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(WCNC Charlotte)   Has it really been 12 years since the 'Miracle on the Hudson?"   (wcnc.com) divider line
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2021-01-15 4:17:16 PM  
Is that where a group of college kids played outdoor hockey and defeated the Russians in a stunning upset?
 
2021-01-15 4:52:19 PM  
The real clincher was the Tom Hanks movie.

/ I wonder if he'll play himself in the COVID movie that's gonna get made at some point.

// they'll have to get Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Trump
 
2021-01-15 5:55:29 PM  
Subby, it feels like it's been 12 years since work-from-home and remote schooling for my kids started back in March.    Miracle on the Hudson?  That was in a past life at this point.
 
2021-01-15 5:58:08 PM  
RIP Yakov Smirnov

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2021-01-15 5:58:49 PM  
Obama presidency: Heralded in by a miracle!

Current season: Tiger King.
 
2021-01-15 6:02:54 PM  
Recent research has revealed that the birds were part of ANTIFA.

:-D
 
2021-01-15 6:03:38 PM  
What was that pilot's name? Scully? Mulder?
 
2021-01-15 6:06:04 PM  
I've seen the plane at the Charlotte air museum and it really is remarkable that anyone was able to handle that thing.
 
2021-01-15 6:08:59 PM  
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RIP HUDSON HAWK
 
2021-01-15 6:09:37 PM  
Well, well, well, if it isn't Chesley "Never have to buy my own beer again" Sullenberger.

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2021-01-15 6:10:05 PM  
NTSB Crash Animation US Airways 1549 w/ CVR and audio Hudson
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As big as Sully's brass balls were, the ATC controller's were just as huge.
 
2021-01-15 6:10:57 PM  
One 'Sullenberger,' please.

/two shots of gray goose and a slash of water
//yeah, I know there are lots of 'Sullenberger' recipes
///this one WILL land you in the Hudson if you're not careful
 
2021-01-15 6:11:37 PM  
Remember seeing it out my office window. Surreal experience
 
2021-01-15 6:18:19 PM  

BorisSimon: Remember seeing it out my office window. Surreal experience


Holy shirtballs! Your heart must have jumped into your throat.
 
2021-01-15 6:19:08 PM  
Apollo 13 was almost 51 years ago but the MAERSK hijacking was only 11 years ago. For those keeping score.

/Not sure when that FedEx plane crash was
//Hanks == transport gone horribly wrong
 
2021-01-15 6:21:21 PM  

Altimus Prime: As big as Sully's brass balls were, the ATC controller's were just as huge.



jesus.  i don't even really "get" most of it but just watching the airspeed and elevation, and nobody was hurt, unreal.

I remember calling off that morning just because, and at like, pffft, 9-10AM AZ time they showed the aftermath. "this is live footage of a miraculous event taking place in New York City..."  people standing on the wings being rescued by boats and shiat.
 
2021-01-15 6:21:24 PM  
It was a sade day...
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2021-01-15 6:21:30 PM  
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/wat
 
2021-01-15 6:21:45 PM  
/sade?
 
2021-01-15 6:22:54 PM  

KRSESQ: One 'Sullenberger,' please.

/two shots of gray goose and a slash of water
//yeah, I know there are lots of 'Sullenberger' recipes
///this one WILL land you in the Hudson if you're not careful


i'm going to try that this weekend
 
2021-01-15 6:23:26 PM  

KRSESQ: One 'Sullenberger,' please.

/two shots of gray goose and a slash of water
//yeah, I know there are lots of 'Sullenberger' recipes
///this one WILL land you in the Hudson if you're not careful


https://www.differentdrummer.cc/main/​s​ully-the-sully-cocktail-recipe.html

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (Keens used Sazerac)
1 1/2 ounces Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth
A dash of Angostura bitters, "because life is bittersweet ... luckily in this case more sweet than bitter
"A float of the best Champagne you can afford
A Manhattan cherry


Preparation:"Stir the rye, sweet vermouth and bitters with ice to chill, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top carefully with the Champagne, ensuring that is floats on top of the cocktail. Drink the Champagne off the top of the drink first, and then slide a cherry into the bottom of the glass ... down she goes."

Let's give the man a better cocktail to have his name attached to shall we?
 
2021-01-15 6:25:51 PM  
I remember when that U.S. Navy ship docked and all the sailors got laid, miracle indeed.
 
2021-01-15 6:34:47 PM  

rickythepenguin: Altimus Prime: As big as Sully's brass balls were, the ATC controller's were just as huge.


jesus.  i don't even really "get" most of it but just watching the airspeed and elevation, and nobody was hurt, unreal.

I remember calling off that morning just because, and at like, pffft, 9-10AM AZ time they showed the aftermath. "this is live footage of a miraculous event taking place in New York City..."  people standing on the wings being rescued by boats and shiat.


Yup.  They were climbing, at 218 kts and 2750 feet when they hit the birds. Their climb continued to 3,070 feet, but their speed dropped under 190 kts when it did. -- basically 2.5x the distance you'd get if you take a High School running track and unroll it.  Stall speed in an A321 is about 140kts.  So they had 3000 feet and 50 "extra" knots of forward speed to play with.  They stretched the glide out for about 3.5 minutes before hitting the water.

The NTSB report concluded that if they'd IMMEDIATELY turned back to LGA, they had a better than 50 / 50 shot of landing safely on the runway. But within something like 23 seconds, their odds of making it back to LGA were 0.  By the time they confirmed the engines weren't coming back up, they'd gone past that time window.  At that point, only one of the rivers offered an area long enough to take an A321.

But not only did Sully find a river, he found the part of the river that was most heavily trafficked by boats, to give them the best chance of being picked up before they froze to death.  Amazing snap judgment, and not a call to ever be trivialized.
 
2021-01-15 6:38:35 PM  
And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.
 
2021-01-15 6:39:56 PM  

thatboyoverthere: KRSESQ: One 'Sullenberger,' please.

/two shots of gray goose and a slash of water
//yeah, I know there are lots of 'Sullenberger' recipes
///this one WILL land you in the Hudson if you're not careful

https://www.differentdrummer.cc/main/s​ully-the-sully-cocktail-recipe.html

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (Keens used Sazerac)
1 1/2 ounces Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth
A dash of Angostura bitters, "because life is bittersweet ... luckily in this case more sweet than bitter
"A float of the best Champagne you can afford
A Manhattan cherry


Preparation:"Stir the rye, sweet vermouth and bitters with ice to chill, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top carefully with the Champagne, ensuring that is floats on top of the cocktail. Drink the Champagne off the top of the drink first, and then slide a cherry into the bottom of the glass ... down she goes."

Let's give the man a better cocktail to have his name attached to shall we?


That sounds farking gross.
 
2021-01-15 6:42:36 PM  

thatboyoverthere: KRSESQ: One 'Sullenberger,' please.

/two shots of gray goose and a slash of water
//yeah, I know there are lots of 'Sullenberger' recipes
///this one WILL land you in the Hudson if you're not careful

https://www.differentdrummer.cc/main/s​ully-the-sully-cocktail-recipe.html

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (Keens used Sazerac)
1 1/2 ounces Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth
A dash of Angostura bitters, "because life is bittersweet ... luckily in this case more sweet than bitter
"A float of the best Champagne you can afford
A Manhattan cherry


Preparation:"Stir the rye, sweet vermouth and bitters with ice to chill, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top carefully with the Champagne, ensuring that is floats on top of the cocktail. Drink the Champagne off the top of the drink first, and then slide a cherry into the bottom of the glass ... down she goes."

Let's give the man a better cocktail to have his name attached to shall we?


Needs a shot of Hudson River water for authenticity.
 
2021-01-15 6:43:09 PM  
Altimus Prime: But within something like 23 seconds, their odds of making it back to LGA were 0.  By the time they confirmed the engines weren't coming back up, they'd gone past that time window.  At that point, only one of the rivers offered an area long enough to take an A321.

But not only did Sully find a river, he found the part of the river that was most heavily trafficked by boats, to give them the best chance of being picked up before they froze to death.  Amazing snap judgment, and not a call to ever be trivialized.


surely an area of expertise for you.  Thanks for explaining.

yeah i remember crying - not like, chest heaving sobs, but eyes welling up, when they told the story, that day.  more or less live.  "holy shiat....that dude....just saved like, 150 people's lives....the courage!"
 
2021-01-15 6:47:27 PM  

Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.


I'm sure it's not in simulators. Quite different in the real world.
 
2021-01-15 6:47:41 PM  
He is a true Hero. We could use a few more of them.
 
2021-01-15 6:51:08 PM  
Yes
 
2021-01-15 6:56:54 PM  

daffy: He is a true Hero. We could use a few more of them.


How is he a hero? He didn't go out of his way to put himself in danger to save others. He would have done the exact same thing if he was alone in the plane. Skilled? Yes. Cool under pressure? Yes. A hero? Might be a stretch.
 
2021-01-15 6:59:35 PM  
Yeah, it's definitely been a while.  We've been fresh out of miracles for a while, and nobody's sure when we'll get more in stock.
 
2021-01-15 7:00:18 PM  

Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.


What he did -- the flying part -- was super simple.   A student pilot could have done it.

The immediate decision to do it, and not reflexively turn back for a runway that he could see out his window -- that was the master airmanship.   Plenty of pilots have died a few hundred feet short of a runway threshold because they figured the runway was their only shot at a safe landing.

Virtually none have made the informed call to put 155 people into a river because they knew within 20 seconds it was their best shot at survival.
 
2021-01-15 7:04:20 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: daffy: He is a true Hero. We could use a few more of them.

How is he a hero? He didn't go out of his way to put himself in danger to save others. He would have done the exact same thing if he was alone in the plane. Skilled? Yes. Cool under pressure? Yes. A hero? Might be a stretch.


I actually agree with this.  His choice wasn't heroic.   But it was a masterwork that should be praised forever.   The rescue swimmer who jumped out of the helicopter from well higher than recommended, to get the swimming passenger out of the river, that was heroic.
 
2021-01-15 7:05:31 PM  
I wonder if they did a "where are they now?" thing, how many people named their kids/pets "Chester" or "Sully" and so on.  a lot of folks must have thought it was GAME THE fark OVER, and yet they still went home that night.
 
2021-01-15 7:08:33 PM  
Damn I feel old.

Mediocre story bro:

I dated someone who had a great view of that landing...her office building was close by.
 
2021-01-15 7:09:58 PM  

Altimus Prime: The rescue swimmer who jumped out of the helicopter from well higher than recommended, to get the swimming passenger out of the river, that was heroic.


wow...that's a part i didn't know.

i knew a guy in the Navy, who as I recall, pardon the pun, washed out of rescue swimmer school.  whatever they swim qual was, he just couldn't do it and so, back to "regular" sailor life for him.

but cold ass water, above the "safe" height, to rescue someone?  yeah, huge brass clanging, "carry them in a wheelbarrow" balls.
 
2021-01-15 7:12:05 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Is that where a group of college kids played outdoor hockey and defeated the Russians in a stunning upset?


You're thinking on that Lou Gossett Jr movie where he and a kid use their fighter planes to get back the kid's dad.
 
2021-01-15 7:14:52 PM  
Sully doesn't see himself as a hero. Just doing the job he was trained for.

I look at it the same way. We're all born to potentially be a 'hero' some day. It's human nature to not wish harm on others. Sully got his chance. His real hero move was calling his wife before the shiat hit the fan. Hope you married guys were taking notes on that.
 
2021-01-15 7:17:27 PM  
Given the last 12 years, I'm pretty sure half that plane wishes they'd died that day.
 
2021-01-15 7:22:10 PM  
Young subby.
It's been 4 years since Cohen died.
6 since Bowie.
8 since I gave a shiat.
10 since you decided you gave a crap.
 
2021-01-15 7:22:51 PM  

Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.


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2021-01-15 7:26:25 PM  

Altimus Prime: Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.

What he did -- the flying part -- was super simple.   A student pilot could have done it.

The immediate decision to do it, and not reflexively turn back for a runway that he could see out his window -- that was the master airmanship.   Plenty of pilots have died a few hundred feet short of a runway threshold because they figured the runway was their only shot at a safe landing.

Virtually none have made the informed call to put 155 people into a river because they knew within 20 seconds it was their best shot at survival.


Yeah as an aviation fan this guy is Chuck Yeager level LEGEND IMO. That wonderful son of a biatch is a master of his craft, and apparently a really good human being as well. Long live this dude, please universe.
 
2021-01-15 7:49:04 PM  
Can't believe this was so long ago that George W. Bush was still President.
 
2021-01-15 7:54:43 PM  

reveal101: Altimus Prime: Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.

What he did -- the flying part -- was super simple.   A student pilot could have done it.

The immediate decision to do it, and not reflexively turn back for a runway that he could see out his window -- that was the master airmanship.   Plenty of pilots have died a few hundred feet short of a runway threshold because they figured the runway was their only shot at a safe landing.

Virtually none have made the informed call to put 155 people into a river because they knew within 20 seconds it was their best shot at survival.

Yeah as an aviation fan this guy is Chuck Yeager level LEGEND IMO. That wonderful son of a biatch is a master of his craft, and apparently a really good human being as well. Long live this dude, please universe.


Yep. It wasn't the flying. It was the decision making. C. Sullenberger has said that plenty of times. He has stressed the value of flight management, being able to trust his copilot, and luck.
He is awesome, and I agree ... long live this valuable human.
 
2021-01-15 8:09:15 PM  
This is the difference between someone who is competent and someone who is a master.  The competent person will get the job done right every time, so long as there are no surprises.  The master is the one you want around when bad shiat happens.
 
2021-01-15 8:18:18 PM  

Troy McClure: And yet most every airline pilot will tell you what he did wasn't difficult.


They train for loss of power in simulators.  Difficult? Nah.  Lucky there was enough open water with no marine traffic in the way?  Yes.  Are they all good at it?  Probably not.
 
2021-01-15 8:32:57 PM  

Odd Bird: /sade?


Well, that's just what they put on the Marquis...
 
2021-01-15 8:35:48 PM  
If the same thing were to happen today...

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2021-01-15 8:58:33 PM  

Odd Bird: /sade?


Fat, greasy sausage fingers cannot type.
 
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