Thursday, February 05, 2009

American Hero

I forgot to post something about the amazing bit of flying that put Flight 1549 down safely in the Hudson river last month. But just listen to the utter the calmness of all concerned on the released tapes of the radio between the ATC and the pilots.

If you are going to be in a plane crash you want someone with a such a fantastic name as Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III as your pilot. Somehow, I just think you would know it was all going to be ok with a man with that name at the helm.

If you haven't heard Garrison Keillor's "Pilot Song" in Cpt. Sullenbergers's honour - do. It's here.

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