Just watched Sully, about the USAir captain who saved 155 lives by landing his plane in the Hudson on Jan 15, 2009 after birds disabled both engines.

i had thought, how are they going to make this dramatic when everybody knows going in what the outline of what happened, and that it had a happy ending.

But wow, what a great thing they did.

Instead of focusing on the event itself, they focused on the inquest after the event, when the NTSB was trying to determine if he had done the right thing. Then, with flashbacks to the event, they went through the story. Very well done. Hard to realize that was almost EIGHT years ago.

Worth watching.

9 thoughts on “Sully

  1. A good morning the 1st of January 2017 Frank & all.

    Yes, thank you, I know very well about Sully and the Hudson River landing. I watched the scenario (and the investigation about it) on the National Geographic Channel a couple of times. A miracle landing for those who knows how to landing a passenger-airplane WITH engines.
    There has been a program called Aircrash Investigations on the National Geographic Channel for several years. But I do not recommend watching the particular TV-Program if you are already scared of flying ! Nowadays they are developing cockpits without any crew at all but a computer only. The airplane to become all automatic ruled.
    I am married with a guy who has lived all his life with the flying machines, but he is outdated.
    Wonder if I would go onboard a airplane without nobody in the cockpit ?

    Anyway, The Hudson River accident became a miracle no doubt about it.

    B & B, Inger Lise

    1. Why, Inger Lise, are you implying that you are thinking about replacing your husband with an onboard computer? 🙂
      And a happy and conscious New Yeay to you, as well.

      1. Frank, honestly speaking….we are soon replaced by Robots ! Look to Japan and their forthcoming science ! And it is not science fiction either. You know, perhaps if it is done right to be a good thing, who knows (and us to have the more sparetime to do more spiritual work) ? OR maybe an world like Star-wars, participating all over the many universes, doing the time-warps and such? We will never become stagnated or bored that`s for certain. Us, the forever creative species.
        LOL, Inger Lise.

        1. I have never thought that main was made for meaningless work. If robots come to do it all, it will be just as well PROVIDED that people in the meantime learn to use their lives productively. Big “provided.”

          1. Yes absolutely agree, and the human potential and creativity are unlimited by no doubt:
            “Provided that people learn to use their lives productively” as you told.
            That`s the question all the way because we are never alone in the world(even sitting upon a remote hill-top somewhere).
            B & B, Inger Lise

  2. Happy New Year, All!

    I’ve not seen the movie, but was well-aware of the incident at the time (I did not follow the investigation). A friend of ours, who was working up a proposal for the healthcare system reformation, used this incident, as well as talking w/ other pilots (including, ahem, yours truly) to promote the idea of doctors, esp. surgeons, using checklists in their work. And yes, there is a robotic hernia-repair “surgeon” in the works.

    I suppose “progress is unstoppable”; I need to look at it more as our “creative potential”, but I’m personally not too keen having robotically-flown aircraft for civil transport. Yes, I am a Luddite at heart, and that means, in the positive sense for me, I enjoy doing things by hand, be it drumming, jewelry-making, working on my house, and flying aircraft (and I’ve read that the Chinese already have a personal, one-seat airplane, in which the occupant, not “pilot”, can program in a desired destination–w/in reasonable range of the aircraft–and be flown there, “hands-off”). If I ever have the “means” again, I’d like to join our local chapter of the EAA, and actually build my own airplane–and fly it!

    I reckon if robots are able to do the more routine work, it can be a “good thing”; but I feel I’m rapidly becoming a dinosaur in today’s world (we don’t even have cell phones!), and “dinosaurs go extinct”. OTOH, it has been a good time for personal explorations into Consciousness, and “tending my Uplink”. I just hope to, in this human-focus, to be able to do things by hand, as long as I’m capable.

    If I sound “rather dour” on “technological progress”, it is because, in my limited view, I’ve seen “Science and Technology” become the new “gods” of the age we’re in–and a turning away from “going within”. Again, my view is severely limited, I’ll admit. I’m “all for” what’s being done at TMI, for e.g., as they’re using technology to facilitate accessing altered states of consciousness (Bob’s new SAM-based “sleep processor” worked very well for me, during the “AIG” weekend). It’s a fine balance for me.

    Well, I’ve rambled on enough for now–I’m currently re-reading “The Early Sessions” of the Seth Material, and am continually amazed at how often the session I read the night before exactly matches an issue I’m dealing w/ today–and very specific incidents, vs. vague generalities. I “take this” as a “nod” from my own Source Self (Jane-speak for TGU) that yes, I am uplinked!


        1. I`m extremingly impressed …that`s for sure !
          But it is possible to buy cellphones without the Internet connection which making it especially useful for seniors. And with big dial numbers if the eyesight is not as good as once before(using reading glasses)…and the high ringing tones made for simplicity if lesser deaf. On my cell phone to have The Nutcracker Suite.

          On the other hand I have told everybody to know me…. NOT in me walking around with my cell phone everywhere to go.
          LOL, Inger Lise

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