Video: The GW Bridge at 900 Feet: What Flight 1549 Passengers Saw

Private pilots regularly—and legally—fly up and down “the Hudson River Corridor” below New York City airspace.  I’ve done it 25 times.  My friend shot this video from the passenger seat of my Cessna.  I was flying north, approaching the George Washington Bridge at 900 feet, the same altitude that the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 was flying when he passed the bridge.  He was flying south, both engines having failed, knowing he had to ditch his airplane.  He did a miraculous job.

Here’s another post about a question everyone asks when they find out someone is a private pilot.

Finally, I have a post coming about checklists and salespeople.  Stay tuned.


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