Yes, he did!
Maybe this event will give New York City back some of its mojo lost after 9/11....US Airways flight 1549 Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger not only deserves a tickertape parade and key to New York City, he's hopefully a harbinger of the Obama era...instead of everything going wrong, maybe things will go right.
How many times have we been told how to prepare for a water landing before takeoff? I never believed it was possible, thought it was only PR to reassure frightened passengers. Now--I believe. If Chesley Sullenberger can land a jet without engines in the Hudson river, without hitting a building, a bridge, or a boat, and if all those boats came to help rescue without worrying about liability or other excuses, my faith in America is restored. There is nothing Americans can't do.