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In this inspirational autobiography, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency landing on the Hudson River earned the world's admiration, tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success.
In January 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when Captain Sullenberger brought a crippled US Airways flight onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all of the passengers and crew aboard. The successful outcome was the result of effective teamwork, Sully's dedication to airline safety, his belief that a pilot's judgment must go hand-in-hand with—and can never be replaced by—technology, and forty years of careful practice and training.
From his earliest memories of learning to fly as a teenager in a crop duster's single-engine plane in the skies above rural Texas to his years in the United States Air Force at the controls of a powerful F-4 Phantom, Sully describes the experiences that have helped make him a better leader, particularly the importance of taking responsibility for everyone in his care. And he talks about what he believes is at the heart of America's "can do" spirit: the very human drive to prepare for the unexpected and to meet it with optimism and courage.
His wife, Lorrie, has been a pillar of support through all the highs and lows that life has offered, from the challenges of commercial flying to the birth of their two daughters, from financial struggles to the event of January 15, 2009. Though the world may remember Sully as the hero of Flight 1549, the legacy he desires even more is that of a loving husband and father.
Highest Duty is the intimate story of a man who has grown up to embrace what we think of as quintessential American values—leadership, responsibility, commitment to hard work, and service to others. And it is a narrative that reminds us that cultivating seemingly ordinary virtues can prepare us to perform extraordinary acts.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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