Sully and Jeff Skiles LGA-CLT today

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Sully and Jeff Skiles will crew flight 1427 from LGA to Clt at 1255. On the news now.
 

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Didn't he have to requal, so wouldn't his first flight be OE/SOE, not with a line FO. Or are they playing this as his first flight back even thought he's done a trip or two already, gotta love the media.
 

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So, who was flying the plane on that fateful day anyway? I heard Sully on the radio say he was heading for the Hudson, meaning he was PNF, right? Or was he a one man job? I guess Skiles and his 29 years at USAir East wasn't good enough to do one or the other, PF or PNF? Maybe Sully will teach CRM during emergencies to the East and West pilots in PHX. Fun times.


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8 1/2 months off line and no IOE? Only Sully could pull that off.
 

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I read a big article on NYDAILYNEWS.com about the event. There is a brief sentence way down in the middle of the article about Jeff Skiles being on board.
 

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8 1/2 months off line and no IOE? Only Sully could pull that off.
They've already flown before today. Just separately. This was them together on the same route out of LGA.


http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/sullenberger-flies-fateful-route-again-to-cheers/?hp
Both pilots had flown again since that January day, but this would be their first time together on the route they were supposed to have flown. Their reunion attracted a sellout crowd that included a few passengers who survived the splashdown, several reporters and the chief executive of the airline, Doug Parker.
 

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So, who was flying the plane on that fateful day anyway? I heard Sully on the radio say he was heading for the Hudson, meaning he was PNF, right? Or was he a one man job? I guess Skiles and his 29 years at USAir East wasn't good enough to do one or the other, PF or PNF? Maybe Sully will teach CRM during emergencies to the East and West pilots in PHX. Fun times.


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I guess you know the procedures for USAIR huh? Could it be they do things differently than Delta????

On the 400 our procedures are for the flying pilot to fly and work the radio and the NFP works the checklist.
 

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This was done so Sully can have an ending to his book. I'm sure that will be a great book!!! thats a joke who the hell would read his book
 

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I guess you know the procedures for USAIR huh? Could it be they do things differently than Delta????

On the 400 our procedures are for the flying pilot to fly and work the radio and the NFP works the checklist.
Did he get the "ditch switch" while he was at it? I guess not. Oh wait, those are USAIR procedures---one guy flies and talks on the radio while the other scrambles for a checklist. Obviously some things were missed, but being at such a low altitude I don't think only one guy should have been heads out, while the other buried in a book. It sure seemed like a one man show to me, which thankfully ended better than expected. I just would have EXPECTED to hear one voice, and then read the OTHER guy hand flew it in. Most of us hadn't heard who the FO was, or even if there was one. It was all about Sully. He told the stews to brace for impact. He told the controller he was heading for the Hudson. He hand flew it in. I guess Skiles was a newhire, with 36 years with the company...... But maybe that is a USAIR procedure.........classic.



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Did he get the "ditch switch" while he was at it? I guess not. Oh wait, those are USAIR procedures---one guy flies and talks on the radio while the other scrambles for a checklist. Obviously some things were missed, but being at such a low altitude I don't think only one guy should have been heads out, while the other buried in a book. It sure seemed like a one man show to me, which thankfully ended better than expected. I just would have EXPECTED to hear one voice, and then read the OTHER guy hand flew it in. Most of us hadn't heard who the FO was, or even if there was one. It was all about Sully. He told the stews to brace for impact. He told the controller he was heading for the Hudson. He hand flew it in. I guess Skiles was a newhire, with 36 years with the company...... But maybe that is a USAIR procedure.........classic.



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Your Sarcastic jealousy really entertains me!!
 

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Did he get the "ditch switch" while he was at it? I guess not. Oh wait, those are USAIR procedures---one guy flies and talks on the radio while the other scrambles for a checklist. Obviously some things were missed, but being at such a low altitude I don't think only one guy should have been heads out, while the other buried in a book. It sure seemed like a one man show to me, which thankfully ended better than expected. I just would have EXPECTED to hear one voice, and then read the OTHER guy hand flew it in. Most of us hadn't heard who the FO was, or even if there was one. It was all about Sully. He told the stews to brace for impact. He told the controller he was heading for the Hudson. He hand flew it in. I guess Skiles was a newhire, with 36 years with the company...... But maybe that is a USAIR procedure.........classic.



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...The "ditch switch" is on the ditching checklist. it is 3 pages long, and totally obsolete at 3000 ft. The immediate threat in this case was a dual engine failure, which would warrant the dual engine flame-out in-flight restart checklist. These guys attempted to regain thrust all the way in. What would YOU have done General? oh master of the skies.
 

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Granted Sully and Skiles did a great job that day, but it begs one more question...


How much more PR can USAir squeeze out of this story?
 

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...The "ditch switch" is on the ditching checklist. it is 3 pages long, and totally obsolete at 3000 ft. The immediate threat in this case was a dual engine failure, which would warrant the dual engine flame-out in-flight restart checklist. These guys attempted to regain thrust all the way in. What would YOU have done General? oh master of the skies.

Thanks for putting that tool in his place.

Maybe the idiot can tell us how effective closing the outflow valve (2.5 Sq/ft?) would have been when probably 150+ sq/ft of lower aft body fuselage skin was ripped open by the impact.
 

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Genital Lee Herpes has no life. That's why he has 14,000 posts... this IS his life. Just ignore the tool.
 
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Genital lee is about as dumb as it gets. Absolutley clueless. It is hard to believe he is an airline pilot. The things this dumbass puts out is really something else. Another PFT rookie with an attitude.

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