Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Awesome Flight 1549 3D Animation
We all remember how the supercool Capt. Sully skillfully ditched that plane in the Hudson River after the double bird strike that destroyed both engines on his aircraft. Everyone survived; not even a broken limb! Capt. Sully was last off the plane, walking through the aircraft twice to make sure everyone had gotten off safely. Now this totally awesome video recreates the event in 3D animation (best viewed full screen). You're all but on this aircraft, from takeoff to ditching. Cockpit-to-ground transmissions are included. Fantastic stuff! See more at the website of the people who made the video, ExoSphere 3D. And here's to all of your future flights being piloted by a Capt. Sully!
h/t: James Fallows of The Atlantic
P.S. If you have trouble with the embed above, watch it at YouTube.