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    simulation of the plane piloted by sullenberger landing in the hudson


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    that's neat.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I am amazed at how calm that pilot stayed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am amazed at how calm that pilot stayed.
    indeed....I would have been screaming like a little girl once I realized I was going down in the Hudson. Of course, after that, I might of had to join the not quite mile high club with the head flight attendant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    indeed....I would have been screaming like a little girl once I realized I was going down in the Hudson. Of course, after that, I might of had to join the not quite mile high club with the head flight attendant.
    In 3 minutes or less from the bird strike to the water landing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    In 3 minutes or less from the bird strike to the water landing?
    I didn't say I'd get finished. Is that a criteria for successfully joining the club?
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    I didn't say I'd get finished. Is that a criteria for successfully joining the club?
    I don't know, but I thought it was.
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    Also, now that there is a building taller than the maximum altitude that US1549 hit, it'd be much easier to just go to Dubai with Mrs. MV and get a top-floor room and join the club that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Also, now that there is a building taller than the maximum altitude that US1549 hit, it'd be much easier to just go to Dubai with Mrs. MV and get a top-floor room and join the club that way.
    easy? I'm not easy




    well.....ok, maybe I am, sort of.
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    You do have a certain... reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    You do have a certain... reputation.

    repu.... tation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    repu.... tation.....

    hey! I thought we talked about that , and you agreed not to share that pic... you said it was a moment just between the two of us.
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    did y'all take a flight somewhere together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    did y'all take a flight somewhere together?
    you jealous or something?
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    thankful would be more fitting......
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    You would not believe how cold that water is.....
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    You would not believe how cold that water is.....
    uh oh....guess I didn't use enough GHB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    You would not believe how cold that water is.....
    Deep too.
    Wait.
    Y'all are talking about planes, not bridges.

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    I just wanted to see when it hit the water and the simulated after math/ media blitz. Dang.

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    really cool video and a great pilot too
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    Very neat. very impressive how calm the pilots stayed.
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    Sullenberger

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I didn't say I'd get finished. Is that a criteria for successfully joining the club?
    I don't know on that question, but I'm pretty sure being above 1 mile AGL is a criteria, so you would be out.

    There's a similar simulation the NTSB or FAA produced for last year's Colgan Air crash in Buffalo. It leaves one a little unsettled, especially if you understand what's happening on the controls.
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