Simulation of Sully Sullenberger’s Hudson landing
This is definitely worth watching—someone recreated the whole flight, adding the conversation between the aircraft and trafffic control. It looks as if it was done with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
Rick Darby writes:
Capt. Sullenberger’s successful water landing wasn’t his greatest achievement that day. Most airline pilots probably could have managed that. Where his experience, cool-headedness, and self-confidence counted most was in refusing the temptation to head for Teterboro or Newark and accepting that the ditching was necessary.LA replies:
I don’t know that it was even a matter of judgment or of making a choice—there was no time to get to Teterboro or Newark, the plane had no power and was going down. There was nothing to do but go into the Hudson. But his coolness is impressive.The phlegmatic Anglo-American at his best. Like the crew of Apollo 13.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 19, 2010 02:33 PM | Send