Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters/ Chesley B. Sullenberger lll/ 340 pages

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters is a memoir of the events of January 15, 2009 and much more.  The author retraces his youth in Texas beginning with his love of flight and flying lessons at the age of 16.  He moves on to his military career and finally his work for Southwest Pacific Air and US Air.  Interspersed are the events of January 15 which culminated in the safe landing of US Air Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.  Through out the book Sully stresses that he is not a hero, he simply did what he had been trained to do.  The read is easy and not overly technical.  The book contains the actual cockpit conversation with the pilots and air traffic control from January 15.  The reader also gets to meet Sully's family and his thoughts on family life.

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