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Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson (Large Print) (Thorndike Nonfiction)

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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, one of America's greatest journalists 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.

Synopsis:

To what extent is the "Miracle on the Hudson" the result of extraordinary--but not widely known--advances in aviation and computer technology over the past 20 years? A noted journalist takes readers on a strange and unexpected journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410425461
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Aviation - History
Author:
Langewiesche, William
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Airplanes -- Ditching.
Subject:
Aviation - General
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
8.50x5.70x1.00 in. .90 lbs.

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Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson (Large Print) (Thorndike Nonfiction)
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