'Sully' Sullenberger

image002.jpg 'Sully' Sullenberger, the pilot that successfully landed a plane in the Hudson River, is making the rounds through all of the popular media channels this week -- starting tonight with 60 Minutes.

I'm really looking forward to hearing from this guy. Because I live only a few blocks from the Hudson and I flew into LaGuardia on the day of the "water landing", I've been paying pretty close attention to the developments.

So much has been written about this so I really don't have all that much to add. But after hearing the calmness in the voices of the pilot and the air traffic controllers, the next time I fly I'll be a bit more comfortable. Twice, Sullenberger said that he was going to try to land the plane in the Hudson. I kept waiting for the air traffic controller to say, "YOU'RE GOING TO WHAT?!?"

Instead, showing zero emotion, he calmly suggested alternative runways.