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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I loved the way the book portrayed Capt Sully’s life and how he came up to that day of Fight on Jan 15, Many lives were prepared and foreordained for January 15, and for so many reasons. Maude McDaniel writes from Maryland. He had done this inadvertently because of the way the engine control panel was designed and the proximity of similar engine control switches. Never miss an issue! The sullenbergre are enticed with a minute aerobatic ride in a T jet trainer: Joining the Air Force and flying fighter planes for years.

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

I enjoyed reading about his passion for flying starting at age 5 and how he began lessons at age I vow to now pay attention to the flight attendants when they go through the safety features before the flight begins!

Nice try Obama, you almost had that one. Sully does a useful walk up and down the cabin and then dufy procedure by grabbing the emergency locator transmitter ELT and handing it to a passenger in a raft. Sullenbergsr my brightest idea, right?


I’m so glad I highesr this before watching the film. Sully tells a story about how he and his wife made extensive plans for a September hike to the top of Mt.

Though the TSA does exercise some discretion, e. Reminding me that aullenberger really are all connected in different ways on different planes. A true American hero, the book goes into his early love of flying, lessons and his career as a pilot. What comes through is Sully’s dedication to safety from the start.

He also shares about the rest of his life. Sully was 58 years old on flight with 42 years flying experience. Captain Sully’s entire day consists of a LaGuardia out-and-back. His actions were not voluntary.

But by the end, I liked learning about how his attention to detail and personal commitment to safety really made the difference between life and death for those passengers. The staple diet of first officers at the regional airline where I worked were Biscoff cookies delicious and peanuts reliable trigger for rage directed at the flight attendant by mothers of today’s fragile youth.

Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters | Sully Sullenberger

He notes that the airlines no longer provide meals for the crew on long flights, even though they are catering the flight with meals for at least the first class passengers.


He reflects on struggles in his dty life, including some sad family events with his parents and not being able to be there for his own wife and two adopted daughters the way he would have liked, since he had many flight schedules which kept him away for 4 days at a time. He vowed not to become like those indifferent onlookers in Queens.

This book was written later the same year. What does the average American parent give a kid these days? The next chapter starts out with “I grew up in a home where each of us had our own hammer.

Highest Duty by Captain Sully

Sully discusses a lot of military flying accidents. Nor does sullennberger wife. This chapter starts off with a family ski trip to Lake Tahoe. Listening to the tape Preview — Sully by Chesley B.

He had a supportive family that helped him become a licensed pilot well-before his 18th birthday.

Some people may think this book is too long, sullennerger his personal background is necessary to understand how his life experiences produced the character and ability required to land this plane.