Fair play to Captain Sullenberger, who put his Airbus down in the Hudson River. It was a skilled landing, with the right angle at touchdown. Too much tail down, and it could have cartwheeled and broken up. Too much nose down, and the same could have happened. The wings were level, because if a wingtip had gone in early, is would have spun and broken up.
Lucky he was an experienced glider pilot, because that was what he was flying once the engines retired from the game. Maybe all airline pilots should have glider experience, (maybe they do already) because with power craft, you reduce engine power just before touchdown, and with gliders you do not have that luxury.
But in the end, although there is a natural wave of gratitude and heroism attributed to Captain Sullivan, this is redundant. The pilot is sitting up in the nose of the plane, the first bit to hit, and this concentrates the mind wonderfully. It is completely natural for any pilot of any aircraft to make an unscheduled landing with as little messiness as possible - purely in the pilot's own personal health and safety.
It was a nice touch for him to give his shirt to a shivering passenger, though. Wonder how much that would fetch on eBay?
Here's one we filmed earlier...