Who is Sully Sullenberger?
Sully Sullenberger is a retired Airforce fighter pilot and captain who is currently the ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization. He became popular after he successfully ditched the Us Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after both engines were disabled by a bird strike a few minutes after taking off. This article would provide information on Sully Sullenberger biography, age, wife, landing, movie, quotes, Twitter, ICAO, net worth, and other facts about him but let’s take a look at his profile summary.
|Date of birth||January 23, 1951|
Sully Sullenberger Biography
Sully Sullenberger was born on January 23, 1951, in Denison Texas US and he is of mixed ethnicity with his father being a Swiss-German. He grew up in Denison which was named after his mother’s family. Sully had a very high IQ when he was young and he was allowed to join Mensa International where he was the President of the Latin club, a first-chair flutist, and an honor student.
When he was young, he built model planes and aircraft and he became interested in flying after seeing jets from an Air Force base near his house. In 1969, he graduated from Denison High School and when he was just aged 16, he learned how to fly Aeronca Champ 7DC from a private airstrip near his home. After high school, he attended the United States Airforce Academy where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree before proceeding to Purdue University where he graduated in 1973 with a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology, and in 1979, he graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Masters of Public Administration.
Sully Sullenberger Landing
Sully became popular after an emergency water landing of an Airbus A320 belonging to the US Airways flight of which he was the captain. He was the last person to leave the plane after two sweeps to ensure that no one was left behind in the plane. This feat made the then U.S President call him and thank him for saving the lives of the 155 people on board also, he and his crew were honored with the Masters’ Medal by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.
Sully Sulenberger Wife
Sully is married to Lorraine who is a fitness instructor and they got married in 1989. They have two kids together and their identities are unknown.
Sully Sullenberger Movies
A movie titled Sully: Miracle on the Hudson was released to depict the event of the emergency landing. The movie was based on the 2009 autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Tom Hanks played the role of Sully and it received a positive review and also won an award for Best Sound Editing at the 89th Academy awards.
Sully Sullenberger ICAO
On June 25, 2021, United States President Joe Biden nominated Sully to the post of U.S representatives with the rank of an ambassador and this was confirmed by the Senate on Dec 2, 2021.
Sully Sullenberger Twitter
Sully has a verified Twitter account that has over 130k followers and his profile contains a link to his website.
Sully Sullenberger Net worth
Sully has earned a lot of money as a pilot and he has an estimated net worth of $2million with most of his earnings coming from his career as a pilot in the US Navy and commercial flights.