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Jeff Skiles on "The Miracle on the Hudson"


Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, tells his story, focusing on the importance of communication and teamwork even in the most challenging circumstances. He takes audiences into the cockpit during one of the most extraordinary emergency landings in aviation history.

Co-Pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson"
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Jeff Skiles, the co-pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 (otherwise known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”), is no stranger to intense training, re-training, preparation, and organization. Before the fateful collision with the Canadian geese that caused the plane’s engine failure, Skiles had logged over 20,000 hours in the sky and had worked more than 23 years as a U.S. Airways pilot and first officer. Skiles recounts how he reacted to the crisis and the events that led to the Hudson River landing and addresses leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and the need for training and preparation.
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Inspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityDecision MakingCrisis Management
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