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Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 AM
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The words of Sully. ATC released audio between Sully and NY Center today. Asking for vectors to Teterboro, when they give him "turn right 280 Runway 1" "Can't do it, we'll be in the hudson"

You've got to listen to him. He is one cool cat.

I lost my only engine over the green mtns. while in contact with Boston Center, my voice raised 12 octives, my nuts were in my hat. I'd love to hear the tapes of me! I wouldn't release that to anyone, you can count on that!

Maybe someone more techy than me can load the audio here..
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Yeah, I heard the audio on the way into work this morning.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7872621.stm (Audio)
http://vodpod.com/watch/1292939-vide...-river-landing (Video)
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Audio of the tower communications.The actual cockpit voice recorder tape would be reeealy interesting.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...med_us_-4.html
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The guy wàs amazing.

We'll be in the :Hudson, like he was late and meeting his friends at a different bar than the one discussed.

Couldve hit land or buildings.

Amazing.
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what does he mean the green mountains??
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:33 PM
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ladyjane - 2/5/2009 7:28 PM

what does he mean the green mountains??
I appologize, I added my own little experience to the thread. I should not have. the Green Mountains had nothing to do with this guy made of stone. Judging by your profile, you know the green mountains..
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Isn't that what Jim Nabors said? Sorry, old joke. I like Gomer.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:45 PM
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This guy's an old school pilot. No matter what's going on you never show emotion over the radio.

Story from Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff.

Over the skies of Korea a pilot was in trouble and knew it. He got on the radio and began screaming "There's a MIG on my tail! There's a MIG on my tail!" Another voice broke in over the radio and calmly said, "Shut up and die like an aviator."
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stanleywinthrop - 2/6/2009 8:45 PM

This guy's an old school pilot. No matter what's going on you never show emotion over the radio.

Story from Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff.

Over the skies of Korea a pilot was in trouble and knew it. He got on the radio and began screaming "There's a MIG on my tail! There's a MIG on my tail!" Another voice broke in over the radio and calmly said, "Shut up and die like an aviator."
All I can say, is that is much easier said then done.. We all wanted to be chuck yeager, but few have found their way..
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:50 AM
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The most amazing part is how he told all the controllers he had NO thrust...both engines gone..and yet they all were giving him runways miles away to land on.....I suppose they were hoping he could re-ignite one......
but Sully made the only choice he had..and did it like he was flying a lightweight glider. Just incredible.........
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:26 AM
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nothing short of a hero....can't wait to see him on Larry King tues nite.
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boehler did you dead stick some were over Vermont?
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yup
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Mike Boehler - 2/7/2009 2:24 PM

yup
glad to see your still with us damn good work!!!
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I watched Bob Hoover do his dead stick landing in F. Lee Baileys Shrike at Indiantown airport. Some guys are just natural pilots.
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Mike Boehler - 2/7/2009 2:24 PM

yup
My father was a WWII flight instructor and pilot. Flew a zillion hours in all kinds of crafts. After the war, he made money on the side giving lessons at the local airfields to afford Dental School. (He passed away in 1992 at the age of 76)

Anyway, Dad reported two "forced" landings in his career. One on a beach in Georgia, and the other in a farmers field somewhere out west. Each time, there was water in his fuel. I guess they had E 10 problems back then just like we have them now.

I always recall being mystified with my father's telling of those tales. He told me you really get to know your flying skills when your engine quit's and there's no air field in sight. I don't know squat about flying, but he tells of trying to restart his prop by briefly diving. And then describes the quiet searching for a place to "put her down." "No use in getting excited," he said. "Hah!!!" Then there's the power lines, and fences, and who knows what else.

I don't think Sully had the glide time my dad had. That big jet of his was falling like a brick. God bless him for landing, and getting lucky. (I'm sure he'll acknowledge good fortune somewhere)

Another thing he mentioned was how smooth pastures and beaches look from above. Ant mounds tore off his tail dragger wheel, and the rilles and ridges along the beach are not discernable from the air. Says cows started chewing on his plane after it was down.

Anyway, forced landings and a growing family drove him away from aviation. (Seven of us kids) "Heck," he said, "I had a family to support." Had job offers from Eastern Airlines to fly to Ireland, or Sao Paulo Brazil after the war. Went back to college instead.

Anyway's Mike, your forced landing reminded me of my father, and his adventures. He loved to fly, and "it really burns me to have to pay my own money to fly an airplane!!!" He was used to flying courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Glad you survived your experience. You have a lifetime memory, and can appreciate more than many, what Sully had to deal with.
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My father was a WWII flight instructor and pilot. Flew a zillion hours in all kinds of crafts. After the war, he made money on the side giving lessons at the local airfields to afford Dental School. (He passed away in 1992 at the age of 76)

Anyway, Dad reported two "forced" landings in his career. One on a beach in Georgia, and the other in a farmers field somewhere out west. Each time, there was water in his fuel. I guess they had E 10 problems back then just like we have them now.

I always recall being mystified with my father's telling of those tales. He told me you really get to know your flying skills when your engine quit's and there's no air field in sight. I don't know squat about flying, but he tells of trying to restart his prop by briefly diving. And then describes the quiet searching for a place to "put her down." "No use in getting excited," he said. "Hah!!!" Then there's the power lines, and fences, and who knows what else.

I don't think Sully had the glide time my dad had. That big jet of his was falling like a brick. God bless him for landing, and getting lucky. (I'm sure he'll acknowledge good fortune somewhere)

Another thing he mentioned was how smooth pastures and beaches look from above. Ant mounds tore off his tail dragger wheel, and the rilles and ridges along the beach are not discernable from the air. Says cows started chewing on his plane after it was down.

Anyway, forced landings and a growing family drove him away from aviation. (Seven of us kids) "Heck," he said, "I had a family to support." Had job offers from Eastern Airlines to fly to Ireland, or Sao Paulo Brazil after the war. Went back to college instead.

Anyway's Mike, your forced landing reminded me of my father, and his adventures. He loved to fly, and "it really burns me to have to pay my own money to fly an airplane!!!" He was used to flying courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Glad you survived your experience. You have a lifetime memory, and can appreciate more than many, what Sully had to deal with.
That's a very nice story and I'm glad I could bring back some good memories of your Dad.

That will, in fact, be the first, last and only time you see my name and Sully's in the same sentence. There are a lot of pilots on this board, and if you asked "how many engine failures" I'm sure you'd see a pretty good show of hands.

I did save 154 LESS people than Sully But I am glad for the one I did save. Does ATC really need to use the question "how many souls onboard" that one got me when my attention was needed elsewhere.
I was lucky enough to have a whole 42 hours when my mishap occured. Wasn't even a private pilot. I was on my way to my checkride, obviously solo, and totally unprepared for the event. I laugh about it and I am still in awe of these guys. Sully is not alone, these guys are pro's and they keep themselves together all the time, not just this time. I was no pro.

I didn't fall apart until I got on the ground, then the knees were shaking pretty good.

Like I said, my audio wasn't complete panic I'm sure, but if Sully was Chuck Yeager, maybe I was Richard Simmons

Any Idea how hard it is to pull up to best glide? That was the hardest part, even at 40 hours, pulling up on that wheel is NOT instictive, pushing the nose over IS.

Anyway, there are a fews things in my 46 years that I wish I could push from my mind while I'm trying to sleep, this is NOT one of them.

Good Job to then ENTIRE crew of 1549. It took more than one guy to save that bunch, and they all have more Cajones than me
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You know they already named a drink after Captain "Sully".

Two shots of Grey Goose, and a splash of water!
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