Sully: My Search for What re­ally Mat­ters

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

Au­thors: Ch­es­ley B. Sul­len­berger III & Jef­frey Zaslow Pub­lisher: Wil­liam Mor­row & Com­pany ISBN: 9780062564320

ON JAN 19, 2009, Cap­tain “Sully” Sul­len­berger was fly­ing from La Guardia Air­port when the plane was hit by a flock of geese, caus­ing it to lose both en­gines.

Sully did an emer­gency wa­ter land­ing on the Hud­son River. All 155 pas­sen­gers and crew were saved. Sully him­self was branded a hero of the whole event, known as the Mir­a­cle on the Hud­son.

Most of the book fo­cuses on this pi­lot’s back­ground, how fly­ing be­came his pas­sion, his time and train­ing in the mil­i­tary and how he started to fly with com­mer­cial air­craft.

When he de­scribed the event over the Hud­son, I liked how he re­called the ways the cabin crew were work­ing hard try­ing to find an al­ter­na­tive land­ing spot, even as they were los­ing al­ti­tude.

I was im­pressed by how he never took all the credit him­self, and tried to turn the spot­light on the res­cuers who came fol­low­ing the crash. He also ex­plained how team­work, be­ing pre­pared and hav­ing hope were im­por­tant lessons that he learnt that time, and which in­spired him to be a bet­ter per­son.

This book is for those in­ter­ested in avi­a­tion, or who en­joy in­spir­ing sto­ries. – Kevin Low

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