Will said: Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has written (with the help of Jeffrey Is this “Highest Duty” in a re-marketed format in anticipation of the movie ?. Sully Sullenberger talked about his book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. On January 15, , Captain Chesley “Sully”. The hero pilot who made the successful emergency landing in the Hudson River tells his story, assisted by bestselling author Zaslow (The Girls.

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That’s what irritates me about couples. Not only does he devote a few chapters to the six minute flight where the jet hit a bunch of large birds and was forced to land in the Hudson river.

Skiles retains a cool head and runs the evacuation checklist after landing, the most useful parts of which are pushing the fire switches on the engines and APU. It was a combination of his own sulenberger as a pilot and thousands of hours piloting aircraft, years dhty years of studying airplane systems to understand what caused problems in the past, studying all the features of every plane he flew to hoghest what manuals could teach and what automated systems could and could not do, and an ability to rely on his knowledge and training to remain calm and focused in this life-threatening emergency.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign dutty. A pilot with regular training, who had not had Air Force training on jets, 40 years of experience flying, years of study of what went wrong in airplane disasters as well as how to prevent them, and military training and discipline, would not have been able to land this plane safely.

The ELT is designed for small planes that crash in the Highset wilderness and helps rescuers find them. Overall the book was an interesting read and shows a pilot who is humble and with good values, that made a tough decision in taking the best course of action in order to save lives.

Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

Sully does not explain how this is relevant to anything except additional security hassles for airline employees the added safety value of screening pilots and flight attendants hard to establish; the only pilot who has been accused of intentionally crashing an airliner is Gameel Al-Batouti, the first officer on EgyptAir and he did not have a weapon. Aviation nerds will struggle to pore through pages to find interesting items relating to the Hudson River landing.


Haha Obama called 90 minutes after cool George Bush called Sully. He vowed not to become like those indifferent onlookers in Queens. Much more …more I don’t have the book in PDF but highly recommend reading the book!

But when this disaster was upon him, he reacted without thinking. Not my brightest idea, right? Nor would he have been expected to. I found it especially fascinating to learn what pilots do in preparation for, during, and after flights. Look at all of the burnt-out schoolteachers who remain in the classroom until they can collect their full pension. There is an emergency backup ram air turbine RAT; a window fan basicallybut it doesn’t run the whole airplane and is not something you’d want to rely on.

The crew wakes up and flies uneventfully from Pittsburgh to Charlotte and then up to LaGuardia. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. So do the other airline pilots profiled in the book and so do most of the other senior airline pilots that I know. Sully corrects the common misconception that his experience as a glider pilot helped him fly the powerless Airbus.

I found this book extremely inspiring and eye opening. Sully discusses a lot of military flying accidents.

HIGHEST DUTY by Chesley Sullenberger , Jeffrey Zaslow | Kirkus Reviews

The months after the Jet landing that made him famous. Of particular interest to aviation buffs, but valuable for anyone interested in how a life lived with integrity prepares a man for sullenbergfr ultimate challenge. It sounded like the worst thunderstorm I’d ever heard back in Texas [as the birds hit the plane]. I didn’t realize how well they get trained. So instead, I waited unti Excellent!

There was a problem adding your email address. It is an inspiring story I watched tv coverage at the time and have seen the movie twice and those few minutes between the bird strike and the landing were still breathless reading.


Sometimes in own lives, we have the distinct privilege of seeing a miracle in our life, yet on January 15,people on US Airways flight and the world watched as one man saved the lives of everyone on board when a flock of birds took out both engines on the plane and forced Captain “Sully” Sullenberger to make a decision to ditch the plane in the Hudson River.

It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life’s challenges can be met if we’re ready for them.

Some of the success, though, was not a result of training or experience. A very insightful look into the airline industry, some history on airline safety learned the hard way and the life of pilot Chesley ‘Sully” Sullenberger who landed his broken aircraft safely in the Hudson River saving all onboard. Carol, the girl he first took on a plane ride, reminds me of Ashley. I believe many people in those situations actually have made descisions years before. I think it’s an important lesson to be honest and responsible with ourselves.

I also considered the fact that, no matter what, we’d likely need a serious rescue effort.

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger

A tool so that he can be useful to other household members? Sullenberger also addresses the dramatic water rescue and his post-flight celebrity, and he answers highet of the many moving messages he received.

So you pretty much have to nail your landings, since there’s not a lot of extra room if you don’t. He had a supportive family that helped him become a licensed pilot well-before his 18th birthday.

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