Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 291 pages
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In Fly By Wire one of America's greatest journalists 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 seeking to minimize the impact of fly-by-wire technology Langewiesche helps us truly understand the "miracle" on the Hudson.

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Review: Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson

User Review  - Larry Coleman - Goodreads

It is both sad and frustrating that someone named Langewische would write such an uninspired and lazy book about such an inspiring subject, because Wolfgang Langewische (William's father) is famous in ... Read full review

Review: Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson

User Review  - Pam Roberts - Goodreads

Okay - I'm not an Airbus fan but I found this an interesting if quick read. Read full review

About the author (2010)

William Langewiesche is an American author and journalist, and was a professional airplane pilot for many years. He is currently the international correspondent for the magazine Vanity Fair, but made his name as a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine. He has written articles covering events such as the World Trade Center cleanup, a three-part series which was published as the book American Ground. Langewiesche was a finalist for the 2004 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage for American Ground. Unbuilding the World Trade Center and 2005 for The Outlaw Sea. He was a finalist for the 2007 Michael Kelly Award. He currently lives in France.

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