Awesome pilot, no miracle

Thu 15 January 2009

I'm as thankful as anyone that everyone got off the plane that went down in the Hudson, but I'm kind of ticked that all the news sites are calling it "The Miracle on the Hudson," or "Miracle Landing." That cheapens the tens of thousands of hours the pilot spent flying, the Lord-knows-how-many training and simulation sessions he's been through, and his general awesomeness. (I don't know much about aviation, but I know that water-ditching an A320 with both engines out and only 3,000' of altitude to start with is not easy.)


Chelsea "Kick-Ass" Sullenberger (the Third).