January 20 (Wed) 7:00pm Accident Analysis: Hudson Landing

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an automobile accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: they let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental nudge if we find ourselves in similar situations.

With that in mind, San Carlos Flight Center presents this Accident Case Study of US Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing in the Hudson River. Much analysis has been completed regarding this famous accident including some fantastic reenactments.

We will engage in an open discussion and exchange of ideas as we watch the situation unfold. You will clearly see how certain human factors play a role in the outcome of each case. Learn how factors such as weather, ATC, pilot decision making and hazardous attitudes played a role in the outcome of each case. A serious review of these cases may not make your next 14 knot crosswind landing perfect, but you will walk away with some key lessons that could help you be better prepared if you are forced with a difficult choice in your flight.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.