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  • Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Marks 7th Anniversary of ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

    01/15/2016 6:07:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    (CBS SF) -- The pilot who smoothly ditched a disabled passenger jet in the frigid Hudson River in New York, saving all passengers and crew and becoming a national hero today marked the seventh anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson." Danville resident Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger took to his Twitter page Friday to remark: "7 yrs later, w/ pride + hope, I still see good coming from the remarkable events of #Flight1549"
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • The Wrong Analogy

    11/12/2012 8:47:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 11 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-12-12 | Stoutcat
    In the months and weeks leading up to the election, I had been thinking about the situation this country is in by likening it to being on a crashing plane. On the one hand, we had the current pilot who wasnt able to control the plane, and the fact that it was crashing was due in large part to his piloting incompetence. On the other hand, we had a passenger who had a great deal of piloting experience, who was volunteering to take the controls. In his previous piloting experience, this volunteer had saved another plane from crashing. If we...
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Retires

    03/03/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 723+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 03, 2010 | MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP
    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has flown his final flight. [SNIP]
  • 'Hudson miracle' plane departs for US auction (make an offer. Engines not included.)

    01/22/2010 10:19:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,151+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) For sale: second-hand Airbus. Condition: total wreck with possible traces of goose feathers. The US Airways plane that Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed safely in the Hudson River a year ago after smashing into a flock of geese is on the auction block. Insurers AIG are hosting online bidding until March 27 for the Airbus A320, which is stored in a shed in New Jersey. Pictures on the website of the AIG subsidiary handling the sale show the intact fuselage, spooky rows of empty blue seats and the hastily abandoned cockpit. Engines are not provided and a...
  • Sully: Harrison Ford is a "Good Choice" to Play Me

    01/07/2010 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 888+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 1/7/10
    Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger chats about his role in the documentary "Brace for Impact" and who could potentially star in a feature film version.
  • Air force lessons helped on Hudson

    10/31/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies · 339+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/31/2009 | Will Pavia
    THE Canada geese were flying in a V formation, cruising about 80km/h above New York City. The aircraft piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was travelling at 340km/h. In the four minutes that followed their collision 915m above the Bronx, the actions of Captain Sullenberger saved the lives of all 155 people aboard the US Airways Airbus A320.*** This week, Captain Sullenberger landed in London to receive the Master's Medal from the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators on behalf of his crew and to tell the full story of his flight into the Hudson on January 15. His arrival...
  • Sully Reveals Secret Pain: His Father's Suicide

    08/19/2009 10:38:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | Daniel Macht
    Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger made it his life's mission to protect lives because he couldn't save his father from suicide, according to the hero pilot's blockbuster new book. "One of the reasons I think I've placed such a high value on life is that my father took his," Sullenberger reveals in the memoir, a copy of which the New York Daily News obtained ahead of the tome's October release. Sullenberger reveals that his father, a dentist from Texas, battled depression and shot himself in 1995 at age 78 in the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters." "I'm...
  • Hudson River hero pilot gets Air Force award

    04/15/2009 7:40:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2009
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The US Airways pilot who safely landed his plane in New York's Hudson River received an airmanship award Wednesday from the Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1973. Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III received the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship and reviewed a parade of all 4,000 cadets at the elite school.
  • 2 books in the works with pilot Sullenberger

    03/20/2009 5:19:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/09 | AP
    NEW YORK William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books with hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III late this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday the subject and timing of the second book is not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese. All 155 people aboard survived.
  • Sully Sullenberger---Honeymoon's Over!

    The US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River without any apparent fatalities. The media found out he is a
  • U.S. Airways Flight 1549 rolls to Teterboro Airport

    03/01/2009 2:59:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,444+ views ^ | March 1, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Quintano was alerted by a friend that U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was being towed down New Jerseys Route 46 towards Teteboro Airport where it will be examined in detail. ... In addition, the co-founder, Dean Thompson, of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial passed on eleven great photos of Flight 1549 being towed through narrow city streets in New Jersey as the sun set.
  • Controller Thought Sully's Move Was "Death Sentence"

    02/24/2009 12:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,680+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    The air traffic controller who handled US Airways Flight 1549 said he thought he was hearing a death sentence when the pilot said he was ditching in New York's Hudson River. Meet some of the survivors of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that made an emergency landing in the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of birds took... Controller Patrick Harten said, "I believed at that moment I was going to be the last person to talk to anyone on that plane alive." The 10-year veteran controller publicly described his reactions to last month's miracle landing in the...
  • Action heroes and their times (Free Republic mentioned)

    02/12/2009 2:19:21 PM PST · by mnehring · 9 replies · 422+ views
    It's almost a month since Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger saved 155 lives, including his own, by landing a disabled Airbus 320 on the Hudson River right beside Manhattan. Since then, he's been on 60 Minutes and was presented, along with four other crewmembers, with the keys to New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There have also been calls on the conservative forum Free Republic for a burger chain to offer a special Flight 1549 combo featuring the Sullen Burger, served cool, along with an action figure of the hero pilot thrown in as a prize.
  • "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Describes that Day on 60 Minutes - Video 2/8/09

    02/09/2009 8:16:02 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger appearing on CBS News' 60 Minutes last night. Sullenberger is interviewed by Katie Couric and describes what it was like that day when he had to land Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. The piece also shows Sullenberger at a gathering of the grateful passengers, expressing their gratitude to him and the entire flight crew. The video is of the entire 60 Minutes program. The Sullenberger segment begins at the 1:53 mark of the video. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • FAA releases cockpit audio for Flight 1549's Hudson landing

    02/05/2009 9:05:40 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 102 replies · 4,582+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 02/05/09
    A one minute recording of some of the conversations between Capt. Sully and the controllers as he handled the loss of both engines. Also some conversation between the departure controller and the tower(s).
  • Library Waives Fee for Sully's Waterlogged Book (Reported Book From Plane's Absence)

    02/02/2009 6:12:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 974+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Mon, Feb 2, 2009
    Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is now every librarian's hero, too. When the US Airways pilot's plane ended up at the bottom of the Hudson River on Jan. 15, so did a book he had checked out from the library at California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville. Sullenberger contacted library officials and asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees because the book was in the airliner's cargo hold. Fresno State library officials said they were struck by Sullenberger's sense of responsibility and did him one better: they're waiving all fees, even lost book fees,...
  • American pilot talks about her experience on US Airways flight

    02/01/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by txroadkill · 39 replies · 2,698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Terry Maxon
    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines pilots, sent out this account Friday afternoon. Rather than repeat what the APA wrote, I'll provide it in its entirety: The following is an exclusive account for our members from one of our pilots who was onboard US Airways Flight 1549 when the pilots made a successful emergency ditching into New York's Hudson River. First Officer Susan O'Donnell is a LGA-based 767 pilot. She resides with her family in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Susan is a former Navy pilot, hired at AA in February 1990. She has flown the 727, F100, A300 and...
  • Passengers Hint at Future Lawsuits in Flight 1549

    01/28/2009 11:44:50 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 65 replies · 1,939+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Staff
    Man Says "He Would Like To Be Made Whole" And so it begins. While "The Miracle on the Hudson" is gradually fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of their pockets, and who'd get in line to collect. Before we all blame the lawyers, though, it should be noted they may only be responding to passengers itching to sue US Airways for as-yet-unknown damages.... Kreindler & Kreindler, a New York law firm with...
  • Hero Pilot Disses Today Show (I like this guy even more!)

    01/27/2009 8:26:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies · 2,500+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2009 | ANDREW GREINER
    Everyone's favorite pilot, Chesley Sullenberger is a little less popular with Matt Lauer this week. Sullenberger originally promised an exclusive interview to NBC's Today Show host. The interview was supposed to take place on January 19. That morning, however, Lauer announced that the interview was postponed because the pilot's union wanted to give the NTSB investigation more time. Lauer said he "completely understands" the request but promised his audience that the interview would happen. Now, it seems the hero pilot is gliding past Lauer and telling his story to CBS News' Katie Couric.