Hero of The Miracle on the Hudson - US Airways Flight 1549 Pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III

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    Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. Founder Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III is a captain for a major U.S. airline with over 40 years of flying experience. A former U.S. Air Force (USAF) fighter pilot, he has served as an instructor and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman, accident investigator and national technical committee member.

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    1. DoodleDancer 75 months ago | reply

      apparently his hobby of flying gliders - came in very handy!
      Hero indeed!

    2. michelle_k [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      absolutely a hero

    3. thoughtoutbiz 75 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!

    4. Mexycan 75 months ago | reply

      amazing accomplishment what he did... NO lives lost!

    5. armadillow54 75 months ago | reply

      This is why we should listen when they give us the speech about landing in the water. Thanks, Sully.

    6. the lodger 75 months ago | reply


    7. Andra MB 75 months ago | reply

      God bless you Sully!

    8. outathewindshield 75 months ago | reply

      Truly a Captain's Captain!

    9. k-ideas 75 months ago | reply

      Sully is indeed a great captain. Looking forward to see his NBC Today show interview.

    10. moon-lover 75 months ago | reply

      Hi There..do you know when Captain Sully will be on the Today show?....or did I miss it?

      They should name the runway "Sully Runway"..where he departed from!

    11. k-ideas 75 months ago | reply


      They delayed Captain Sully's interview upon the Pilot association's request. It will still be on the Today show (they apparently have locked up an exclusive first interview) but I haven't seen a date set yet.

      P.S. Nice thought re naming the runway. But, if I remember right, by international ICAO convention, it is the bearings of the runways that set their names. :) e.g. Runway 27 & 9 (always a difference of 18, for 180 degrees apart for the same physical runway).

    12. moon-lover 75 months ago | reply

      ..........I'm sure we'll see him on 20/20..or Dateline sometime....Yeah..I know he wouldn't be able to have a runway named after him.....I'm certainly not an expert..but to my understanding..would there be warning noises such as a "Bong' or a very loud "voice" warning he is getting closer to a surface...or "Pull-up"..if you know what I mean?.Can you imagine making split second decisions..and all warnings are screaming at you..such concentration!..I do hope he will be given a medal for his recognition...

    13. k-ideas 75 months ago | reply


      It will be great to hear him tell the story of the whole thing. All those split seconds decisions and all were the perfectly right one in order to save everyone on the plane including himself.

      What made Scully's decision making and quick thinking even more astonishing is that his co-pilot was flying the plane as the birds crashed into the engines.

      Scully had to take over as all hell broke loose. Think like driving a fast car on a highway and switching to drive on the spot.

      What burned into my mind were what they said to each other as Scully took control. Clean and simple and direct.

      Quoting from bloomberg,
      "Sullenberger said “my aircraft” as he took the controls, Higgins said. “Your aircraft,” the first officer said."

      "My aircraft." --- "Your aircraft" as if it is another day in the boring office. :) How cool and how professional.

      In a world of wars and financial crisis, we, collectively, own Scully for this ultimate story of unlucky, professionalism, and luck.

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    14. moon-lover 75 months ago | reply

      just curious..are you a writer..journalist...engineer?! You are very knowledgeable..no worries if you chose not to say... Have you ever heard about the inciident here in Canada..it was nick-named "The Gimli Glider' ..in 1983 an Air Canada 767 lost both engines it too had to land with no engines...or shall I say "glided' into landing.. there are many articles on google but Wikipedia has the best story and explanation..

    15. moon-lover 75 months ago | reply

      ..not to take away the Story of Captain Sullenberge but Flickr also has pics of the Gimli Glider..with it's 1983 livery..I like this livery better than the recent colours...an "ice'blue" withe the maple leaf..

    16. mzarvoslinhares 75 months ago | reply

      Why not change Hudson River for Hudsully River?
      Mr Bloonberg,move yourself!!!

    17. moon-lover 75 months ago | reply

      .....very cool..I'll sign the petition!

    18. k-ideas 75 months ago | reply

      Looks like Scully's first interview will be on CBS "60 Minutes" on Feb 8, 2009.
      "Sullenberger and the entire crew will be interviewed for a "60 Minutes" episode Feb. 8."

    19. st_morris 74 months ago | reply

      I agree, he is a professional, a very smart man, I really wish the best for him. THE AIR HERO...

    20. voteforahero 74 months ago | reply

      Check out Never seen Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger video
      www.ournewamericanhero.com It is awesome!!!

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