I watched this live today. A USAIR pilot was forced to land in the Hudson river. This was a triumph of experience and expertise.
Captain “Sully” Sullenberger had at least 30 years of experience flying with the airline. He is now the official brand icon of USAIR. My new favorite airlline. He is a star. His courage and judgement gave New York a very much needed happy ending to an airplane-based drama.
Here’s my idea. We go to the pilots’ union and offer them more based on how much experience they have. seriously, i would pay a premium to fly only with experienced pilots.