at the southern tip of Manhattan, where it was lifted out of the Hudson River. After striking what...
  • Chesley B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Invited To Obama Inauguration

    01/19/2009 11:45:24 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,484+ views
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | Jan. 19 2009 | nbcbayarea.com
    They are already talking about building a statue of Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. Lucrative book and movie deals could follow. But even though the death-defying pilot of Flight 1549 is being celebrated as a hero, he still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board that will critique his every action. As details of his account to investigators emerged Saturday, however, it seemed his prospects for further accolades and celebrity could only increase. He recounted making a split-second decision that not only saved everyone onboard but also spared people on the ground from what he called “catastrophic consequences.” His...
  • Sully's America (Great Nation Rises In Bad Times)

    01/18/2009 7:20:26 AM PST · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,511+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Graham
    Looking for this week’s classic American tale? Forget the rise of Barack Obama. It’s the fall of Flight 1549. There, lined up on the wings of a sinking plane like kids patiently waiting for the school bus, was the real America. Not to name any names, but there are those who believe American society is broken, that our national soul needs healing, that our citizens lack the character to even set our own thermostats. But I believe that the nation this unnamed person will be sworn in to govern on Tuesday is a much better place than many of his...
  • CNN's Soledad O'Brien Suggests Obama's a Hero Like the Hudson River Pilot

    CNN’s Saturday filled with following Barack Obama’s train trip to the Inauguration was also filled with Obama praise. At one juncture, CNN couldn’t help but metaphorically merge Barack Obama with the exhilarating news of the US Airways pilot who landed his plane in the Hudson River without losing a single passenger. A few minutes after 2 pm Eastern time, anchorman Wolf Blitzer recalled "Soledad [O’Brien] and I were talking about this earlier and she was saying metaphorically in some ways, the pilot of that airplane is very much like Barack Obama -- that he got the plane down safely, but...
  • USAF Academy spokesman - very proud of Chesley Sullenberger's flying skills and his character

    01/16/2009 8:48:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies · 2,568+ views
    A Lt. Col. returned my call this morning from the USAF Academy. He confirmed that the hero of Flight 1549, Chesley Sullenberger III was a 1973 graduate of the Air Force Academy. They couldn't be more proud of what he did yesterday in saving a plane full of lives in New York. The colonel said that they train a great deal for these situations and the training skills he learned prepared him well for that moment. They are just as proud of what he did after the successful landing on the Hudson River. He went back into the plane twice...
  • Video: See heroic landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River

    01/16/2009 10:47:32 PM PST · by BAW · 31 replies · 3,141+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 17, 2009
    The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard video of US Airways flight 1549 landing in the Hudson River . . .
  • WIFE: SULLY'S A 'PILOT'S PILOT' Praise pours in for former Air Force ace

    01/16/2009 9:50:25 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 31 replies · 3,452+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1-16-09 | Pia Sarker, Tom Liddy, Jeremy Olshan
    The wife of the pilot who safely landed a crippled jetliner in the Hudson river says her husband is a "a pilot's pilot" who "loves the art of the airplane."
  • A Must Read, Rules Of Engagement...

    08/27/2006 6:03:21 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 2 replies · 963+ views
    Gunny G's OSMT ^ | 17 August 06 | "Sully"
    Note: The above is from "Sully" aka: Shrink Without Borders Piedpiper6@goliad.net Dr. R. E. Sullivan, Ph.D. Col USMC (Ret.) 1944-67 http://www.sullyusmc.com/ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Re: A MUST read Shrink Without Borders to 11:23 am (1� hours ago) Gentlemen: For reasons of historical verity only: 1. Our ROE in Korea were very simple. If there was a bad guy we could go after him with everything we had. Made no difference if he was hiding in a building with 200 civilians. Anyone who witnessed the utter destruction of Seoul between 26/29 September, 1950, will attest to that. And, should you not have...
  • Bush: Bad Troops Shouldn't Sully Military

    05/13/2004 8:25:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/13/04 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bush: Bad Troops Shouldn't Sully Military 23 minutes ago By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - President Bush said Thursday he felt "disgraced" by the images of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners but reminded West Virginia voters that the actions of a handful of Americans should not sully the nation's military. Campaigning in a swing state, the Republican incumbent briefly interrupted his weeklong theme of education to reiterate that he will not yield in the fight against terrorism and to acknowledge the ongoing scandal over the prisoner abuses. "I want to say one other thing about our troops,"...