- Author Chesley B. Sullenberger
Read this after watching the film adaptation of this story. The book reminded me very much of Chris Hadfield’s memoir, as they both had quite similar starts to a flying career, and also similar methodical and logical outlooks on life.
The book dips back and forth in time to talk about the Hudson river landing and how life leading up to that day prepared Sully for everything that happened. I found it inspirational to read about how he doesn’t consider himself a hero, but that working hard and diligently preparing for every eventually allowed him to land the plane successfully. It’s not always about being the brave hero, but sometimes being the one squirrelling away in the background doing the job well can also make a difference.
Great book, modest and honest, and a nice insight behind a tale that could have been a disaster but worked out as one of the most positive incidents in New York for a long time.