Go Inside the Miracle on the Hudson

January 29, 2014 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

“Right before we touched down in the water, Sully asked me, ‘So, you got any other ideas?’ We hit hard on the tail and then the water just seemed to flow over the windshield, it seemed like it was burying the nose of the airplane into the river. But, then it popped up, and it was just bobbing in the waves. I turned to Sully and said, ‘Well, that wasn’t so bad.'”

This is just one of the amazing insights Wisconsin native Jeff Skiles shares as he invites us into the cockpit to re-live his harrowing – and triumphant – experience as co-pilot of the Miracle on the Hudson crash. Watch this full fascinating University Place presentation from the EAA – The Spirit of Aviation museum online below, then explore University Place’s full virtual lecture hall archives online here.

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