He also started the Newman's Own food company, which donates all profits to charity. The aircraft struck a flock of geese, damaging the plane’s engines. Chesley Sullenberger, known as "Sully," the pilot of the US Airways plane that crashed into the Hudson River is being hailed as a hero for successfully landing the plane without any major injuries or fatalities. American biochemist and pharmacologist Gertrude B. Elion helped develop drugs to treat leukemia and prevent kidney transplant rejection. She died in a small plane crash in 1999. The crew evacuated the passengers and Captain Sullenberger left the plane last. He was a flight leader and a training officer and attained the rank of captain while building up experience overseas and at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sully Sullenberger, Aaron Eckhart as Flight 1549 First Officer Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as Lorrie Sullenberger. He turned the aircraft around and ditched it in the Hudson River, saving all 155 people aboard and becoming a national hero and instant celebrity. Edouard Manet was a French painter who depicted everyday scenes of people and city life. Sullenberger was born in Denison, Texas on January 23, 1951. His story has been portrayed in the Michael Finkel book 'True Story' and a related film adaptation. He announced over the intercom, "Brace for impact," and took the plane down onto the water's surface. A top pilot, Sullenberger was the mission commander for Red Flag exercises, in which pilots receive advanced aerial combat training. They have two children. He enrolled in the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1969 and graduated as an officer in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. Directed by Clint Eastwood, Starring Tom Hanks as Capt. He is an actor and writer, known for Sully (2016), Daddy's Home 2 (2017) and Horizon (1964). He also holds master's degrees from Purdue University and the University of Northern Colorado. Sullenberger retired a year later, after 30 years as a commercial pilot. In 1980, Sullenberger joined Pacific Southwest Airlines as a commercial pilot. He retired a year later, wrote his memoirs and concentrated on a new career as an international speaker on airline safety. WASHINGTON, DC – In a new national television ad, today, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tells Americans that we are in control of our own destiny and government, and can return it to a state of unity and responsibility, by voting out Donald Trump. After a plane accident in 1946, he became reclusive. Chesley Sullenberger was born on January 23, 1951 in Denison, Texas, USA as Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III. In the aftermath of the miraculous emergency landing, Sullenberger, an instant hero and international celebrity, received calls of thanks from President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, following his inauguration. The maneuver was a success, and all 155 people onboard flight 1549 survived, and all but a few uninjured. Longtime U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager made history in 1947 as the first person to break the sound barrier in flight. Best known as the Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley Sullenberger (better known as Captain “Sully”) has dedicated his entire adult life to the pursuit of safety. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy married John F. Kennedy Jr. and was considered a trendsetter and fashion icon. In 2009, Sully became a hero overnight on that flight out of LaGuardia Airport. Both engines were damaged, and suddenly neither was providing any thrust. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. © 2020 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Sullenberger's years of airline safety instruction and study paid off on January 15, 2009, when the US Airways plane he was piloting struck a large flock of Canada geese during liftoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport. 1/4 Normally this holiday week, we would be getting ready to celebrate, An ethical leader commands loyalty, rather than demanding it. Sullenberger served as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1980, flying Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom II jets. With air traffic control, Sullenberger discussed his options: either return to LaGuardia or land at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. They have two children. He has been married to Lorrie Sullenberger since June 17, 1989. Sullenberger, a former Air Force fighter pilot and captain, became a worldwide celebrity for his “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing of US … He is an actor and writer, known for Sully (2016), Daddy's Home 2 (2017) and Horizon (1964). Capt. Chesley Sullenberger had been a commercial pilot for 29 years before a plane he was flying out of LaGuardia Airport struck a flock of geese, damaging the plane's engines. He has been married to Lorrie Sullenberger since June 17, 1989. Er führte 2009 erfolgreich eine Notwasserung mit einem Airbus A320 auf US-Airways-Flug 1549 auf dem Hudson River durch. Paul Newman came to be known as one of the finest actors of his time with films like 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'The Hustler.' Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is a former US Airlines pilot, who successfully ditched his passenger plane on the Hudson River after it struck a flock of Canada geese, thereby saving all 155 people aboard. We strive for accuracy and fairness. He also participated in several U.S. Air Force and National Transportation Safety Board accident investigations. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! He was also a member of an aircraft accident investigation board. (Pacific Southwest was acquired in 1988 by what would become US Airways.) Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (Denison (), 23 januari 1951) is een voormalige Amerikaans piloot in de burgerluchtvaart, veiligheidsexpert en ongevallenanalist.Hij werd vooral bekend als de gezagvoerder die de noodlanding van US Airways-vlucht 1549 op de rivier de … His full name is Chesley B. Sully Sullenberger, and his resume can be found at that link. https://www.biography.com/personality/chesley-sullenberger. Chesley Sullenberger was born on January 23, 1951 in Denison, Texas, USA as Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger joins Chuck Rosenberg for a candid discussion on his childhood, his education at the United States Air Force Academy, his passion for flight, and the many challenges facing Americans today.