Monday, October 19, 2009

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (born January 23, 1951) is an American airline transport pilot (ATP), safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California, who successfully carried out the emergency ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, thus saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft.

Sullenberger is an international speaker on airline safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. As of September 30, 2009, Sullenberger is also the co-chairman of the EAA's Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program. He is the author of Highest Duty, a memoir of his life and of the events surrounding Flight 1549, published by HarperCollins.

Source: Wikipedia


bettyfromtexas said...

Beautifully rendered, Greg!!!

freebird said...

Really nice job!

donna said...

Great drawing of an amazing pilot.

Revelle said...

I'm sure he would love to receive this or a print of this! You're wrk is always awesome and inspiring! Do you sell prints somewhere?

gregjoens said...

Revelle, I sell some prints when requested, but I do not normally advertise them. I should probably send Sully a print. Some others have suggested it also.