Captain 'Sully' on River Landing, Airline Piloting

Capt. Sullenberger on Fame and Service

Monday, October 19, 2009

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger shot to fame after safely landing a US Airways plane in the Hudson River last January. He's written a new book about the experience, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," and talks to us about what went through his head in the seconds before the emergency landing and why he's using his new platform to advocate for other airline pilots.

"Jeff and I only had 208 seconds from the time we hit the birds and we landed.... Part of my message is that the profession of the airline pilot is a very important one and it's hard. It's not easy."
—Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on his experience landing a US Airways flight on the Hudson River


Captain Chesley Sullenberger


MJ Davis and David J Fazekas

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