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post #1 of 8 Old Jan 5th, 2010, 9:53 pm Thread Starter
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My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

Captain Sullenberger.

You sir, have one BIG set of brass cajones. I can guarantee you he never had a doubt in his mind that he could pull it off - and look good while doing it.

I now have a new personal hero to look up to. I salute you.


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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

Amen, I'll second that one. Cool as cucumber and consummate professional.

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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

Yup... could not agree more...
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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

I would too except he forgot to push the ditch button. Just joking a bit.
He IS a hero.

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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

All indications are he is the no-nonsense, humble, quiet/unassuming pro he appears to be. Kind of restores my faith that we still have people like him.

Last week, I heard a snippet of the tower-cockpit communication as they were losing power and going with Plan B. The tower told him he had any runway he wanted. He said very matter-of-factly: "No, we're going to land in the Hudson." (not an exact quote) He was calm, cool, and collected. I want him on my next flight!

My near-brush with fame and Capt. Sullenberger? I saw him graduate from the USAF Academy. He was in my brother's class.

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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

+1 on Man of the Year, 2009.

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Re: My vote for 2009 MAN of the year...

His real cool demeanor... even asked the first officer- any ideas? FO_ none...
they set the flaps and rode her in easy.. Amazing to this day...



the big girl after hitting the water

this link is how they pulled the girl out- time lapse.. well done...

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His real cool demeanor... even asked the first officer- any ideas? FO_ none...
they set the flaps and rode her in easy.. Amazing to this day...



the big girl after hitting the water

this link is how they pulled the girl out- time lapse.. well done...
Hmmmm - the link brings up the YouTube feature about China's empty city???
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