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Friday, January 16, 2009

A Pilot's Pilot

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III is a hero, undoubtedly, but to attribute his water landing to the Hand of the Almighty ought to be more than any current or former U.S. Fighter Pilot worth his or her salt can take. I mean, really, aren't they selling New Yorker bystanders and rescuers kinda short, too? This man mastered the F-16 Fighting Falcon F-4 Phantom and achieved the captaincy of a state-of-the-art Airbus airliner... what's a thing like ditching the aircraft into the icy waters of the Hudson? Don't they train for that?

I hear General Mills wanted to put Captain Sullenberger on their Wheaties box, but the man insists he eats his roofing nails topped with Wheaties, not the other way around.

Captain Sully qualified with his personal weapon (left) for the Armed Pilot program, but the cost of .50 BMG Glaser Safety Slugs made him resolve to beat would-be hijackers to death with his fists.

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