Chesley B “Sully” Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways flight 1549.
Want to know more about this amazing man? This is what it says on his website:
Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III is a captain for a major U.S. airline with over 40 years of flying experience. A former U.S. Air Force (USAF) fighter pilot, he has served as an instructor and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman, accident investigator and national technical committee member. He has participated in several USAF and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigations. His ALPA safety work led to the development of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular. Working with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, he coauthored a paper on error inducing contexts in aviation. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Crew Resource Management (CRM) course used at his airline and has taught the course to hundreds of his colleagues. Sully is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S.), Purdue University (M.S.) and the University of Northern Colorado (M.A.). He was a speaker on two panels at the High Reliability Organizations (HRO) 2007 International Conference in Deauville, France May 29-31, 2007. He has just been named a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
As far as the flight attendants onboard flight 1549, I’m still waiting to hear something, anything, other than they all survived. A reliable source told me…
“I’ve heard the date of hire for flight attendants were 1969, 1980, and 1981. All senior. They had lots of luck & experience on their side.”
Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...