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Fitchburg Pilots Association EAA Chapter 1454 Monthly Meetup

  • Oct 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • KFIT

We have a special guest speaker for this meeting. Jeff Skiles, Co-Pilot U.S. Airways Flight 1549. Jeff is the Co-Chair of our Young Eagles program through EAA.

"... When you’re a pilot and both your engines fail over the largest city in America, you must act quickly and independently, but you must also trust in the system that has trained you and prepared you to handle such crisis moments. Jeff Skiles’ story of the “Miracle on the Hudson” would not have the perfect ending if not for years of training and preparation that allowed the two pilots to understand exactly what the other was doing thus maximizing their time, communication, and effectiveness. Having only met each other three days earlier, Skiles and Sullenberger were able to work together as a team because they trusted in their system and training and professionalism of everyone involved, from the air-traffic controllers to their crew..."


 

 

 

 

 

http://www.jeffskiles.com/

" No terrible thoughts went through my head, none at all. I didn't worry that I might not live through this-and no pilot would. Unless the situation is completely out of your control, there's always something you can do".

Let's all welcome Jeff to KFIT and the FPA. Much more details will follow. Stay tuned.

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THIS MEETING WILL BE AT THE NORMAL TIME AND PLACE AT FITCHBURG AIRPORT

FOOD AT 6pm, MEETING AT 7PM.

Where else can you have this much excitement for $30bucks a year?

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  • Matt S.

    Fantastic!

    October 9, 2013

  • Debra S.

    What an interesting and fun night! It was great to learn so much about the EAA and, of course, to hear Jeff's story.

    October 8, 2013

  • Edward H.

    A very special event, one of the more outstanding.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there but need to leave early, I have a 6:45 flight out of Logan the next morning. If someone could take notes after I leave, it would be much appreciated.
    -Your favorite FPA Secretary
    Dawn=)

    September 26, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Hi pilot's.
    This is going to be a great one!! please RSVP so it will be easy for the set up and the cooks to gauge how many are coming! We also will need some help setting this one up so come early if you can to put out chairs (and claim a front row seat!)

    September 19, 2013

  • JamesEEllis

    Some of the other stuff he has been writing in the EAA Sport Aviation magazine is more interesting than hearing about the "Miracle on the Hudson" for the 100th time. His articles on general aviation flights to Alaska, and his ongoing series of flying the JU 52 back to Europe are pretty damn good, and I hope we hear some of that stuff. He is a real asset to the EAA.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • charley v.

    I think I might have goofed on the date.... Stand by...

    1 · July 3, 2013

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  • Matt S.
    past President, Webmaster, Fundraising Chair., Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • charley v. +1
    Past President and Flyout Master, Co-Organizer
  • Russ H.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Dave D.
    Safety Committee Chair, Co-Organizer
  • Steve B. +1
    Past President, Organizer, Organizer
  • Peter K.
    KFIT Commissioner
  • Jim B.
    Scholarship Committee Chair and Program Coordinator, Assistant Organizer
  • Mark E.
    President, Building Committee Chair, Co-Organizer
  • Dave B.
    Secretary, Young Eagles Chair, Assistant Organizer
  • Brian G.
    Assistant Fly-out coordinator
  • Steve B.
    airport Commissioner
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    Safety Committee Member, Assistant Organizer
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    Co-Chair Fly Outs, Social Coordinator
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