Summary Of Sully: My Search For What Truly Matters

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“Cactus 1549, we’ve hit birds”, came over in the cockpit as Chesley “Sully” B. Sullenberger and his flight crew lost the plane’s engines to a bird strike. Sully: My Search for What Truly Matters, written by Sully Sullenberger, chronicles the events of January 19, 2009. The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’, Chesley’s successful ditching of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, resulted in zero fatalities and the safety of all 155 passengers and crew members. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger proved that he is talented, selfless, and instinctive. It isn’t every day that a fifteen-year-old is learning to fly. Sully, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, learned to fly from a war pilot instructor, Mr. Cook. Not often would Mr. Cook compliment Sully, seeing as he was a strict, get-it-done kind of person. It hadn’t been far in the lessons when Mr. Cook told Chesley to fly on his own. Sully was never complimented on his solo flight, but Mr. Cook still showed his appreciation for his talent. Airplanes have changed; less of what the plane does in the air is instructed by the pilot. On January 19, 2009, Chesley didn’t have enough altitude to land at any airports in New York City. Chesley showed his talent by pushing the limits of his plane’s control surfaces and landing the plane as if he …show more content…
Sully uses his instincts in many other ways. He models his father when caring for his kids. Adopting Kelly and Katie from birth, he planned to teach them the same values his father taught him; independence, reliability, and a do-it-yourself attitude. Sully also uses his instincts to take his passengers from point A to B, safely. They may never realize it, but Sully, uses his forty or more years of experience as instincts in the cockpit. Sully uses his instinct in day-to-day life. Chesley believes that everything has a system, something he’s learned from flying. From packing his bags, to finishing a task, he does everything

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