Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Black Box Simulation of Hudson Plane Landing

 Very gripping computer generation from the black boxes of Captain Sully's Hudson River landing, worth the seven minutes. He is one cool customer ... 

One of the most interesting parts of the dialogue is just before the river landing when Captain Sullenburger asks his first officer if he has any ideas. The First Officer replies, "actually not."

My friend Sandy Schuessler Wright tracks animal / plane accidents. This aircraft was taken down by birds in the engine.

Thanks to MASS-3 Vietnam Vet Marine Air Controller Rick Cleland for sharing.

An interesting side note. My cousin in South Dakota was talking to her brother in Japan on Skype so they were looking at each other on their computer screens. He then got a call on Skype from a friend in New York so the three of them were viewing each other on a conference call. The friend had a great view of the Hudson River and he saw the airplane heading down. So he turned his laptop around and my cousins watched the landing live in South Dakota and Japan.  A high tech world.

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