Flight 1549 Plane Crash Hero Pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger Airbus 320

January 18, 2009

This is a Genuine G-Shot prepared in tribute to a true hero: Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, the Airbus 320 pilot who made the remarkable emergency miracle water landing yesterday of US Airway Flight 1549 on New York’s Hudson River in New York City.

Experience does indeed count, I am about the same age as Capt. Sully, with 27 years experience as a San Francisco 911 police, fire and medical dispatchers with the City and County of SF Department of Emergency Management. I can also attest to the value of training and experience and the need to keep a cool head as so many lives depends upon our every move when seconds really do count.

Well done Captain Sully, we all have reason to be proud of you as a real American hero.

Gary J. Mondfrans
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NEW YORK (AP) — A cool-headed pilot maneuvered his crippled jetliner over New York City and ditched it in the frigid Hudson River on Thursday; all 155 on board were pulled to safety as the plane slowly sank. It was,As New York Governor Patterso said, “a miracle on the Hudson.”

One victim suffered two broken legs, a paramedic said, but there were no other reports of serious injuries, just lots of wet socks, Capt. Sully walked the entire length of the sinking aircraft twice to make sures all souls had safely exited the plane.

US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 bound for Charlotte, N.C., struck a flock of birds after takeoff just minutes earlier at LaGuardia Airport, apparently disabling the both engines.

The pilot, identified as Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III of Danville, Calif., “was phenomenal,” passenger Joe Hart said. “He landed it — I tell you what, the impact wasn’t a whole lot more than a rear-end (collision). It threw you into the seat ahead of you.

“Both engines cut out and he actually floated it into the river,” he said.
No doubt due to his 40 years experience as a glider pilot.

Capt. Sully thank you for a job well done!

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RC Cessna 172 Skyhawk

January 18, 2009

Video of my Hobby Lobby Cessna 172 going through it’s paces. I cracked the firewall on this landing hitting a frozen rut in the field. Now repaired with some plywood and epoxy. Will remember to land on the dirt driveway next time! If anyone knows of a good shock absorbing replacement nose wheel axle / mount I’m all ears!

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