The friendly skies may soon get a little friendlier. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, the pilot of January's Miracle on the Hudson, says he plans to return to the cockpit “soon.” Cameras caught up to Sullenberger yesterday arriving at a Washington D.C., airport. “A lot of our colleagues will take care of you in the air,” he added.
Sullenberger saved 155 lives by safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15. He is an international speaker on airline safety, with some 19,000 hours of service in the air, and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety.
Sullenberger also signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. His memoir, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters,” is due out next month. That will be followed with a collection of inspirational poetry, the publisher says.