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Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson

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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, 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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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 twenty years? Noted journalist William Langewiesche takes listeners on a strange and unexpected journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation.

About the Author

William Langewiesche, an American author and journalist, was a professional airplane pilot for many years. He is currently the international correspondent for Vanity Fair, but he made his name as a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled widely throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, reporting on such topics as the implementation of the shari'a in Sudan under Hassan al-Tarabi, North Africa's Islamic culture, and the American occupation of Iraq. Other assignments have taken him to Egypt, the Balkans, India, and Central and South America. In 2004, he won a National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting. William is the author of Cutting for Sign, Sahara Unveiled, Inside the Sky, American Ground, The Outlaw Sea, and The Atomic Bazaar. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over sixty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400165469
Author:
Langewiesche, William
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Drummond, David
Read:
Drummond, David
Narrated:
Drummond, David
Author:
Drummond, David
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

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