Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart.
Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. 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.
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In 2009, US Airways pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger amazed the nation when he courageously landed a faulty plane on the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board. Coauthored by Sullenberger and journalist Jeffrey Zaslow, this book details the aviator’s most important life lessons. It shows how humble beginnings, a commitment to his craft, and an indispensable support system came together to prepare Sully for that fateful day. This charming memoir—full of homespun stories of his formative experiences, from discovering planes to becoming a father—reveals the making of an American hero.
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This book was great! It was different from the movie. The book never mentions that Sully and his co-pilot were accused of not returning to an airport because there was only one engine out. Clearly from the book, both engines were inoperable.
A great, easy read and lesson in humanity for everyone.
If you love aviation it is a must read. The ultimate crown of a career aviator. To be dealt a bad hand and play it with precision to save the lives of 155 souls plus crew. I could not put it down!