Pilots Archive

Training, Experience and Extraordinary Piloting

Friday, January 16th, 2009
Capt. C.B. Sullenberger

All of us at AOPA salute and praise the extraordinary performance by Captain Sullenberger and his crew in making an emergency landing in the Hudson River.

All who pilot aircraft train and prepare for incidents that rarely occur. Captain Sullenberger and the US Airways crew demonstrate how important training, experience and judgement are in dealing with emergencies regardless of the size or complexity of the aircraft we fly.

There will be more to learn and hopefully much to hear from the crew. For now, we simply congratulate the Captain and crew for their heroic performance.