Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger Retires
The brave pilot is hanging up his cap.
‘Hero of The Hudson’ Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was eager to return to work in September of last year, making the news of his retirement all the more surprising.
The pilot who safely landed his US Airways jet on the Hudson River in January 0f 2009 announced his decision early Wednesday.
“Though I am retiring, I will continue to serve as the same kind of advocate I have always been — not only for aviation safety, but for the airline piloting profession,” he said in a statement. “I will work to remind the entire industry — and those who manage and regulate it — that we have a sacred duty to our passengers to do the very best that we know how to do.” (NPR)