April 28, 2014
By Jim Whitaker, Principal/Director of Government and Design-Build, HKS, Inc.

In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte, N.C. Within minutes a double bird strike destroyed both engines, and the pilot made the terrifying decision to ditch the Airbus A320 into the Hudson River. I was one of the passengers on that fateful flight. Hear about the practical life lessons I learned that day.

To view the video presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcLreHC2xRs

To listen to the podcast: http://hksarchitects.libsyn.com/miracle-on-the-hudson 

A 2014 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: http://www.hksinc.com/joinus/. Please register to attend these streaming video events.  

For more information, contact Jim Whitaker at jwhitaker@hksinc.com or Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

 

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