Friday, January 16, 2009

Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III

Hi did something that hasn't been done before. He landed his jetliner on water and there were no fatalities. Evidently, he didn't have the power or altitude to make it back to the airport and NYC doesn't have a lot of large flat areas other than water.

All of this got me to thinking about the nature of potential. Captain Sullenberger, could have done this feat 20 years ago, or 5 years from now, but he was called upon to do it yesterday. He might have never had to do this kind of flying--most pilots never have to crash-land a plane. Chesley Sullenberger is a hero, but in some sense, he has been one for years.

Quietly waiting for reserves of strength to be called upon.

There are a lot more like him out there, I would bet.

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