A person should be admired for his or her deeds and bravery not just for the color of their skin.
It's being called the "Miracle on the Hudson". Yesterday a group of heroes showed why people should be praised and celebrated for their bravery and noble deeds and not judged on the color of a person's skin. Yesterday US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York to Charlotte North Carolina. Just after lift off, a flock of geese blew out both engines of the aircraft. Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III skillfully guided the plane and made a perfect landing on the Hudson River. Experts are calling the landing one of the most precise emergency landings ever done on water. Mr. Sullenberger's piloting skill can't be highlighted enough. If one of the wings would have touched the water on a slant upon landing, it would have caused the plane to cartwheel and break up on the water. Once the plane safely landed on the river. Mr. Sullenberger's and his crew successful evacuated all 150 passengers onto fairies and tugboats that arrived on the scene a few minutes after the plan landed.
To further highlight the heroic actions of Pilot Sullenberger, he doubled checked the down jet for passengers even when it was assumed that all were evacuated. Mr. Sullenberger and his crew illustrates perfectly why I'm not caught up in the hype of a person being "historic". What these four individuals did along with the assistance of the tugboats and ferry operators goes beyond one man being "historic". What all these individuals did was "HEROIC". People's lives were saved because of the leadership of pilot Chesley Sullenberger and his crew. It goes back to what I've been saying time and time again. A person's greatness and admiration should be judged by his or her character and deeds not the color of the individual's skin. These are comments from one of the passengers of 1549 about the actions of pilot Chesley Sullenberger.
Brace for impact,'" said Mark Hood of Charlotte, N.C., who was flying home after a work trip. "He said it in a calm, cool, controlled voice. It was a testament to leadership."Had he let any tension leak into his voice," Hood said, "it would have been magnified in the passengers."As the cabin took on water, Sullenberger climbed out of the jet only after the four other crew members and 150 passengers made their orderly exit. When he reached a raft, someone on a ferry tossed him a knife, and he cut away the tether to the jet.One by one, the passengers were plucked to safety from the rafts, Hood and Sullenberger the last ones left. The passenger insisted the pilot get off first, but Sullenberger refused. He had been the last off the plane, and he would be the last off the raft.
Why can't people like Chesley Sullenberg run for political office or even President. Our country is currently suffering severely from peopole being stuck on stupid. Right now our country needs leadership and swift decision making like the kind Mr. Sullenberg clearly shown. Nope, we can't have that. A person's race is more important I guess. This just makes me think how incredibility trite and shallow our country has become. Pilot Sullenberg and his crew along with the responders should take a bow. Leaders and heroes don't exist in Washington, but they are still alive an well in this country. Job well done!!