ATP Sullenberger 'Sully' Set to Fly Again
American airline transport pilot (ATP) Chesley Burnett 'Sully' Sullenberger III, who was responsible for carrying out the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, saving all 155 persons on-board, is set to fly again.
US Airways says Capt. Chesley Sullenberger will return to the cockpit as a management pilot and will also join the Tempe, Arizona-based airline's safety management team.
A date for his return to flying status wasn't announced by the airline on Monday. Sullenberger says he has missed working and looks forward to his return to the sky.
Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully," was hailed as a hero after he and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles managed to glide their Airbus A320 into the water in full view of Manhattan's skyscrapers after its engines were disabled by a flock of geese. The 155 people on board all survived.