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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. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. To Sullenberger, a calm, steady pilot with forty years of flying experience who is also a safety consulting expert, the landing was not a miracle but rather the result of years of practice and training-wisdom he gained in the cockpit of U.S. Air Force jets and in his Texas boyhood.
Born to a World War II veteran and dentist father and an elementary school teacher mother, Sully fell in love with planes early. He learned to fly as an eager 16-year-old from a crop duster, an older neighbor in north Texas, who took off and landed his fragile plane on the grass field behind his house. While Sully′s father encouraged his interest in flying, he also imparted stern advice he′d learned from his Navy service during World War II: a commander is responsible for everyone in his care-and those words have shaped Sully′s life and work and continue to guide him today.
HIGHEST DUTY reveals the important lessons Sully learned through childhood, in his military service, and in his work as a commercial airline pilot. At heart, it is a story of hope and preparedness-that life′s challenges can be met if we′re ready for them-reminding us that, even in these days filled with war, tragedy, and economic uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for.
A few weeks after the crash, Sully discovered that he′d lost a library book about professional ethics, Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability, in the downed plane′s cargo hold. When he called the library to notify them, they waived the usual fees. Mayor Michael Bloomberg replaced the book when he gave Sully the Key to the City in a New York ceremony.
Well written and very interesting. This book gives insight into the life and character of the pilot behind one of the most amazing crash landings in aviation history.Published 2 months ago by Travis Mecham
Remembering that fateful day when Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson, I was taken back to that time and place as I read this story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
It's not Wordsworth, but it's one of the most powerful books I've ever read. The way Captain Sullenberger lived his life, the choices he made, and the profound consequences of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brad Little
A well written account of Captain Sullenberger's life and the cumulative value of his choices and experiences that enabled him to succeed when he was unexpectedly put to the test.Published 4 months ago by Ron
Like the way the book is written by including the background of each step of sulley's career.Published 4 months ago by ronald w. culbertson
As a retired airline captain, I felt the hair rise on the back of my neck and the sweat break out on my forehead as I read Captain Sullenberger’s detailed description of U.S. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David B. Crawley