Thursday, January 15, 2009

Heroic performances

Most folks live mundane lives and don't really develop any extraordi9nary skills. Others have those skills and could be heroic, but never get the chance. Today, someone got the chance to use their exceptional skills and perform heroically.
Congrats to the USAir pilot who brought that plane down perfectly on the Hudson River. He/she kept the wings perfectly level and made a perfect landing without spinning out and with no power. That's an awesome and heroic performance.

Oh, and bravo AirBus for building a plane that after a hard landing on water, with all the doors and emergency exits open, is still floating an hour later.

Just watched the mayor of NYC Bloomberg at a press conference. This moron was going to run for prez? He's an idiot. . . a totally self promoting moron.
How does this dickwad get away with talking like he's talking to a bunch of school children? What a little know-it-all punk.


rainywalker said...

The only question would be are most pilots this together. The news said he was a fighter pilot in the military. Fighter pilots all fly be the seat of their pants.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Rainy, All fighter pilots used to fly by the seat of their pants and this guy was old enough that he knew how to feel his machine and coakes it into doing what he wanted it to do. He flew that fucking machine.
Todays pilots are procedure followers who fly by checklists and SOPS (standard operating procedures). They train and train for when things go wrong, but if the problem doesn't follow the senario in the simulator, they're fucked. The machines fly them.

I am not Star Jones said...

i'm so glad you noticed Bloomberg's narcissism. As a New Yorker, i'm actively hoping he is replaced.