Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters
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 aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide.
Highest Duty is Sully's storyâ€”a story of dedication, hope, and preparedn...more
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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, ye ...more
All this just adds to the challenge of a normal takeoff, but Flight 1549 was not about to have a ...more
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 intention 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 unti ...more
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It describes his life & the commercial airlines. Orville Wright's first flight was in 1903, 106 years before Flight 1549 & people expect no fli ...more
He reacted to circumstances for which he was over-trained and over-experienced. A pilot with regular training, who had not had Air Force training on jets, 40 years of experience flying, years of study of what went wrong in airplane disasters as well as how to prevent them, and military training and discipline, would ...more
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Sully is written by pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger along with writer Jeffrey Zaslow. This pairing seems to have been a perfect fit because the writing style matched so well with the type of person Sully is. Sully is a regular guy, who loves his job and sees the importance of p ...more
I also love the stories he told about how what he (and his crew) did touched so many different people in different ways. Reminding me that we really are all conn ...more
Undoubtedly, everything in Sully's past helped prepare him for what could have been a disastrous bird strike and subsequent successful landing.
Glider Training He discounts his training as a glider pilot, noting instead that he relied on energy ma ...more
It's also nice to see that it seems it hasn't go ...more