Since the trade, I was just thinking about this day and mentally preparing to not get too excited. I knew I was going to have some extra adrenalin out there so I was really doing what I needed to do just to stay calm, you know, just try not to do too much.
You've never seen Manhattan 'til you've flown right up the East River. It's beautiful.
I've learned over the years that it doesn't matter where you pitch in the rotation. For me, preparation is everything.
Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.
Yeah, it's risky, but no more risky than driving a car.