i'm pretty sure you missed my intended point. No he wasnt a new line pilot that just came from doing autos all day, which was against him. I thinking being on the line longer and longer makes you worse, not better as far as auto proficiency goes. anyone on a 135 would agree.
I have flown all over the US, I cannot think of a worse place to have your engine go out and do this day am still baffled he pulled it off, even after hitting a line. Amazing feat