That's right! The dude who brought down a failing airplane into the Hudson River is joining CBS news as an aviation and safety expert!
That's fantastic, Sully Sullenberger totally deserves the recognition. And with his quick thinking and know how of how to bring a huge failing airplane down safely, we feel like he's probably the most qualified for this for sure!
Here's what his new family had to say:
Describing him as a "genuine hero," CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager said the ex-pilot with nearly 20,000 hours of service will help viewers "better understand the stories involving safety and air travel that seem to pop up all the time."
"He is a remarkable person who has great ability to turn his significant experience into useful insights," he added, nothing that Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety and contribute to CBS News broadcasts and platforms across the news division.
All we have to say about this is… Fab! Great news, Sully!
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Check out this interview (above) with Pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger - who famously landed the US Airways jet on the Hudson River last year - in which he takes a stand against the proposed use of full-body pat-downs and imaging scanners for airline personnel!
We definitely agree that he makes some extremely valid points, but we'd rather that they be safe than sorry!
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This doesn't come as a surprise to us!
The miraculous story of the American hero, Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, who courageously landed a plane onto the Hudson River, will be reliving his brave moments on the big screen.
Yes, the "Miracle on the Hudson" is being made into a movie.
No official word on who's in the running to play Captain Sully, but some are saying fellow pilot Harrison Ford. Other names include Richard Dreyfuss, William H. Macy, and…Alex Trebek?? (It's all about the mustache).
Who would U want to see play Cpt. Sully on the big screen??
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