Highest Duty : My Search for What Really Matters
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. To Sullenberger, a calm, steady pilot with forty years of flying experience, the landing was not a miracle but rather the result of years of practice and training wisdom he gained in the cockpit of US Air Force jets and in his Texas boyhood. Highest Duty reveals the important lessons Sully learned through childhood, in his military service, and in his work as a commercial airline pilot. At heart, it is a story of hope and preparedness - that life's challenges can be met if we are ready for them - reminding us that, even in these days filled with war, tragedy, and economic uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 162 x 231 x 25mm | 496g
- 23 Oct 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- New South Wales, Australia