The Smoking Gun has done some excellent investigative work and dug up a photo of Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, the pilot responsible for safely landing the US Airways AIrbus 320 into the Hudson River this afternoon.

In short, he’s a veteran of the US Air Force and has worked with US Airways since 1980, so inexperienced he is not. Hats off to this amazing man and his great efforts today in making sure everybody got out of there alive!