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

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

William Langewiesche


In Fly through Wire, one in every of America's maximum newshounds takes us on a "fascinating" (The long island Times) and occasionally funny trip into the quickly altering aviation undefined. Langewiesche concisely and artfully renders 40 years of historical past within the box by way of interpreting the monetary difficulties, the unions, and finally the new advances in expertise. And he unearths that aviation defense is box within which desktop has now passed guy, yet guy nonetheless manages to discover methods -- hubris, ineptitude -- to reason injuries. Advances akin to fly by means of cord recommend that during a few instances it may possibly end up top to cede authority to the machines, whether it ability wondering our assumptions approximately people and heroism within the process.

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