Sully is a remarkable guy.

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.

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Tags: Flight 1549, no God, Sully (all tags)

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Re: Sully is amazing!

Wouldn't you like to have him as the pilot of your next plane ride?  He is a very modest man, and a real hero.

by Marie Smith 2009-02-09 04:34AM | 0 recs
Kati was looking for the God moment....

Sully didn't give it to her.

Good for him.

Back in my day, Religion was private, now, with the Republicans jamming it center stage, it's like you are supposed to wear a sign on your forehead proclaiming your fielty to the Sky-Deity of  your choice.

by WashStateBlue 2009-02-09 05:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Sully is a remarkable guy.

It seems to me that if God really wanted to do those people a favor, he could have simply made the plane get to its destination safely.

by Steve M 2009-02-09 10:31AM | 0 recs
God had nothing to do with it

Just a damn fine pilot with years of training.

However, there ARE a few strange coincidences, if you want to stretch it...

From his Wicki:

He was selected as one of around a dozen other freshmen for a cadet glider program, and by the end of that year, he was an instructor pilot.[7]

Just a chance, he had a lot more time in gliders then a lot of his counterparts do....

by WashStateBlue 2009-02-09 02:30PM | 0 recs

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