Say what? The bird strike occurred less than 4 minutes after departure. The AP would not have been on in the first place.
The crew made 2 decisions that likely save everyone on board: ditch in the Hudson instead of returning to LGA or going to Teterboro, and turn on the APU out of sync with the checklist they used. The latter allowed the airplane to remain in normal law with all envelope protections in place. The airplane likely would have stalled during the ditching if this hadn't been the case.
the AP can be on from the start. it's common to do so. et had ap engaged from the getgo and tried to reengage after it cut out
the crew made decisions that were good for 1529. for et, they didn't. this is my point. if the crew doesn't make the right decisions. if scully doesn't turn on the apu right away, everyone dies
but that said. they simmed this flight. most pilots crashed it. exceptional pilots take extreme system failures to positive conclusions. the rest, the bottom 9x% fail and crater
you keep citing that alpha prot was engaged, and so? nobody stalled any of these frames. had it NOT been engaged, had he been facing total systems failure, even sully would have cratered. but most pilots in his shoes would anway. do you actually think the copilot on lion could have landed this plane in the Hudson??? or et's guys? they didn't even keep their speed under control
1529 didn't kill everyone because the pilot was exceptional. he took a failed aircraft that could not pilot itself and put it down gently on a river. because he's like skygod level pilot. the other guys weren't and we saw what happened. the captain on lion was doing just fine with the thumbswitch for several minutes. he had even mcas failure under control. his copilot crashed the plane. had af447 not been flown by a dunce it likely survives too.
the qf fights with the stuck aoas, you put a lion copilot on those, do they survive? I doubt it. et? probably not. they didn't control their speed how are they going to cope with the plane trying to fly them into the dirt even from cruise?
the atr icing...ap kicks off and pilots fail immediately, a sequence of mistakes, an automation failure...the ap on that flight was keeping a dangerously iced and unstable aircraft aloft for some time before it could no longer cope, good luck humans. and they rolled it immediately toward earth.
this isn't blame the pilots, it's just an admission of reality. exceptional skygod pilots are not common. when the plane hands control to the humans it is because things have gone very left and few pilots have or ever will have the sheer ability to be able to save it
mcas was a f-d up software system written by idiots that went into infinite loop nose down, not a trim runaway but a trim hop-away. this has been morphed into wild conjecture and absolutely baseless supposition about whether the 737 is a safe plane or the max did something extreme with engine placement that caused actual flow separation around the wings nad a whole ton of other issues that are completely made up, even up to and including boing intentionally cut corners and puts out products that are risky when we have a 50 year track record of the 737 to look at. this wasn't rocket science it was a bigger engine
failures happen and often because people in the chain did really stupid things such as if(true) MCAS.nosedown(); it blows the mind but humans fail and sometimes spectacularly. more training can't fix this and certainly not on a system that was literally *never* supposed to be active. no pilot should have ever been in the flight control regime where mcas would even be on in anything other than crazy circumstances so what *specific* training do you guys think was going to help out??? if your point is that they should have been trained that mcas is a bad system depending on a faulty sensor and will go into infinite loop...sheesh, really? the planemaker would have fixed it if they realized this