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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:10 am

RIP Captain.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:22 am

Capt Haynes,

You are one of the greatest men in Aviation History, deserving of this poem as a tribute to your courage and fortitude to serve your crew and passengers in helping them to survive, with all your knowledge and will to keep them alive! I was living in Omaha when I heard of the emergency to the North on my Scanner, and watching the news flash from my intern station, as a Broadcast Student. I called CNN to patch themselves into CONUS News Satellite System to pick up the feed from Sioux City. The rest was history performed infront of the World with a calm finese and a direction never seen before! Hurrah! Thank You! Rest in Peace Sir, Your Job Well Done! I hope to attend your service and internment, if allowed. MAY I see you someday in the future, where we will all preside in the end? Safe journey, "...straight on till morning!"

High Flight

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung.

High in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting winds along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor ever eagle flew.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God!"

~ Flight Leftenant John Gillespie Magee, Jr. ~
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:38 am

An incredible pilot who saved so many lives on that fateful day. The aviation community has lost one of their best. RIP
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:17 pm

I was fortunate to attend one of his talks in college. Like many of you who had the opportunity to hear him speak and meet him, it was an honor to attend and shake his hand afterwards. His talk is one of those that has stuck with me over the years. RIP Captain Haynes.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:41 pm

To all intents and purposes, this DC-10 was uncontrollable. The fact that Haynes et al. not only managed to gain an element of control but also got the aircraft pointing at an airport cumulating in a landing that most passengers survived was nothing short a miracle.

Haynes, RIP but also have fun swooping through the skies in a DC-10 that works.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:12 pm

Speaks for itself.

Rest in peace, captain.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:09 am

I was around 11 when this happened. I remember that a librarian from our city library was a surviving passenger.

RIP. Captain
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:00 am

I also remember this day, but I remember more vividly his inspiration to find the cause of this accident because he was honestly pissed that poeple on board HIS aircraft perished. He truly was, and always will be an inspiration.

But on a lighter note regarding this accident, he found a glimmer of humor. When the imapct happened, and the nose of the aircraft skimmed through the corn field, thinking that he was higher than he actually was, his thought was, "my God they do grow the corn higher in Iowa".

Rest In Pease Captain - they don't make many like you, that's for damned sure.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:11 am

Al Haynes and Sully Sullenberger.....2 aviation legends in a class by themselves.... RIP Captain Haynes
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:25 am

We lost a well-remembered professional pilot of the Future
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 pm

He saved so many lives that day in 1989 with his exceptional airmanship and CRM. Godspeed sir!
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:29 pm

Godspeed and thank you Captain, for a life of unrelenting professionalism, class, and tireless grace under pressure.

Like many of you, I too heard him speak in college, and he was a gentleman above all, but the thing I gleaned from his presentation is that, even though he had probably done that speech a million times, it was always evergreen, always new, like he was telling the story for the first time. That's a rare gift.

The aviation gods sure blessed us with Captain Haynes. A great pilot and an even better man.
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Very insightful Dennis Fitch documentary about the accident

At 10:50... "DC-10s must have hydraulics to fly them – period"

RIP Capt. Al Haynes
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Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:16 am

Good Bye Captain. I met him years ago when he was a first officer and I was a Line Mechanic and later a foreman at San Francisco. I only saw him when he flew in from Chicago or going out to HNL because I worked swing shift but he was always pleasant and a good person to talk to.

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