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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Sully is the salt of the earth. Be the first to discover new talent! Sully explains his decision process in not attempting to return to LaGuardia: Had dreams of flying jets in nearby Perrin Air Force base.

You can tell by reading this that Chesley is a “humble hero” and doesn’t even like being considered a hero, just someone trained to do a job and reacting to his many years of training.

His review, as usual, is well worth reading. How will they lead us in the future? He and his crew were able to save the passengers. Beyond this, though, his lifetime value of people and understanding of personal relationships were revealed.

I don’t know how he had such a level head during it all. He also shares about the rest of his life. Sullenberger admits, he is just an average guy and the writing bears that sullenbefger. An interesting enough guy sulelnberger an interesting enough life eventually caught in an extraordinary situation. Two-thirds of the way into the book. The incident happened on January 15,and William Morrow brought out This is the pilot who brought an airliner in for a dead-stick landing on the Hudson River in He claims to have summoned a courage and sense of responsibility common to many other ordinary suloenberger faced with extraordinary circumstances.

We all saw it multiple times. Sully did take some advantage of the advanced Airbus flight control systems described in Fly by Wire: But how can a pilot reader learn from this?


This is not the story of a hero. Lorrie is an employee in the marketing department. Whatever Jeff Zaslow contributed to uighest autobiography he did not destroy the authentic voice that comes through each and every page.

In fact, I suolenberger. Patrick was secluded in that office with a union rep.

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

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. He reflects on struggles in his own 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.

How could today’s activities and what we do highedt our time prepare us for a life changing event such as this one in the Hudson River? Sully is a gracious man highhest makes a considerable effort to let be known how much of a team effort was involved in his watery landing. It was all a bit self-professed and preachy – love my family, love my job, love my country – for me to enjoy it more.

A very insightful look into the airline industry, some history on airline safety learned the hard way and the life of pilot Chesley ‘Sully” Sullenberger who landed his broken aircraft safely in the Hudson River saving all onboard. Sullemberger also addresses the dramatic water rescue and his post-flight celebrity, and he answers some of the many moving messages he received.

Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

Sully spent the final years of the War getting a master’s degree at Purdue and then in Air Force flight school and eventually learning to fly the F To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is a hour rest period, but much of it is taken up with getting to and from the hotel, eating dinner, and showering. It couldn’t have duth a more text book crash landing and one that saved the lives of everyone on board the plane.


An education in history, humanity, and humility for sure. Even when he goes into technicalities it never feels like a boring science lesson, the pace is always fairly quick and the technical terms are explained in an easy manner.


May 17, Brittany rated it it was amazing. I easily give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. And might I say, it’s one heck of a great read. Really, the value of this book is in reading how average people, like Mr.

He reacted to circumstances for which he was over-trained and over-experienced. His father was a very hands-on person who always had a new project or idea to try.

If we can have the foresight of “seeing beyond,” how can we better prepare ourselves for impending doom, consciously or subconsciously? Joining the Air Force and flying fighter planes for years.

Skiles was an experienced Boeing pilot making his first trip in the Airbus after some simulator time and then a few dozen training hours with a “check airman”. If you’re a Nietzsche lover I think this goes against his teachings so forget about that and look at this fresh point of view.

Sullenberger, can rise to meet extraordinary challenges. Dec 16, Dagny rated it it was amazing.