US Airways pilot, ‘Hudson Hero’ is former Air Force

Air Force officials just provided this photo of whom the media are labeling ‘The Hudson Hero’.

Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger is the U.S. Airways pilot who is credited with safely landing his passenger aircraft in the Hudson River January 15, 2009 — no one was killed in the crash. Check out this article on the former Airman from Time.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Norton Schwartz said: “His Air Force is proud. Not only did he show remarkable airmanship, but also the commitment of being the captain of his ship.”

The picture is courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. Sullenberger is a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and also served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1973-1980.

A pilot from Hickam Air Force Base spoke with a Honolulu television station Friday about his memories of flying with Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who made an emergency water landing without loss of life Thursday when his commerical aircraft lost power after takeoff. Read more!

Posted by Capt. David Faggard, Air Force Public Affairs.