The Resource Fly by wire, William Langewiesche, (eaudio)

Fly by wire, William Langewiesche, (eaudio)

Label
Fly by wire
Title
Fly by wire
Statement of responsibility
William Langewiesche
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation-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 past twenty years?In Fly by Wire, journalist William Langewiesche takes us on a strange and unexpected journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation. 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langewiesche, William
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by David Drummond
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Drummond, David
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aircraft bird strikes
  • Airplanes
  • Fly-by-wire control
  • US Airways Flight 1549 Crash Landing, Hudson River, N.Y. and N.J., 2009
Target audience
adult
Label
Fly by wire, William Langewiesche, (eaudio)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400195466
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756232
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756232
System control number
MWT10756232
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Fly by wire, William Langewiesche, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400195466
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756232
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756232
System control number
MWT10756232
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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