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Hero Pilot Chesley Sullenberger

Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (R) and wife Lorraine Sullenberger attend the 50th anniversary celebration for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger attend the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (R) and wife Lorraine Sullenberger attend the 50th anniversary celebration for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (R) and wife Lorraine Sullenberger attend the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Pierre Vimont (C) and Chesley Sullenberger (R) speak during a presentation which saw Sullenberger receive the Officer Award at the French Ambassador's Residence on December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Lorrie Sullenberger (L) and Chesley Sullenberger pose for a photo before Chesley is awarded the Officier Award at the French Ambassador's Residence on December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Pierre Vimont (L) and Chesley Sullenberger speak during a presentation which saw Sullenberger receive the Officer Award at the French Ambassador's Residence on December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Chesley Sullenberger speaks during a presentation where he is awarded the Officier Award at the French Ambassador's Residence on December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Chesley Sullenberger (R) is presented with the Officier Award by French ambassador to the United States Pierre Vimont(L) during a presentation at the French Ambassador's Residence on December 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Paul Onorato (L), and Flight 1549 pilots, Capt. Chesley'Sully' Sullenberger (C) and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (R) participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill on November 10, 2010 in Washigton, DC. The news conference was held by the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA),to address concerns with the Federal Aviation Administration requirements on pilots flight time and duty time. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Flight 1549 pilot, Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill on November 10, 2010 in Washigton, DC. The news conference was held by the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA),to address concerns with the Federal Aviation Administration requirements on pilots flight time and duty time. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Flight 1549 pilots, Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (L) and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (R) participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill on November 10, 2010 in Washigton, DC. The news conference was held by the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA),to address concerns with the Federal Aviation Administration requirements on pilots flight time and duty time. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger III attends the premiere of 'Brace for Impact' at the Walter Reade Theater on January 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
First Officer Jeffrey Skiles and Captain Chesley Sullenberger (R) pose for a group photo with the passengers of US Airways flight 1549 during a reunion to mark the one year anniversary on January 15, 2010. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Lorraine 'Lorrie' Sullenberger and Captain Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger III attend the premiere of 'Brace for Impact' at the Walter Reade Theater on January 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley Sullenberger is mobbed by media as he meets passengers from the US Airways flight 1549 during a reunion to mark the flight's one year anniversary on January 15, 2010. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger III signs copies of his book, 'Highest Duty,' before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee's Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Capitol Hill December 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. representing the U.S. Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), Sullenberger testified about the vulnerability of employees, including pilots, when airlines declare bankruptcy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger III testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Capitol Hill December 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. representing the U.S. Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), Sullenberger testified about the vulnerability of employees, including pilots, when airlines declare bankruptcy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Grand Marshal of the 121st annual Tournment of Roses Parade Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III, pilot of U.S. Airways flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River, waves during the parade on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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One Comment

  1. t!ts and @ss says:

    All that’s true, but I don’t agree with turning all pilots into government employees – in effect nationalizing the airline industry. Taxpayer already subsidizes it at least 50%. Forget the power ambitions, Sully, and just focus on flying.

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