The Pilot (a fellow Purdue Grad) is a true American Hero. He was unbelievably calm and collected and the fact he landed the plane squarely and smoothly in the Hudson is amazing.
If you have ever been to NYC and specifically the Intrepid, where he landed the plane near, and look across the river, you know how narrow it is there. Plus landing between the bridges and not hitting any ferries or ships. Absolutely amazing.
A true American Hero, along with the entire crew of Flight 1549.