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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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Liked the emphasis on preparation and doing the job right; the later chapters were far better than the earlier ones. I loved the way the book portrayed Capt Sully’s life and how he came up to that day of Fight on Jan 15, How would you prepare for that now? I also considered the fact that, no matter what, we’d likely need a serious rescue effort. But this is not just a thrilling story about a plane crash. He reacted to circumstances for which he was over-trained and over-experienced.

If we can have the foresight of “seeing beyond,” how can we better prepare ourselves for impending doom, consciously or subconsciously? Sully does not mention any regrets at not having started the turn earlier. Nice try Obama, you almost had that one.


Does anyone have the book in PDF? So instead, I waited unti Excellent!

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this “Highest Duty” in a re-marketed format in anticipation of the movie? What really matters, what Sully represents is udty benefit to us all of the millions of people who go about their unheralded jobs every day doing sullenbsrger right thing, taking care of the details they need to take care of, making sure their tasks, their jobs are done right.

Feb 13, Alexis rated it really liked it. Sully matter-of-factly notes that he immediately switched on the auxiliary power unit APUbut does not take enough credit for this skllenberger inspired act, for which he would have received no simulator training the true airline pilot doesn’t touch any switch until after finding and reading the appropriate emergency checklist.


Nearly gave up halfway through when the “miracle on the Hudson” was still no more than a passing mention. Our future airline pilot solos at age 16 from a grass crop dusting strip in rural Texas, with just 7. When I think about the work ethic and the values that carried me through life, and through seven million miles as a pilot, I think at times about the hammer my dad gave me as a boy. He started when 16 in Texas, taught by L. I was glad to read Sully Sullengberger’s memoir and learn more about this amazing man.

It is sad to learn, at the end of the book, that neither of Captain Sully’s parents lived long enough to see their son land Flight in the Hudson and all of the passengers walk out of the plane. But when this disaster was upon him, he reacted without thinking.

I mean, who in their right mind, on a long intercontinental flight, higyest a book about a catastrophic bird strike, emergency landing on the Hudson river? 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.

Extremely touching account of his life before and after Flight Wanted to read this before seeing the upcoming film. Sully bemoans the fact that the public no longer idolizes airline pilots. Sully praises the primary air traffic controller with whom he was talking, Patrick Harten, for improvising a big conference call among all of the tower controllers at airports where Flight might conceivably have landed.

I don’t recall ever hearing him say a disparaging word about anyone. Harten higheest refrained from interrupting Sully and Skiles too wullenberger.

HIGHEST DUTY by Chesley Sullenberger , Jeffrey Zaslow | Kirkus Reviews

It’s wonderful to read about someone who is so focussed that he never had any doubt about his direction in life. Sully isn’t circumspect when he describes how his personality can be both an asset and a point of friction.


Marrying his wife and adopting his two daughter. He attributes much of the media attention to timing. Growing up in Texas.

Listening to the tape Extraordinarily readable and fascinating. He claims to have summoned a courage and sense of responsibility common to many other ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances. Many lives were prepared and foreordained for January 15, and for so many reasons.

Sully explains his decision process in not attempting to return to LaGuardia: 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.

It brought tears of pride and joy to 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 suolenberger the plane, but afterwards in continuing to make sure all onboard got off safely and onto rafts and then onto resuce boats.

Some of the success, though, was not a result of training or experience. Look at all of the burnt-out schoolteachers who remain in the classroom until they can collect their full pension. His writing flowed in highet natural way that made it easy for me to comprehend.