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Old 1st Jun 2010, 01:23
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BA should be lobbied by you, your unions the media etc to publically squash the ill truths and make a generous offer to re-employ the pilot with all entitlements.

If I was Willie Walsh, I would have not let management accept his VR application, rather had him promoted instead.

The facts were there, and after reading PB's book it seems quite clear, BA stuck its head in the sand and refused to correct its ways for the sake of "losing face". A concept not well iked in aviation.

Unless the guy is a complete ....the BA folk among you should lobby the company to fix its wrong doings.

Lets face it, the actions of both the crew saved BA from a massive disaster, one that would have cost many times more than the one they had. They deserve a massive bonus....one would think.

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Old 1st Jun 2010, 06:35
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With all the arguments around here as to who was the "best pilot", (a lot of it seemingly coming from non-pilots) this thread is turning into X-Factor or some other celebrity game. Well here, thankfully we don't get a vote.

Firstly PB and Sully were both presented with a heap of c**p at a critical stage of flight.

Sullenberger was a great deal luckier
Why? Do you think think in the wash up he said: "Man, I was really lucky only to fly through a flock of Geese, I'm really glad I didn't have a double engine roll back on Final"

IMHO Sullenberger's decision relatively early on to consider the Hudson as an option - and ultimately decide to use it, was not down to luck, it was decision making of the highest order. The survival of his passengers and crew was not down to him being "luckier" than PB.

(but yes, PB was badly let down by BA, Sully's achievements were rightly recognised.)

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Old 28th Jul 2010, 07:46
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and the lawyers and the shareholders
Just like you're entitled to the financial advisors you pay to give you tax planning advice.
And the doctors who give you medical advice.
And any expert whose paid to give you expert advice.

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Old 28th Jul 2010, 10:12
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Still fewer are aware that a Captain can sometimes be more effective in an emergency situation when he is not the handling pilot.
Possibly the Turkish accident at Schipol as an example. I could be infered that the Captain taking control exacerbated the situation and critically hindered the recovery. From the report the F/O appeared to be the first to react and I suspect that had he remaining in control the thrust levers would not have returned to idle.
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