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Re-Animation of Flight 1549

Started by Richard McDonald Woods, Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:25

Richard McDonald Woods

Cheers, Richard


That's a great animation.  It's really instructive.  I'd heard the ATC tapes, but with the speech boxes for the cockpit crew, you get a real sense for how busy they were.  It was not a simple "turn and land" affair, but a complex, ongoing reassessment of a rapidly changing situation, addressed with a combination of creativity and well-trained checklist use.  My opinion: they did a great job and deserve credit, but there's also lots of credit that goes to the system itself... their airline's training philosophy; the industry's ideas of standardized procedures, CRM, and smooth coordination with ATC; and so on.  It's a great to see all parts of this complex system work so well in a crisis.
Will /Chicago /USA

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

An incredible heap of professional animations can be found at the Exosphere 3D web site:

It is impressive to see how much background communication takes place between the various air traffic controllers. They knew exactly what was going on while it happened, which was not apparent from the initial reports.