Capt. C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who made an emergency landing in the Hudson River.
As soon as I heard on the car radio I turned to my son and said, “Betcha he was a fighter pilot.”
From his LinkedIn profile:
“USAF officer and fighter pilot on F-4 aircraft. Experience in Europe, Asia and at Nellis AFB, Nevada, where I served as Blue Force Mission Commander in Red Flag joint exercises. Was a member of a USAF aircraft accident investigation board. Served as a flight training officer and unit deployment and war plans officer. Commended for writing wing after action report.”