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Ne industry politics and procedures licensing reuirements "Safety Regulations And Economic Cutbacks Have "regulations and how economic cutbacks have lax many industry standards All of which is interwoven into chapters building suspense leading up to that fateful day in 2009 And might I say it s one heck of a great read Perhaps one day I ll get the chance to see the movie too FIVE Extraordinarily Readable and Utterly Fascinating Thrilling Memoir of Impeccable Integrity STARS DNF Page 139 The book s beginning was very good He talks about his family and the values he learned from his parents and grandparents But after this there are small texts like a patchwork that tells a lot about air force s technical details and history and his wife kids and coworkers Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger has written with the help of Jeffrey Zaslow a very readable memoir that details not only the specifics of his memorable Hudson River landing of flight 1549 but a very convincing explanation of how he was able to get it done Captain Sullenberger image from Time Magazine The book s subtitle is My Search for What Really Matters and while what Sullenberger reports may be aeronautical it ain t rocket science It was a combination of his own talent as a pilot and thousands of hours piloting aircraft ears and ears of studying airplane systems to understand what caused problems in the past studying all the features of every plane he flew to understand what manuals could teach and what automated systems could and could not do and an ability to rely on his knowledge and training to remain calm and focused in this life threatening emergency In other words he did all the prep all the grunt work one needs to do in order to best perform his job He did not cut corners in his routines He dotted his i s and crossed his t sHis headline event might have been a disastrous one in the hands of a less experienced pilot Yet hiring less experienced pilots is one of the many ways that modern airlines are trying to save money Sullenberger points out many of the changes that have taken place in the industry and seeing those changes through his eyes is one of the best reasons to read this bookSully 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 He repeatedly mentions the names of the members of his flight crew particularly his co pilot And he reports on the of the members of his flight crew particularly his co pilot And he reports on the he received after the event with a heavy dose of humility and self deprecation He does not for example regard himself as a hero seeing heroes as people who choose to perform dangerous acts to save others while the danger he encountered was thrust upon him His life story is somewhat interesting in that it shows the steps along his career that got him to where he is today the opportunities he was afforded the successes he had his passion for flying since childhood his ongoing effort to doing the best job possible what they call at job interviews a commitment to excellence You will learn a bit about life in the Air Force Academy as well What really matters what Sully represents is the benefit to us all of the millions of people who go about their unheralded jobs every day doing the right thing taking care of the details they need to take care of making sure their tasks their jobs are done right In a world notable for sloppiness laziness corner cutting and corruption whether in the highest levels of government the centers of finance in corporate boardrooms or workshop floors it is uplifting to see someone who has dedicated himself to the highest principles of honesty integrity and safety be recognized for his values and his efforts Sully provides an inspiring role model for all who strive to do the right thing all the time. Y and Aaron EckhartSully'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 the. Ronment than the average airport The volume of traffic in the New York area makes it a complicated airspace with so many planes vying for slots to take off and land There are three major airports in close proximity JFK Newark and LaGuardia pluse smaller facilities such as Westchester County Airport in White Plains and Teterboro in New JerseyAll this just adds to the challenge of a normal takeoff but Flight 1549 was not about to Have A Normal TakeoffSullenberger a normal takeoffSullenberger was reminded of how we felt in that momemnt It was if the bottom were falling out of our world Even in the safety of that office at the NTSB it was disturbing for us to hear again the rundown of the engines and to know we had been in the cockpit of that aircraft when that was occurringListening to the tapeI realized that everything really happened in 208 extraordiary time compressed seconds Frankly it was beyond beliefIf ou want to experience those seconds go see the Clint EastwoodTom Hanks adaptation of this book If ou really want to get to know the man Sully Sullenberger get to understand how his life prepared him for those seconds and understand what it means to be a commercial pilot in our current deregulated world read this bookMy thanks to my friend Will Byrnes for steering me in this direction His review as usual is well worth readingWhatever Jeff Zaslow contributed to this autobiography he did not destroy the authentic voice that comes through each and every page While chapters alternate between those directly relevant to flight 1549 and those that take us from a small place in rural Texas to the Air Force Academy flying fighter jets in the Air Force and decades as a commercial pilot for a variety of carries as the industry consolidated Sully says that he knew when he was a little kid that flying planes was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life He had a supportive family that helped him become a licensed pilot well before his 18th birthday What comes through is Sully s dedication to safety from the start This includes his willingness to spend extra time in the mountains of written material and manuals that cover each aspect of every type of aircraft that he was expected to fly This kind of dedication defines a personality type Sully isn t circumspect when he describes how his personality can be both an asset and a point of friction Even his wife who signed on for the long haul knowing this would point out that when he came back from 4 days away he couldn t just ease into the family routine So without giving much further away let me say that I was very impressed with the comprehensive portrait provided by Sully and glad that I didn t miss the opportunity to get to know this man so much better than in the news reports Excellent Extraordinarily readable and fascinating A highly recommendable well written aviation "memoir that is as enlightening as it is entertaining One in which I originally bought with the "that is as enlightening as it is entertaining One in which I originally bought with the of reading on my trip to visit family in North Carolina Then I thought better of it I mean who in their right mind on a long intercontinental flight reads a book about a catastrophic bird strike emergency landing on the Hudson river Not my brightest idea right So instead I waited until safely on the ground and dove in And I was utterly enthralled from page oneSully My Search for What Really Matters is so much than simply a book about an epic aviation mishap Sullenberger Sully assisted by co author Jeffrey Zaslow takes readers through his early ears of aviation envy Riders of the Sea youthful days of flight instruction family life extended militaryearsexperiences as fighter pilot and instructor in addition to his longstanding and exemplary career as commercial pilot Throughout Sully also gives background information on airli. 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 Linne. The Hudson River landing is Absolutely Riveting I Watched Tv riveting I watched tv at the time and have seen the movie twice and those few minutes between the bird strike and the landing were still breathless reading A true American hero the book goes into his early love of flying lessons and his career as a pilot I have profound respect and admiration for Captain Sullenberger Because of his lifetime of hard work and dedication his clear thinking and his respect for life a tragedy was averted that day on the Hudson The book is great describes Captain Sully Sullenburger s life than his heroic successful landing of US Airway flight 1549 into the cold NY Hudson River on January 15 2009 when birds destroyed both engines after takeoff LaGuardia or Newark airports were not alternatives with no engines He glided into the Hudson saved everyoneIt describes his life the commercial airlines Orville Wright s first flight was in 1903 106 Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters years before Flight 1549 people expect no flight accidents 37000 people die in car accidents aear 700 a week that would shut down all airports Similar water landing flights were September s 1944 in Virginia s James River October s 1956 near HawaiiSully was 58 Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) years old on flight 1549 with 42ears flying experience He started when 16 in Texas taught by LTCook in a 2 seater plane first solo flight June 1967 using grass runways Had dreams of flying jets in nearby Perrin Air Force base Graduated the Air Force academy in 1973 named Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship In 1975 competed in Nevada s Red Flag air to air war games between Air Force Marines Navy Great Britain s Royal Air Force held 3 or 4 times per The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts year for deficiencies in Vietnam In 1980 after Vietnam Air Force budgets cuts he was hired by Pacific Southwest Airlines PSA 200 per weekAfter Sept 11 2001 s disaster 911 of the 4 hijacked airplane attacks on the US customer fear to travel resulted in sales salary cutbacks Airlines cut maintenance cost reduced sale prices to attract customers PSA US Airways merged pensions stopped 2004 US Airline Pilots walk in airports with impressive suits but the book says pay is hourly for flying time only 9 hours scheduled to rest between flights sometimes only 6 hours to rest red eyed flights if busy Some pilots in smaller airports paid as low as 16000 perear veteran level pilots not taking the jobsPilots miss families flying 18 days a month Sully met Lorrie married late in life June 1989 38 ears old He misses wife Lorrie adopted daughters Kate Kelly and on all major holidays Rotten Tomatoes link to movie Thoroughly enjoyable story told in a humble no nonsense way It reinforced my belief ordinary people living a life of preparation may do extraordinary things What a ride Sully Sullenberger s life and experiences that prepared him to do the right thing at the right time landing US Air 1549 on the Hudson River and saving all 155 souls aboard is an exercise in diligence integrity "and introspection Sully is a cerebral guy and ou get to hear every "introspection Sully is a cerebral guy and Writing in the Dust: After September 11 you get to hear every he didn t have time to think in the 208 seconds between getting hit by birds and landing in the water I feel as if I ve had a peek into the life of a pilot There is a lot to learn hereI read a new edition of the book titled Sully that was published a few weeks ago and is notet on Goodreads Although the extraordinary brave feat successfully achieved by pilot Sully was so big when it happened and a great movie was successfully made to honour this brave man I personally found this book about his life in general and the incident when his plane came down in the river Hudson in particular rather dry and heavy going I m sure there will be many others though especially pilots who will really enjoy the book For a pilot LaGuardia is a challenging envi. 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 crewOn January 15 2009 the world witnessed Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

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