Sully is a remarkable guy.
by btchakir, Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 03:33:14 AM EST
I was really impressed with Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on 60 Minutes last night. Katie Couric, interviewing him on the bird strike and Hudson River landing of Flight 1549, led him through the entire event and brought out his professionalism and skill as a leader and pilot. And as hard as she tried to get him to do a standard God acknowledgment ("Did you pray?") he held his own,
Nowhere in the interview did he mention "God", or being saved by something from above, or anything like what we usually expect during such a feature story. We learned that he followed his professional training, that his crew was spectacular, and that he was able to keep his focus where others might have given up.
And for that, I hope all America realizes what a man is capable of.