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US Airways Crew Shown At SuperBowl  
User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12473 times:

Just wondering if anyone else was able to see the US Airways crew that landed in the Hudson? They were honored tonight at the Super Bowl -- actually made me a bit teary eyed.


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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12374 times:

Here they are NOW! 6:55pm


Ooops...never mind...I forgot I was on Tivo mode.  banghead   blockhead   butthead   irked 

[Edited 2009-02-01 15:59:10]


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User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12327 times:

You are just getting it??


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User currently offlineSkyfellow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12296 times:

What a nice way to honor every day heros!

These individuals were simply so welcome to this special recognition.


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12298 times:

I'm very glad that nobody was killed in the ditching, and I think the crew did a great job. I don't want to sound disrespectul here, but what's next - a Medal of Freedom award in the Rose Garden?

We have people in police and fire departments all across the United States who never get any recognition. Our veterans aren't getting nearly enough recognition. I really do appreciate what this crew did, but I think they've gotten enough exposure.

Just my opinion.



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User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12295 times:

You are so very right. All of them did a great job and I am proud they did something to show that we as the public know they did great.


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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12278 times:

Yep, saw them aswell, and yep, we get the superbowl live over here aswell  Wink

User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12231 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 4):
I'm very glad that nobody was killed in the ditching, and I think the crew did a great job. I don't want to sound disrespectul here, but what's next - a Medal of Freedom award in the Rose Garden?

We have people in police and fire departments all across the United States who never get any recognition. Our veterans aren't getting nearly enough recognition. I really do appreciate what this crew did, but I think they've gotten enough exposure.

Just my opinion.


Flyi

If they get the attention they deserve it Fire departments, police, and even the military - they know the risk....flying is not as risky as other jobs. Pilots are trained over and over again but this isn't something they deal with every day --- the other groups deal with guns, fires, and other issues on a daily basis...are they greater hero's? No. The crew has been honored just like those who have done other awesome things...including fire, police, and military.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3768 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12030 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 4):
I'm very glad that nobody was killed in the ditching, and I think the crew did a great job. I don't want to sound disrespectul here, but what's next - a Medal of Freedom award in the Rose Garden?

We have people in police and fire departments all across the United States who never get any recognition. Our veterans aren't getting nearly enough recognition. I really do appreciate what this crew did, but I think they've gotten enough exposure.

I agree, it's gettting a bit old. Not to take anything away from what they did, but the only reason they're getting the recognition that they are is because it was such a public event - caught on tape in the middle of NYC.

Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 7):
If they get the attention they deserve it Fire departments, police, and even the military - they know the risk....flying is not as risky as other jobs. Pilots are trained over and over again but this isn't something they deal with every day --- the other groups deal with guns, fires, and other issues on a daily basis...are they greater hero's? No.

Somebody who risks life and limb on a daily basis? You're damn right I think they're more of a hero. They willingly put themselves at risk on a regular basis as opposed to someone who was just a victim of a freak accident.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2442 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11747 times:

I am glad they showed the whole crew and not just the Capt. Its a crew all together that was able to pull off what they did that day.

However I agree with the poster above me, it is getting a bit old and after the interview on the 8th they should just let it rest..



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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11742 times:

Here's the video if anyone missed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAJ1ihc2v2Q



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User currently offlineRB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11711 times:



Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):

Somebody who risks life and limb on a daily basis? You're damn right I think they're more of a hero. They willingly put themselves at risk on a regular basis as opposed to someone who was just a victim of a freak accident.

That makes them bigger persons than I am. I think that is what this country needed to be reminded of after 9-11. People who did their job without pride or prejudice and didn't ask for anything in return. God Bless!



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User currently offline28thguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11543 times:

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2...hotos_us_airways_jet_that_cra.html

Somewhat related... Some interesting photos of the aircraft now being towed through the streets of Jersey City, NJ.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11432 times:

It is something when one can be proud of a country when you weren't even born there. My sentiments.

:D



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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10987 times:

Not saying how or where I saw this, but did anybody here about Branson offering the Captain their top job at Virgin, he said they'd double his pay, make him top man and offer him to lead Virgin's space program as well.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/20...puttin_the_moves_on_capt_ches.html


User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 724 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10905 times:



Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 14):
Not saying how or where I saw this, but did anybody here about Branson offering the Captain their top job at Virgin, he said they'd double his pay, make him top man and offer him to lead Virgin's space program as well.

I wonder how the Virgin pilots would take it if he did take up Bransons offer to fly for Virgin
Twice their pay ? As much as he wants ?
Typical Branson BS !


User currently offlineExSR From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10835 times:

They are not heros - they are people who did their job the way they are expected to. No question - they did it very good in very difficult circumstances. My respect. But heros? The pride of a nation? Is their nothing else a nation has to offer??? It´s okay that they have been honourd - but must they be shown to the public again and again?
Imagine the flight would have crashed - the media would then have said, that they were not good enough.

Whats about doctors who save the life of a very badly injured person with nearly no chance to survive? They should then be heros to - but everybody says: Well, thats their job.

[Edited 2009-02-02 01:32:42]

User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10764 times:

Is it a coincidence that the national anthem singer's last name is Hudson? Or do you think they did that on purpose.


MEA321
User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10394 times:



Quoting MEA321 (Reply 17):
Is it a coincidence that the national anthem singer's last name is Hudson? Or do you think they did that on purpose.

I believe Jennifer Hudson was already selected well before the US Airways incident. If anything, I think she was on to show everyone that she was rebouding from her family tragedy last year. A pretty good comeback, I must say. I digress...

Still, if anything, Jennifer Hudson was NOT picked because of the crash.



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10377 times:

The crew did an incredible job getting everyone out of that plane safely. During these tough times, it is especially important to raise our country's spirits with a positive story and encourage all Americans to work hard and place their trust in fellow citizens.


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User currently offlineMax777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9690 times:



Quoting KBUF (Reply 10):
Here's the video if anyone missed it:

too bad they weren't wearing uniforms...


User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9502 times:



Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):

You think pilots don't risk life and limb everyday?...Any flight, at any time can go bad and the first thing they will consider is the safety of the 150-350 souls on board...even at the risk of their own life...Any flight , any time, hijackings, slashed necks by terrorists, disgruntled employees forcing a plane down...while I'm at it...Flight attendents are the first ones do deal with the fore mentioned...Chasing a convenience store thief or apprehending an insider trader at Wall Street is quite different than confronting a situation like dead sticking a 70 ton aircraft , filled with 150 or so pertrified occupants in 11 degree weather, knowing your going down in the drink...then the captain walks the plane three times to double and tripple check for any straglers...and all he can do is smile and say, it was just his job...I hope I see him smile many more times and I wish 1/3 the leaders in this country had balls like this guy....BRAVO SULLY!


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3768 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9346 times:



Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 21):
You think pilots don't risk life and limb everyday?...Any flight, at any time can go bad and the first thing they will consider is the safety of the 150-350 souls on board...even at the risk of their own life...Any flight , any time, hijackings, slashed necks by terrorists, disgruntled employees forcing a plane down...

And statistically they're much more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the airport 20x over before they suffer an incident such as this. What a dangerous profession! (Not knocking the profession, but c'mon, do you really think flying an airplane is as dangerous as being a cop or a firefighter? Seriously?)

Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 21):
Chasing a convenience store thief or apprehending an insider trader at Wall Street is quite different than confronting a situation like dead sticking a 70 ton aircraft , filled with 150 or so pertrified occupants in 11 degree weather, knowing your going down in the drink...then the captain walks the plane three times to double and tripple check for any straglers...and all he can do is smile and say, it was just his job...

Because somehow people who get shot at and run into burning buildings on a daily basis is less honorable than a commerical airline pilot who was the victim of a freak accident? Yeah he was *just doing his job*, that's what he's paid six figures/year to do - to be prepared for such situations. What should he have done? Just given up?

I'll give the pilot props, but you're not going to see me continually riding this guy's nuts like some of the airplane geeks here. It's getting stale.



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User currently offlineMax777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9185 times:



Quoting Max777geek (Reply 20):



Quoting 777STL (Reply 22):

Because somehow people who get shot at and run into burning buildings on a daily basis is less honorable than a commerical airline pilot who was the victim of a freak accident?

Comparing your situations, it makes me think that if one avoid to die when shot stopping the bullet like Neo in Matrix, would sound much honorable to me as well. Avoiding to die in the Hudson ditching is been such a miracle for a series of situations that all brought to an happy end - which is uncommon in such types of incidents.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9077 times:



Quoting Max777geek (Reply 20):
too bad they weren't wearing uniforms...

I'm sure they could not as they were not there representing the airline but their actions.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
25 Legacytravel : I think this celebration for the crew has gone overboard. While I am glad everyone got off safely due to the remarkable crew enough is enough already.
26 Leothedog : I think some of you are missing the point here. Are they heros? Debatable. Are they ordinary citizens that did their job the way they were trained in
27 Flight7e7 : Bravo- Surf and Snow- my sentiments exactly. With all the greed, dishonesty and our very infrastructure as a nation crumbling around us at an alarming
28 Captaink : Well US Airways in some strange way is a bit popular in this year's Superbowl. Steelers and Cardinals, I would put the pics but I am lazy to find them
29 KLM672 : I am glad I am not the only one that thinks this is going on a little too much. Talk show after talk show is picking up the CA and everything. The med
30 BMI727 : I like that they are being honored, but I think the media went overboard with the sensationalism. I have every confidence that any professional flight
31 Max777geek : Hate to state the obvious, did you see the video ? they're introduced by their flight number.. if this doesn't represent the airline, what may ? In m
32 Moose135 : Just a publicity stunt that will only serve to piss off current Virgin flight crews.
33 SlimShady : Yep! I stated this in the first thread of the accident the day it happend.. Great, you ditched in the water.. Everyone got out safely. But what other
34 Skyfellow : From what you say, you make it sound like the crew had all kinds of appealing options. Where in the hell do you land a loaded aircraft safely flying
35 Post contains images Aerobalance : Are they Heroes? Oh hell yeah! So are others who have harmful situations placed upon themselves as part of their job. I've yet to see the US Airways w
36 FlyASAGuy2005 : Bit surprised they didn't mask the titles. I mean, not like anyone won't know but just something I thought about.
37 Skyfellow : [quote=Aerobalance,reply=35]Are they Heroes? Oh hell yeah! So are others who have harmful situations placed upon themselves as part of their job.[/quo
38 Aerobalance : pssst.... I was agreeing with you....
39 Airlinespotter : Ok, in your opinion, who will qualify to be called a HERO?. It's funny because if I was one of the passengers in that aircraft, I would call them my
40 JAChase : I bet that if the plane was ditched in a river in Alabama, free from photographers or film crews, none of you would care or give them any kind of rec
41 Soon7x7 : I'm friends with several NYPD cops that never had to draw their weapon, I'm also friends with many pilots, pilots of all levels..many of which are no
42 Airlinespotter : If your plane is in the sky with no power then uhhhhhh yes I would call it dangerous. Where do see that? and who said anything about police officers
43 ExSR : No, the captain of the flight is not only honored - he is shown around like being a (the) new Messiah!!
44 Max777geek : Not exactly. The pilots of Maldivian air taxi are trained to land on water and that's ordinary. The comments like "what did he do extraordinary" Id e
45 Airlinespotter : SO, you have a problem with him being shown around. Well, that's fine. It's your opinion and I respect that. But you have never answer my question. I
46 ExSR : [quote=Airlinespotter,reply=45]SO, you have a problem with him being shown around. Well, that's fine. It's your opinion and I respect that. But you ha
47 Bramble : Remember however that the Captain has stated repeatedly that 'he was only doing his job'. He said that any crew, on any flight, on any day, would hav
48 Max777geek : If he was stating he did it because he was superman, he'd be dumb. Try to land after a 2 engines out, I may agree. Decide to avoid the airport and ch
49 Swaluvfa : I think this celebration for the crew has gone overboard. While I am glad everyone got off safely due to the remarkable crew enough is enough already
50 RB211 : My thing is this, could anyone that doesn't think they're heroes have done any better?
51 Post contains links Flightwatcher : New take on Sully in New York Magazine, saying essentially he's an aviator from a different era: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleseat/2009...-sully-sullenb
52 DocLightning : That's a hero. I agree it's gone overboard, though. But it will die down. A lot of people are alive and well today because of their work. As for me,
53 FAT5DEP : Was the crew of flight 232 invited to any national ceremonies? Perhaps if everyone survived. And sometimes that is backwards because in some cases whe
54 Max777geek : Well Im not sure. Somehow after Sept.11th people (from my perspective - expecially in the Us, -expecially in Ny) is more sensible to security in the
55 Bristolflyer : Then your average taxi driver is much more of a hero than a pilot. The reason they are seen as 'heroes' is that the US people want to find something
56 Skyfellow : Once again we have the perpetual circle when it comes to the definition of a hero. I just don't see how the crew of this particular flight could have
57 Airlinespotter : Fair enough. Oh my goodness, we want to find something to be happy about that?. To you, what exactly the word HERO really mean? Common people, the fl
58 ExSR : It´s getting ridiculous now......
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