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[S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2016.
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368 p.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. To Sullenberger, a pilot with forty years of flying experience who is also a safety consulting expert, the landing was not a miracle but rather the result of years of practice and training -- wisdom he gained in the cockpit of U.S. Air Force jets and in his Texas boyhood. Born to a World War II veteran and dentist father and an elementary school teacher mother, Sully fell in love with planes early. He learned to fly as an eager 16-year-old from a crop duster, an older neighbor in north Texas, who took off and landed his fragile plane on the grass field behind his house. While Sully's father encouraged his interest in flying, he also imparted stern advice he'd learned from his Navy service during World War II: a commander is responsible for everyone in his care -- and those words have shaped Sully's life and work and continue to guide him today. This book reveals the important lessons Sully learned through childhood, in his military service, and in his work as a commercial airline pilot.
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"Previously published under the title 'Highest duty'"--Title-page verso.
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A flight you'd never forget -- A pilot's life -- Those who came before me -- "Measure twice, cut once" -- The gift of girls -- Fast, neat, average -- Long-term optimist, short-term realist -- This is the Captain speaking -- Showing up for life -- Anything is possible -- Managing the situation -- The view from above -- Sudden, complete, symmetrical -- Gravity -- One hundred fifty-five -- Stories heard, lives touched -- A wild ride -- Home -- The question -- Appendix A: Flight path of Flight 1549, January 15, 2009 -- Appendix B: National Transportation Safety Board cockpit voice recorder transcript excerpt.
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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks

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, starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney.

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. - (HARPERCOLL)

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