One way of looking at this might be that for 42 years, ive been making small, regular deposits in this bank of experience, education and training. Giving pilots sim time to fully experience this aircraft is the only way to ensure the safety of the traveling public. As a follow up to his phenomenal new york times bestselling memoir, highest duty, captain chesley b. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear. All books signed at book revue events must be purchased at book revue. Captain sullenberger and jeffrey zaslow portray how the events in sullys life. The movie, sully, currently the number one movie in america, tells the harrowing story of how captain chesley sully sullenberger expertly piloted 155 people to safety in an emergency crash landing on the hudson because of a bird strike that annihilated both of. On january 15, 2009, captain chesley sully sullenberger was piloting us airways flight 1549 out of new yorks laguardia airport when the.
Sully sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to. Chesley burnett sully sullenberger iii born january 23, 1951 is an american retired air force fighter pilot and airline captain. Sullenbergers passengers say hes a hero, despite new book. Chesley sully sullenberger and the crew of us airways flight 1549 were awarded the national. In making a difference, one of the most captivating american heroes of this centurythe courageous pilot who brought the crippled us airways flight 1549 safely down in new yorks. Sullenberger iii, captain chesley b, zaslow, jeffrey. Sully sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire. Sully best quotes im just a man who was doing his job.
Captain sully sullenberger became a national hero after his lifesaving splashdown on the hudson, but wants people to know what happened after that, now the center of the new movie, sully. If you could choose a pilot to crashland your plane, captain chesley sully sullenberger iii would be a good choice. Chesley sully, century, douglas and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. A consummate leader, sully sullenberger shares timeless management principles including his credo of leadership by personal example and the lessons from his life which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the miracle on the hudson. On january 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when captain chelsley sully sullenberger skillfully glided us airways flight 1549 onto the surface of the hudson river, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew aboard. Captain sully sullenberger reads an excerpt from his new book. As a student he was on the top and later he continued his journey by giving his best during his career. But that doesnt make sense, doesnt jibe with everything i felt in the cockpit. The events of january 15, 2009, dont appear in detail until twothirds of the way though the book, which is very fitting, because captain sullenberger and jeffrey zaslow portray how the events in sullys life and interaction with family and important mentors along the way had prepared him to meet the ultimate challenge which had never been. In a new book, fly by wire, william langewiesche takes a run at knocking down the hero rank of capt. Sullenberger takes issue with new book the new york times. In 1964, for instance, he saw news reports about a new york woman named kitty genovese.
On january 15, 2009, us airways flight 1549 suffered an emergency landing on the hudson river in new york city. Sully was impressed by southwest pilots emergency landing chesley sullenberger, the pilot during the miracle on the hudson in 2009, felt a twinge of. Captain chesley sully sullenberger, the pilot who landed a disabled passenger plane on new yorks hudson river in 2009, piloted his last flight for us airways on wednesday. Sully sullenberger the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled us airways flight 1549 in new yorks hudson river, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. While he is best known for serving as captain during what has been called the miracle on the hudson, sullenberger is a speaker, aviation safety expert, and accident investigator, serves as the cbs news aviation and safety expert, and is the founder and chief. Chesley sully sullenberger is both an air force academy graduate and a former air force fighter pilot. On january 15, i was traveling with four library books, including a copy of just culture, a book about safety issues. Sully sullenberger, iii has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. Airways flight 1549 in new yorks hudson river, saving all 155. Captain sully sullenberger reads an excerpt from his new book highest duty about flight 1549 from his home.
The book looks at all those learning experiences that he brought to bear from various times in his life. Sully sullenbergerthe pilot who miraculously landed a crippled us airways. Sully sullenbergerthe pilot who miraculously landed a crippled us airways flight. Captain chesley sully sullenberger preparation some people say it was luck. Think ive now read this eight times, sometimes just picking out a specific chapter when looking for personal inspiration.
This is exactly the kind of book you would expect the nowlegendary sully sullenberger to write. They act courageously or responsibly, and their efforts are described as if they opted to act that way on the spur of the moment. Making a difference, stories of vision and courage from americas leaders by sullenberger, capt. On 15th january 2009, captain chesley sullenberger landed us airways flight 1549 on the hudson river in new york city after both engines of the plane were struck by birds. Sully sullenberger net worth, captain, bio, flight, book, alive, family. Captain sullenberger tells the reader about his personal life, as well as his flying career. See photos, profile pictures and albums from captain c. Captain sully sullenberger reads an excerpt from his new.
Captain chesley sullenberger as a boy, sully was a classic introvert who felt things deeply. The events of january 15, 2009, dont appear in detail until twothirds of the way though the book, which is very fitting, because captain sullenberger and jeffrey zaslow portray how the events in sully s life and interaction with family and important mentors along the way had prepared him to meet the ultimate challenge which had never been. Sullenberger discusses with these leaders what it takes to achieve genuine leadershipa clear set of values, intense preparation, lifelong learning, making ones actions match ones words, creating a culture of trust and caring for those one leads. The true story behind sully on netflix the miracle on. My search for what really matters is the autobiography of the nowcelebrity pilot who landed american airlines flight 1549 in the hudson river on 15 january 2009. Now a major motion picture from clint eastwood, starring tom hanksthe inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating american heroes of our time, capt. In the 60s and the 70s, it was a pretty good job and we had good benefits and. Chesley sully sullenberger, famous for his miracle on the hudson landing, talks to the cbs this morning cohosts about his new book, on leadership. I later called my local library to apologize for leaving the books on the plane, and they agreed not to charge me for replacing them. Captain sullenberger also known as captain sully had important elements of a successful career deep passion, aptitude, highquality, continuing education, and full commitment to his craft and his profession. Sullenberger is an intelligent guy who has a keen interest in flying aircraft since his childhood.
Chesley sully sullenberger is best known for the miracle on the hudson the jan. Infact,whathappenedonjanuary15,2009 landing a commercial jet airliner successfully in the hudson river with 155 passengers and crew surviving the ordealis commonly referred to as the miracle on the hudson. We all have heard about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. And on january 15 the balance was sufficient so that i could make a very large withdrawal. Sullenberger iii, said that the book, fly by wire, by william langewiesche, greatly overstates how much it mattered that the plane he landed in the river.
The left engine might have still been idling, and the airbus simulations say i couldve made it back to laguardia safely. In the book, sullenberger also discusses personal matters including his fathers suicide in 1995, the sullenbergers struggle with infertility, and their decision to adopt. Hero pilot sully sullenberger tries to stay grounded. I believe many people in those situations actually have made descisions years before. Capt sullenberger, 57, who ditched us airlines flight 1549 safely into the hudson river in new york, has over 40 years of flying experience and heads his own safety consulting business. On january 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when captain chesley sully sullenberger skillfully glided us airways flight 1549 onto the surface of the hudson river, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Sully sullenbergerthe pilot who miraculously landed a crippled us.1192 1432 1056 1312 276 1271 1079 1120 784 997 903 1044 242 773 136 195 190 348 657 1190 366 91 1482 149 1160 336 584 1428 188 912 261 514 92 1108 1078 571 1405 486 613 143 842 822 776