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Who created it? Langewiesche, William.
What's it called? Fly by wire [electronic resource] : [the geese, the glide, the "miracle" on the Hudson] / William Langewiesche.
Who published it? [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition info! Unabridged.
Book Cover
What's it like? 1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital.
Performers! Read by David Drummond.
What's it about? On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada Geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation-the "Miracle on the Hudson"-and Captain Sully was the hero. But how much of the success of this dramatic landing can actually be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what extent is the "miracle" on the Hudson the result of extraordinary-but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial-advances in aviation and computer technology over the past twenty years?In Fly by Wire, journalist William Langewiesche takes us on a strange and unexpected journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation. From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, William Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand the "miracle" on the Hudson, and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.
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Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! Fly-by-wire control.
Airplanes -- Control systems.
Aeronautics -- Human factors.
Aircraft accidents -- New York (State) -- New York.
Aircraft bird strikes -- New York (State) -- New York.
US Airways Flight 1549 Crash Landing, Hudson River, N.Y. and N.J., 2009.
More people who helped! Drummond, David (Narrator) Narrator.
hoopla digital.
Special numbers! 9781400195466 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400195462 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Special numbers! MWT10756232
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