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'Sully' Sullenberger Can't Stop, Won't Stop

August 7, 2012 at 5:01 PM | by | ()

Living in New York and talking about travel as much as we do, it's inevitable that the "Miracle on the Hudson" come up in conversation. Heck, we ran down the river on a blistery January day just to glimpse the thing. Still, everyone seems to have one question now: "what's Sully up to?"

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, for those who've been living under a very heavy rock the last few years, was the captain of US Airways flight 1549 who successfully executed a water landing on the Hudson River with no loss of life, after bird strikes took out the Airbus A320's engines. He went on to fly again, but not for long. Sully retired just over a year later, in 2010, and went on to do a whole number of things (indeed, Wikipedia has a whole section just on his post-Miracle events and awards).

Now that Sullenberger is the acclaimed author of two bestselling books and an official CBS News expert, he's given our buddies at Conde Nast Traveler an update, touching on more than just his experience. He's also talking about that touchy subject: dealing with mis-behaving seatmates.

Click on over to read Sully's responses to questions like, "What are the biggest challenges of being a pilot today?" and the all-important, "So how do you handle a passenger who’s behaving erratically?"

Rock on, Sully. Rock on.

[Photo: Ingridtaylar/Flickr]

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