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"Sully" The Movie.

Old 1st Jul 2016, 23:29
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
I realise that the meedja folks want to make money out of anything but, I don't see how you make a whole movie out of an event that was less than 10 minutes start to finish? The actual time from strike to stopped in the water was, I think, even less?
They're not or they'd have called it "Ditching in a River" not "Sully".
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Old 2nd Jul 2016, 18:46
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I finished the report. Feel somewhat bad for Capt Piche: I'm sure he and his co-pilot didn't intend to flame out any engine and yet they did. They even had help from the ground that didn't catch the error!

It was a great piece of flying that took him to the Azores though. I feel like he is kind of like that Chinese Capt that managed to upset his own flight by restarting engines outside of SOP but somehow regaind control just a few thousand feet about to crash in the ocean. A brainfart that resulted in something bad, but was saved due to some excellent piloting after the brainfart.

If only someone on the AF447 had had the kind of anti-brainfart mindset...
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Old 2nd Jul 2016, 19:03
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I have a copy of it, probably burned for me from Discovery channel, Air Transat 330 I mean!
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Old 2nd Jul 2016, 21:05
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I feel like he is kind of like that Chinese Capt that managed to upset his own flight by restarting engines outside of SOP but somehow regaind control just a few thousand feet about to crash in the ocean.
you mean restarting engines that had not failed and were still running.

Once you turn the fuel off, it takes a bit of time for them to relight and spool back up even in a dive
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:54
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Although I feel that USA goes a bit OTT on hero worship, I wish Britain would show a bit more respect for those who display exemplary skill. Interesting to compare Sully with Burkhill/Coward ("Who?" !) BA38:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_38
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 12:07
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Add in the RYR captain at CIA who, as PNF, took over at very low level as the F/O PF commenced a GA after an engine spluttered during a multiple bird-strike; only for the 'good' engine splutter also as increased thrust was requested. He planted the a/c on the runway and all walked away, after kissing the ground. Horrors to think what the outcome might have been if the 'good' donk quit at 1000' during the climbing GA. Lots of houses around CIA. It really would have been a burning hole.
Another un-sung hero. There must be many.
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 18:12
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They're not or they'd have called it "Ditching in a River" not "Sully".
I take your point, they appear to be looking at the whole career that culminates in a moment of superb leadership and skill.

It's just that that happens every day in every walk of life. The movie studio reckon that the free publicity of the (now) nationally known name will bring in more cash.

As I heard in an interview many years ago, about the studios: "The boss men don't care if they're making movies or baked beans - as long as they make money." Which is, amusingly, how airlines now also function ...
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 08:01
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Having just watched the "Sully" movie which I must say I found to be quite entertaining I have a query which hopefully can be answered here.
Just after the birdstrike and with two dead engines Sully switches on the APU which I presume is powered up using battery power. Question, which controls, flying surfaces, instrumentation, communications etc can be powered by the A320 APU.
Thanks.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 09:08
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Originally Posted by Mike Tee View Post
Having just watched the "Sully" movie which I must say I found to be quite entertaining I have a query which hopefully can be answered here.
Just after the birdstrike and with two dead engines Sully switches on the APU which I presume is powered up using battery power. Question, which controls, flying surfaces, instrumentation, communications etc can be powered by the A320 APU.
Thanks.
PPRuNe: A320 dual engine failure scenario

Loss of Thrust in Both Engines After Encountering a Flock of Birds and Subsequent Ditching on the Hudson River US Airways Flight 1549 Airbus A320-214, N106US
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