Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson
InÂ Fly by Wire, one of Americaâ€™s greatest journalists takes us on a "fascinating" (The New York Times) and sometimes humorous journey into the rapidly changing aviation industry. Langewiesche concisely and artfully renders forty years of history in the field by examining the financial problems, the unions, and ultimately the recent advances in technology. And he finds
Excellent coverage is also given ...more
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The book focuses in on the 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 which land ...more
The author emphasizes the innovative fly by wire technology of the Airbus that finessed the technical skill and focused decision making of the flight crew. For aviation buffs, short recounts of particularly memorable aviation milestones - usually horrific ...more
I liked that the author approached this tale with the gravity that it required without trying to turn it into a MELODRAMATIC TALE OF TERROR. There was a lot of decent information in here, but I would have enjoyed it more if he had spent more time writing ab ...more
For anyone who loves flying, I do recommend William Langewiesche's Fly By Wire.
It is the story of US Airways Flight 1549 that, in 2009, only 90 seconds after take-off, collided with a skein of migratory Canadian Geese. And, of course, the airliner was so expertly put down in the Hudson River.
But it is also the story about why the Airbus is such an outstanding aircraft. Uncrashable.
Fascinating concepts and applications. Not necessarily a man's book. I read it in three sittings. My wife read it in ...more
The book reports on the crash and all the participants who did a fabulous job in preventing disaster. But it also deals with some fundamental differences between passenger jets produced by Boeing and those by its only competitor, Airbus.
The author comes by his writing tal ...more
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