After Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's amazing landing in the Hudson River earlier this year, he has been on every news network and several talk shows plus there's even talk of a book and/or movie.
Many were afraid that several more pilots would try the same stunt so that they too could be an American hero but this is NOT what has happened.
Instead, former mountain climbers, building climbers, sky divers, etc. have now gone in for something called "River Dancing".
A team of men and women will join together to hire a stunt pilot to try to land them in a plane in the Hudson River. Over the past weekend, five separate landings were reported and the people who are in charge for our nation's safety have had it.
"How are we supposed to keep an outlook for terrorists or do our regular emergency-situation services when we're constantly down there on the Hudson River pulling people into boats?", asked a member of a security group.
"Of course, we've only had two to land on their noses and splash people all into the water with severe injuries but no deaths, so far, but the whole thing is getting ridiculous. I'm sure it's a great thrill ride of a lifetime and there are now clubs of survivors that get together, mostly to try it again."
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg told the press Monday that he is fully aware of the situation. "How can I not be, with seeing those planes splashing down and people charging for the privilege of seeing them land, up front and personal. So I've decided that any more "River Dancers" are going to be heavily fined."
Meanwhile in Florida, Disney Inc. already has a ride called the "Hudson River Hideaway Holiday" where people can spend up to a week with all meals and training included, to land in a man-made lake in a small plane.
They have also bought the rights to the term, "River Dancers" and expect a full summer of splashdowns!
Back in New York, Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that piranha fish have been heavily fed into the Hudson River in hopes that that will prevent any further splashdowns there.
"Go to Florida", stated Bloomberg. "You'll still get the title, "River Dancer!"