Opening General Session: Jeff Skiles - Lessons From the Miracle on the Hudson
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
On a bright January afternoon, US Airways Flight 1549 accelerated down New York La Guardia Airport’s main runway. In the air, First Officer Jeff Skiles spotted a formation of Canadian geese almost directly ahead. In a matter of seconds, the birds impacted the aircraft. Both engines immediately failed. Together with Captain Chesley Sullenberger, they decided that returning to LaGuardia was simply not possible—they’d have to fly over densely populated areas and there was no guarantee that they’d make it. In his presentation, Jeff Skiles details the lessons, training, and scenarios that led to the “Miracle on the Hudson” and what you can do when facing unexpected circumstances.
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