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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He used some technical airplane terms, however they were always explained in a simple way for those with little knowledge about flying. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His history and past experiences put together with his upbringing and personal beliefs about how to live life helped him to do what he had to do to save his passengers.

I love the backstory to Sullenberger’s life the best and showcases why he was just doing what he had been trained to do, and why being declared a hero in the eyes of the world was hard for him to understand and come to terms with. Every single person aboard the flight survived. If you’re a Nietzsche lover I think this goes against his teachings so forget about that and look at this fresh point of view.

BookPage review by Maude McDaniel. Sully praises the primary air traffic controller with whom he was talking, Patrick Harten, for improvising a big conference call among all of the tower controllers at airports where Flight might conceivably have landed. I have profound respect and admiration for Captain Sullenberger.

We all saw it multiple times.

Sully was the perf Wow. Sullenberger admits, he is just an average guy and the writing bears that out. I hate the airline industry. These flight horror stories that he shares are wild. May 17, Brittany rated it it was amazing.

If we can have the foresight of “seeing beyond,” how can we better prepare ourselves for impending doom, consciously or subconsciously? His time at the Air Force Academy and his later training to fly fighter jets was very interesting.


Skiles was an experienced Boeing pilot making his first trip in the Airbus after some simulator time and then a few dozen training hours with a “check airman”. Although that ending about him was shocking. Like the best pilots, Sully just got there a little early. Man, I ate this book up.

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Sully is a gracious man and makes a considerable effort to let be known how much of a team effort was involved in his watery landing. Nor would he have been expected to. He udty a memoir later that year. And might I say, it’s one heck of a great read.

The reader never learns what, if anything, was wrong with the plane.

Highest Duty by Captain Sully

They act courageously or responsibly, and their efforts are described as if they opted to act that way on the spur of the moment This is standard procedure for controllers–and pilots, too–involved in an accident. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide.

Four or five legs of this length would be typical for a regional airline pilot’s duty period. These values were instilled in him early on, and it’s really interesting to see how his childhood shaped him dtuy the pilot who landed an airplane on the Hudson with all passengers making it back on land safely.

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.

I didn’t realize how well they get trained.

It highlights the background of Sullenberger’s military service and shows how his ethical standards to do what is right proved right despite all the flight tests to prove him wrong. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Marrying his wife and adopting his two daughter.

There is no time to train for a disaster when it is happening. A tool so that he can be useful to other household sullrnberger He also sounded frustrated with and exhausted by a lot of irrational and customer-unfriendly company policies. Having not seen the film adaptation, I wanted to read Sully’s account of landing his plane on the Hudson, along with finding out more about him highhest an individual.

I was a bit disappointed that after describing the events leading up to and during the landing of his plane, he did not go into any great detail about the investigation that was done suplenberger instead mainly addressing the cockpit conversation. Sullenbergwr Sully gets around to the defining incident of his life that catapulted him into the spotlight and arrives at something millions have suspected ever since those riveting pictures of the downed plane and its passengers first appeared on our TV screens: He lives life fully with the intention of making life easier for others, and doing his absolute best at any task at hand.

Sullenberger also addresses the dramatic water rescue and his post-flight celebrity, and he answers some of the many moving messages he received. 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.

What events could we ensure that we come off conqueror? Which ones would steam roll right over us?