Announcing Capt. Jeff Skiles as Keynote Speaker at the ICAO / ACI Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium


Register now for the ICAO / ACI  Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium . The Symposium aims to increase international awareness of the wildlife strike threats to aircraft operational safety, and will serve as an international framework for exchanging ideas and cooperative efforts to create global strategies that allow for better management of wildlife strike hazards.

Jeff Skiles started flying at the age of 16 and has logged over 23,000 hours in the sky, but only three minutes of that time catapulted him into the public eye.

First Officer of US Airways Flight 1549, later dubbed “the Miracle on the Hudson,” Skiles and Capt. Chesley Sullenberger avoided catastrophe after a flock of Canada geese impacted the aircraft, causing both engines to fail. Skiles credits the successful landing in the Hudson River and the safety of all 155 passengers and crew on board not to a miracle, but to intense training, preparation, teamwork, organization, and learning from other pilots’ successes and failures.

Jeff Skiles will be Keynote Speaker at the ICAO / ACI Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium. He will speak about what he learned from his experience, including crisis management at 3,200 feet and how to adapt and react to a change of course.