Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 193 pages
It took just 211 sec. for Chesley Sullenberger to guide U.S. Airways Flight 1549 to the safety of the Hudson River on a frigid January afternoon, and a New York minute for his legend to flourish. In this slim volume, William Langewiesche lets some of the air out of Sully's soaring mystique. The Vanity Fair correspondent, a professional aviator himself, hails the captain as a "superb pilot" whose "extraordinary concentration" helped...