The pilot of the Airbus that did a water landing in the Hudson River today was definitely on the stick. He landed his bird in the absolute best area to put down an Airbus full of passengers, two dead engines, and almost 8,000 gallons of highly flammable Jet-A fuel, and he did it in textbook fashion.
Here’s a hat tip to US Airways captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger. His actions saved the lives of 155 people today. Word has it he walked the cabin of the submerging Airbus twice to make sure that everyone was off the bird. I hope his employer showers him with the accolades he deserves.