November 16th, 2010
09:50 AM ET

Capt. Sully: Pilot scans a 'waste of limited resources'

America’s hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a U.S. Airways flight on the Hudson River last year, told CNN's American Morning he opposes the new full-body scanners for flight personnel due to their radiation risk.

This morning Sullenberger said he thinks pilots are trusted crew members, and talks about why he believes there are better options for pilots than the full body scan.

Watch what Sullenberger thinks and then tell us your opinion.

More on the debate over body scanners:

Video spotlights airport security debate

Airport body-scan safety questioned

Fliers debate prodding, scanning

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soundoff (297 Responses)
  1. Jim

    I believe Homeland Security has over reacted in so many ways. We are spending billions of tax money on security measures that will not, I repeat, will not stop a dedicated terrorist. All these security measures only create an illusion of security.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sgt. Slaughter

    Oh well

    GUESS YOU BETTER GET READY FOR SOME MORE

    Pretty soon they're going to have to stick a gieger counter up your A$$ before you can board a plane......

    not funny.....where does it end????

    Planes? Trains? Busses? Disney World? Football Games? Concerts?

    ITS ALREADY BEGUN....

    STAND UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

    AMERICANS DON'T GIBE UP THEIR RIGHTS

    LAND OF THE FREE
    AND
    HOME OF THE BRAVE

    NOT COWARDS AND SISSY LIBS...WILLING TO GIVE UP FREEDOM FOR SECURITY

    November 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shirley

    This latest government attempt to make the public "feel" safe is a bridge too far for me. The machines have been in the works for many years and without the proper public roll out. I think the belief by some that the American citizens will submit to anything in order to be safe is going to backfire this time. The former Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff has a hand in promoting this newest attempt. See http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/02/group_slams_chertoff_on_scanner_promotion/

    November 17, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. willow

    Most of the problem can be avoided by just not flying so much. We depend on flight far too much. With all the 'climate change' brouhaha why not just use web cams. Why not just do a virtual meeting or a 'webinar?' Or better yet, EVERYONE wear burkas and insist they are muslim women.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. John T

    Ah, yes, who can forget David Burke? Apparently, most people.

    http://www.airdisaster.com/special/special-pa1771.shtml

    November 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
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