I suspect some video modification there.....
Very good. Here's another fellow who did it.
This one too.
Military - Chuck Yaeger
Chesley Sullenberger successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out, over the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009.
Flight crew of UA Flight 232 on July 19, 1989, the DC-10 that crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, which led to the loss of all flight controls. 111 people died in the accident while 185 survived. Despite the deaths, the accident is considered a prime example of successful crew resource management due to the manner in which the flight crew handled the emergency, and the high number of survivors considering that the airplane was landed without conventional control. The flight crew became well known as a result of their actions partularly Captain, Alfred C. Haynes, and a DC-10 instructor on board who offered his assistance, Dennis E. Fitch.
More about this fantastic flying and being cool under pressure at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_232
It seems that it is a hoax. The plane landing is a Radio Controlled model. An impact like that would have collapsed the plane's wheels and thrown the pilot around the cockpit. This was edited to a real plane after it has landed..
The Gimli glider. The plane ran out of fuel. The captain was an experienced glider pilot. Dead-stick flying and a dead stick landing of a 767. To land the plane safely, he did maneuvers that no one thought possible in such a huge plane. The front gear wouldn't go down and he had to land on an abandoned airstrip that was being used as a racetrack. No casualties. The plane was patched up and put back into service. All attempts at recreating this scenario in simulators resulted in crash landings.
Like him or not, you have to admit he was a b-a pilot
Manfred von Richthofen
BG Robin Olds. Logged kills in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. As a Wing Commander, could be found leading the strike package no matter how tough the mission. When debating a course of action under a tough situation, a good fighter pilot asks himself, "What would Robin Olds do?"
Didn't those UA232 guys practically invent controlling a commercial jet solely by differential thrust-- on the fly? (pun not intended!) Crazy.
Front row from left: David Hartman, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan. That's me in the black shirt standing behind Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon.
There are a lot of excellent skilled pilots flying who have never had to put emergency procedures to practice. For some, the daily grind of working for a living as a pilot requires superior skills. Thirty two years into my aviation career, I have still never met "the best "pilot.
Not my line of work bt these guys are worthy of my respect. They do this all over the world including Antarctica.
The guys that piloted the shuttle during it's test glide landings, Fred W. Haise Jr, C. Gordon Fullerton, Joe H. Engle and Richard H. Truly. They didn't really know if it was going to glide, or fall like a brick.