Fly By Wire

Fly By Wire

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

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 Chelsey qSullyq Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the qThe Miracle on the Hudsonq, 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 qMiracle on the Hudsonq the result of extraordinary - but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial - advances in aviation and computer technology over the last twenty years? 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 qThe Miracle on the Hudsonq, and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.On one occasion the captain of an A320 inbound to Kosovo reacted to a glitch by pulling enough circuit breakers to shut the entire system down, leaving the airplane dangling by a thin thread of control until the copilot was able to reset the anbsp;...

Title:Fly By Wire
Author: William Langewiesche
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2010-02-04

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA