Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Good Book Sully My Search for What Really Matters published Now a

Good Book Sully: My Search for What Really Matters published 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 crew.On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a reNow 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 crew.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 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 Linney and Aaron Eckhart.Sully 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 them.. A viral Book Sully: My Search for What Really Matters 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.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, years and years 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”s.His 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 book.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. He repeatedly mentions the names of the members of his flight crew, particularly his co-pilot. And he reports on the attention 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.

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  1. Chesley Burnett Sully Sullenberger III is an American airline transport pilot ATP , safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California,who successfully carried out the emergency ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, thus saving the lives of the 155 people on the aircraft He is an international speaker on airline safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety As of September 30, 2009, Sullenberger is also the co chairman of the EAA s Young Eagles youth introduction to aviation program.

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  1. 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.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, years and [...]


  2. For a pilot, LaGuardia, is a challenging environment 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 Jersey All this just adds to the challenge of a normal takeoff, but Flight 1549 was not about to have a normal take [...]


  3. 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 until safel [...]


  4. 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 you get to hear every thought 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 here I read a new [...]



  5. 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 everyone.It describes his life the commercial airlines Orville Wright s first flight was in 1903, 106 years before Flight 1549 people expect no flight accidents 37,000 people die i [...]


  6. 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.


  7. The Hudson River landing is absolutely riveting I watched tv coverage 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.


  8. Very inspirational story on Chesley s life and the events of Flight 1549 that crash landed successfully on the Hudson river in New York just 5 minutes after takeoff in Jan 2009 after a flock of Canada geese took out both engines All 155 onboard survived Through the dedication to his craft and also to his copilot and three crew members, they were able to stay calm in the midst of a harrowing experience, react to the best of their abilities, and make split second decisions to save the lives of all [...]


  9. I enjoyed this book The author makes the case that his miraculous landing of the disabled plane on the Hudson last January was a culmination of a life lived paying attention to what he was doing especially flying and carefully following the rules I enjoyed reading about his passion for flying starting at age 5 and how he began lessons at age 16 It s wonderful to read about someone who is so focussed that he never had any doubt about his direction in life His time at the Air Force Academy and his [...]


  10. Most people when they see this book will probably think that it is only about the now famous Miracle on the Hudson airplane accident that captivated the nation in Jan 2009 But it is actually a lot than that Mr Sullenberger, with the aid of Mr Zaslow, have written a fine autobiography about his life, the love of flying he has had since he was a young boy, and the values and life experiences that prepared him for this one in a billion emergency As Mr Sullenberger admits, he is just an average guy [...]


  11. An interesting enough guy with an interesting enough life eventually caught in an extraordinary situation It was all a bit self professed and preachy love my family, love my job, love my country for me to enjoy it Nearly gave up halfway through when the miracle on the Hudson was still no than a passing mention I can see how this would be appealling if I was American.


  12. Reading this is like sitting down and hearing some anecdotes from the author, not quite enough for a full biography Liked the emphasis on preparation and doing the job right the later chapters were far better than the earlier ones Wanted to read this before seeing the upcoming film.


  13. For serious Sully fans only I love Sully because he is a conscientious nerd However, conscientious nerds life stories don t make for the best books Still, I love the Sully.


  14. I imagine most people have heard about the jet that was forced to land in the Hudson River in January of 2009 wow was it that long ago Chesley B Sullengerger was the pilot of that jet He instantly became famous after that historic landing He wrote a memoir later that year 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 He also shares about the rest of his life Growing up in Texas Joining the Air F [...]


  15. Loved it How he s explaining what he does, his thoughts, his life up to this incident People may not think to much of pilots and that but they do an amazing job day in day out without them we couldn t get anywhere


  16. This is not the story of a hero Sullenberger does not call himself a hero Nor does his wife His actions were not voluntary He did not run into a burning building to save someone 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 not h [...]


  17. Sometimes in own lives, we have the distinct privilege of seeing a miracle in our life, yet on January 15, 2009, 155 people on US Airways flight 1549 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 It couldn t have been a text book crash landing and one that saved the lives of everyone on board the plane But what lingers a [...]


  18. An Excellent book An education in history, humanity, and humility for sure But this is not just a thrilling story about a plane crash No I am left with an overall sense of a kind of peace A warm feeling around my heart Yes But the grace in which Sully lived, and lives still, and his love of flying It s a very unexpectedly different, but fantastic, book then I thought it would be You simply MUST READ THIS BOOK I will be forever changed, gratefully so, because Sully, The Crew, and the passengers w [...]


  19. Having not seen the film adaptation, I wanted to read Sully s account of landing his plane on the Hudson, along with finding out about him as an individual The writing in the book does tend to skip around and circle back to different topics 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 following instead mainly addressing the cockpit conversation Overall the bo [...]



  20. Wow 5.5 stars Man, I ate this book up It was put together so well with tons of details If you think about it, it s just a story about the crash into the Hudson, but when you dig deep it was so much than that one event Many lives were prepared and foreordained for January 15, 2009 and for so many reasons It s amazing how this story gave hope to thousands at a time when there was nothing but despair and uncertainty for our country This was like a fairy tale disaster Sully was the perfect person t [...]


  21. Highest Duty was a fascinating and insightful book Written by Chesley Sully Sullenberger, it describes the Miracle on the Hudson and how Sullenberger s past experiences have helped him throughout his career The Miracle on the Hudson refers to Flight 1549, an airplane piloted by Sully The flight took off from the LaGuardia Airport in New York City A few minutes into the trip, the plane was struck by birds and lost power in both engines Sullenberger tried to return the plane to the airport, but it [...]


  22. As someone who frequently travels I had a feeling Sully would interest me When the movie came out I was always overcome with emotion that I couldn t explain every time I saw the previews on tv or at the movie theater 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 prepara [...]


  23. Much of this autobiography is as heavy handed as its subtitle, and I d normally rate it three stars, but it gets an extra star because its Sully, dammit, and even though he s a bit of a dork, he landed that plane like a steely eyed motherfucker just doing some shit that needed to get done I cried gallons, even than when I watched the Tom Hanks movie last fall.



  24. Sully is an extraordinary person, someone who rises above life s mundane moments to be excellent in the things that he does That daily, consistent effort lead him to be prepared when his flight 1549 encountered the flock of geese which took out the two engines on his jet passenger plane He and his crew were able to save the passengers.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 connected [...]


  25. While by no means a piece of literature, this book told Sully s story well in an unvarnished and straight forward manner that mirrors his pragmatic, honest personality It was a pleasant and flowing read which might be a surprise considering the harrowing circumstances that led to this book , again reflecting Sully Sullenberger s avoidance of the melodramatic Even though Sully doesn t see himself as a hero, I, like so many others, will still insist on considering him just that.


  26. A thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring book, I could sense the guidance of writer Jeffrey Zaslow throughout this amazing story of the life of pilot Chesley Sullenberger who landed U.S Air flight 1549 in the Hudson River on a very cold January afternoon 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 manag [...]


  27. This was a really interesting story I learned a lot about the aviation industry I was very impressed with the author and how he lived his life Because of how hard he worked at being an excellent pilot, he was able to avoid a catastrophic plane crash Great read.


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