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: My Search for What Really Matters
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. On January 15,the world witnessed a re 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.
On January 15,the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all passengers and crew.
His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. 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.
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I would very much like to read it because I saw the movie and I think that the book has much more to offer even though the movie was extraordinary too. Thank you very much and I would really appreciate for your help: Extremely touching account of his life before and after Flight Much more …more I don’t have the book in PDF but highly recommend reading the book!
Much more than what the movie has to offer. Is this “Highest Duty” in a re-marketed format in anticipation of the movie? The subheading is the same, but this is listed as a separate book. See all 4 questions about Sully…. Lists with This Book. 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.
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 sullebberger.
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. 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. View all 21 comments. Apr 11, HBalikov rated it it was amazing.
Highest Duty by Captain Chesley Sullenberger – Review | | BookPage
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. It was if the bottom were falling out of our world. Even in the safety of that office at the NTSB, it was disturbing for us dutg hear again the rundown of the engines, and to know we had been in the sullenverger of that aircraft when that was occurring Listening to the tape I realized that everything really happened in extraordiary time-compressed seconds.
Frankly, it was beyond belief. If you really want to get to know the man, “Sully” Sullenberger; get to understand how his life prepared him for those seconds; and, zullenberger what it means sullenbergr be a commercial pilot in our current deregulated world; read this book. My thanks to my friend Will Byrnes for steering me in this direction.
His review, as usual, is well worth reading. Whatever Jeff Zaslow contributed to this autobiography he did not destroy the authentic voice that comes through each and every page.
While dutg alternate between those directly relevant to flight and those that take us from a small place in rural Texas to the Air Force Academy, flying highestt jets in the Air Force and decades as a commercial pilot for a variety of carries as the industry consolidated.
Sully says that he knew when he was a little kid that flying planes was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He had a supportive family that helped him become a licensed pilot well-before his 18th birthday. What comes through is Sully’s dedication to safety from the start. This highesg his willingness to spend extra time in the mountains of written material and manuals that cover each aspect of every type of aircraft that he was expected to fly.
This kind of dedication defines a personality type. Sully isn’t circumspect when he describes how his personality can be both an asset and a point of friction. Even his wife, who signed on for the long haul knowing this, would point highesg that when he came back from 4 days away he couldn’t just ease into the family routine.
So, without giving much further away, let me sullenerger that I was very impressed with the comprehensive portrait provided by Sully and glad that I didn’t miss the opportunity to get to know this man so much better than in the news reports.
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. Skllenberger 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 unti Excellent!
So instead, I waited until safely on the ground and dove in. And I was utterly enthralled from page one. My Search for What Really Matters is so much more than simply a book about an epic aviation mishap.
Throughout, Sully also gives background dutt on airline industry politics and procedures, licensing requirements, safety regulations and how economic cutbacks have made lax many industry standards. All of which is interwoven into alternating chapters, building suspense, leading up to that fateful day in And might I say, it’s one heck of a great read. Perhaps one day I’ll get the chance to see the movie, too.
There is a lot to learn here. View all 3 comments. Jun 21, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: LaGuardia or Newark airports were not alternatives with no engines. Sully was 58 years old on flight with 42 years flying experience. He started when 16 in Texas, taught by L. Cook vuty a 2-seater plane, first solo flight June using grass runways. Had dreams of flying jets in nearby Perrin Air Force base.
US Airline Pilots walk in airports with impressive suits, but the book says pay is hourly for flying time only. Rotten Tomatoes link to movie 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.
Dec 16, Dagny rated it it was amazing. The Hudson River landing is absolutely riveting! I watched tv jighest 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. Very highfst story on Chesley’s life and the events of Flight that crash landed successfully on the Hudson river in New York just 5 minutes after takeoff in Jan after a flock of Canada geese took out both engines.
All 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 a Very inspirational story on Chesley’s life and the events of Flight that crash landed successfully on the Hudson river in New York just 5 minutes after takeoff in Jan after a flock of Bighest geese took out both engines.
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 on board.
It brought tears of pride and joy dutj my eyes reading the account of the last moments of the flight and the way they reacted with grace and courage under fire, not only upon successfully landing the plane, but afterwards in continuing to make sure all onboard got off safely and onto rafts and then onto resuce boats.
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. You can tell he’s dedicated to his craft, with a love of flying from a young age, beginning his piloting career by starting to fly small planes when he was 16, going on to serve a stint in the US Air Force and then becoming a commercial pilot.