rank duck wrote:No disrespect intended, but I don't get calling him a hero. He was doing his job, and he did it well. Pilots train extensively for emergencies. He executed his duties seemingly perfectly and managed a safe emergency landing in which every soul survived. Kudos to Cpt. Sully for not panicking and for doing his job.
Seems like the title of hero gets applied pretty loosely these days. It dilutes the significance of the word.
well hero is vague.....but I have to say, IN MY OPINION, he performed better than anyone else flying commercial airliner with NO engines working. and he did it in one of the most populated areas in the world.....if it is a skill that all pilots must have, few if any have shown they have them.....usually someone dies even if the plane doesn't lose all its power.
how many pilots have landed on water??????? the number is small....maybe some CRASHED into water....and we aren't talking float planes either.... in THEORY maybe some know it, but not in practice........he deserves much accolades in my book.