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Miracle on the Hudson

Author : The Survivors Of Flight 1549
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In this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the wings and from rafts. Jay McDonald, a thirty-nine-year-old software developer, had survived brain-tumor surgery just two years earlier and now faced the unimaginable. Tracey Wolsko, a nervous flier, suddenly became other people’s rock: “Just pray. It’s going to be all right.” As the plane started sinking, Lucille Palmer, eighty-five, told her daughter to save herself: “Just leave me!” Featuring moments of chaos and stoicism, fortuitous mistakes and quick instincts, Miracle on the Hudson is the chronicle of one of the most phenomenal stories of recent years, one that could have been a nightmare and instead became a stirring narrative of heroism and hope.

Fly By Wire

Author : William Langewiesche
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On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the "The Miracle on the Hudson", and Captain Sully was the hero. But, how much of the success of this dramatic landing can actually be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what extent is the "Miracle on the Hudson" the result of extraordinary - but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial - advances in aviation and computer technology over the last twenty years? From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, William Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand "The Miracle on the Hudson", and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.

Miracle on the Hudson

Author : William W. Prochnau
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The surviving passengers of a plane crash in which no one died describe the crash into the Hudson River, what happened immediately after the plane hit the water, and how they coped and pulled together after the averted tragedy.

Miracle on the Hudson

Author : Carolyn Macy
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Soon after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, a flock of geese flew into Captain Sullenberger's plane and shut down its engines. This happened one cold afternoon on January 15, 2009. With one hundred fifty-five people aboard Flight 1549, the plane began to lose altitude. Unable to reach LaGuardia or Teterboro Airports in time, and without the power of his engines, would Captain Sully be able to land his plane safely? Where would he find a place close enough to land? Find out in Miracle on the Hudson.

Flight of Faith

Author : Frederick Berretta
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Plunged into the icy waters of the Hudson...God spared Frederick Berretta's life in an instant -- and changed his heart forever. Frederick Berretta was an amateur pilot himself, so when U.S. Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese and lost both engines, minutes after takeoff from Laguardia Airport on that fateful afternoon of January 15, 2009, he knew before most of his fellow passengers that something was seriously wrong. As the roar of the jets quieted and the aircraft ceased to climb, as the pilot guided the powerless plane towards a desperate crash landing and announced, "Brace for impact," Berretta fingered the prayer book in his pocket and tried to prepare himself for death. A multitude of thoughts flooded his mind all at once. He reminded himself that the odds of surviving a water landing were slim to none. He thought of his wife and his four children, and how they would miss him. He remembered he had just been to confession and to Mass, and he wondered if his soul would be ready to meet the Lord. And he knew he had to pray. "God, please be merciful to us, for the sake of your Son," he whispered. "Please spare us. I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Mother of God, please pray for us." At that very instant, Berretta felt a "push" or "nudge" on his conscience; a state of awareness he'd never before experienced; and a keen realization that he had to do something. But what? Then God's voice sounded strong and clear in the depths of his soul: Are you going to accept My will for your life? For Frederick Berretta, the events of that fateful January day were the crystallizing moment of a lifetime of conversion. This story tells how he lost his childhood faith and as a young adult embraced a selfish, worldly life, how he suffered through family turmoil and the death of a child, and how by God's grace he slowly returned to the Church, humbled and grateful. God used the "Miracle on the Hudson" to confirm him in his faith and set him on fire to share it with others. Flight of Faith is the inspiring true story of how God works in our lives in simple and extraordinary ways. Read more at the Flight of Faith website.

Brace for Impact

Author : Dorothy Firman
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Collects the stories and life lessons learned by the survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 after its crash in the Hudson River in 2009, and celebrates the values of love, family, trust, and faith.

Miracle on the Hudson

Author : Gozie Udemezue
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AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON RIVER The Ditching of US Airways Flight 1549

Author : Pete Collins, Editor
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On January 15, 2009, about 1527 eastern standard time, US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, New York. The flight was en route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. The 150 passengers and 5 crewmembers evacuated the airplane via the forward and overwing exits. One flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged beyond repair. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the ingestion of large birds into each engine, which resulted in an almost total loss of thrust in both engines and the subsequent ditching on the Hudson River.

Making a Difference

Author : Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III
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As a follow up to his phenomenal New York Times bestselling memoir, Highest Duty, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire. In Making a Difference, one of the most captivating American heroes of this century—the courageous pilot who brought the crippled US Airways Flight 1549 safely down in New York’s Hudson River—engages some of the most accomplished men and women in the fields of technology, medicine, education, sports, philanthropy, finance, law, and the military in inspiring conversations on true leadership. With powerful thoughts and invaluable guidance from such notables as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, legendary baseball manager Tony LaRussa, NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Making a Difference is a potential life-changer that stands with Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got, Lee Iaococca’s Where Have All the Leaders Gone, Michael J. Fox’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, and other classic volumes that celebrate human achievement and triumph over adversity.

Miracle Landing on the Hudson

Author : S. L. Hamilton
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This title introduces readers to the skills and technology that came together to save the 155 people on US Airways Flight 1549 after the plane struck a flock of geese and lost all engine power. Simple text and incredible close-up photographs focus on the amazing rescue work. This title also features details about what to do if readers find themselves in a similar situation, surprising facts, and quotes from the rescuers and the rescued. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Fighting to Survive Airplane Crashes

Author : Eric Mark Braun
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When a pilots sends a "mayday" message, it means there is serious trouble. Discover the fascinating, true tales of people who lived to tell about their own terrifying airplane disasters, and what they did to survive.

Disasters 2 0

Author : Adam Crowe
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Emerging social media and so-called Web 2.0 technologies will continue to have a great impact on the practice and application of the emergency management function in every public safety sector. Disasters 2.0: The Application of Social Media Systems for Modern Emergency Management prepares emergency managers and first responders to successfully appl

Miracles Are for Real

Author : James L. Garlow
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Biblical Teaching on Miracles Reveals God's Power at Work in the World Today Readers are fascinated with miraculous and unexplained events. In their signature style, trusted pastor Jim Garlow and writer Keith Wall tap into that fascination with biblical insights on miracles and accounts of God's work throughout history. The book clearly separates truth from fiction, fortifying readers' faith in God's power in their lives. The encouraging and inspiring stories make this a great impulse buy and gift.

Tugboats and Taxis of NYC

Author : Michael Scanlon
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Drive through the streets of New York City with your ever so friendly cab driver in town. Tug Boats and Taxis of NYC is a collection of short stories about the different commuters in the city that never sleeps from a cab driver’s perspective. It reflects the daily experiences of the different kinds of people you will see in New York City. This witty cab driver in the big apple will surely make your everyday worthwhile. Filled with euphemisms, humor, drama, love, and even a bit of sarcasm, Tug Boats and Taxis of NYC will definitely make you want, or not, to ride this cab. Read on. You never know, you might just read your own story.

Bird Strike

Author : Michael N. Kalafatas
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An intriguing and thoughtful investigation of New England's first major air disaster, caused by a massive bird strike, a half-century ago

The Accidental Sales Manager

Author : Chris Lytle
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Key skills to make sales managers better developers of salespeople Get out of the firefighting business and into the business of developing the people who develop your profits. Successful salespeople rightfully become sales managers because of superior sales records. Yet too often these sales stars get stuck doing their old sales job while also trying to juggle their manager role, and too often companies neglect to train their sales managers how to excel as managers. That's the "sales management trap," and it's exactly what The Accidental Sales Manager addresses and solves. Full of helpful steps you can apply immediately?whether you're training a sales manager, or are one yourself?this practical guide reveals step-by-step methods sales managers can use to both learn their jobs and lead their teams. Get tactics to stop burning time and exhausting yourself, while taking effective actions to use time better as a leader Discover how to integrate learning into leading and make sales meetings an active conversation on what works and what doesn't Author has a previous bestseller, The Accidental Salesperson Don't get caught in the "sales management trap" or, if you're in it, get the tools you need to escape it. Get The Accidental Sales Manager and lead your team to do what you do best: make sales, drive profits, and get winning results.

Resilience Engineering in Practice

Author : Mr Jean Pariès
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Resilience engineering depends on four abilities: the ability a) to respond to what happens, b) to monitor critical developments, c) to anticipate future threats and opportunities, and d) to learn from past experience - successes as well as failures. They provide a structured way of analysing problems and proposing practical solutions. This book is divided into four sections which describe issues relating to each of the four abilities. The section's chapters emphasise practical ways of engineering resilience, featuring case studies and real applications.

The Passion Conversation

Author : Robbin Phillips
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No passion, no conversation. No conversation, no word of mouth. No word of mouth, no successful business. If you think you are in the marketing business, think again. You’re in the people business, and The Passion Conversation teaches you how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause. The author’s mash-up of the latest in wonky academic research with practical, real-world stories shows how any business can spark and sustain word of mouth marketing. Readers learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations, ultimately impacting the financial success of a business. The Passion Conversation will change your perspective on marketing by: Explaining the three motivations for people to talk about businesses and causes Detailing how every marketing problem is a people problem in disguise Giving heartfelt evidence that marketing materials are now conversation tools Showing how customer communities sustain word of mouth while also sparking financial impact Helping your business apply these marketing lessons through a series of workbook exercises called "Passion Explorations" The time is now for marketers and businesses to go beyond the product conversation to understanding, sparking and sustaining the passion conversation for why your business is in business.

The Prayer of Love Devotional

Author : Mark Hanby
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Maasai Miracle Sword

Author : Ronald Steven Hudson
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Lost sword of the Maasai tribe of East Africa for centuries come to light, to save a nation and correct History for the future to shine Bright ! The agreements all thought to be destroyed, finds the lost key that proves History is no longer a mystery. Special thanks to Nelson Mandela for being a global advocate for human rights ! R.I.P