Scottsdale, Arizona – Be sure and check out the number one box office hit “Sully” starring Tom Hanks, directed by Clint Eastwood and based on Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s Autobiography Highest Duty. Sullenberger wanted the film to encompass “that sense of our common humanity as a recurring theme”
noting that the event depicted in the film took place shortly after 2008’s Great Recession. “People were wondering if everything was about self interest and greed, they were doubting basic human nature then all these people acted together, selflessly, to get something really important done.”
In the film the captain was asked by the NTSB if looking back on that faithful day, would he do anything differently. Sully’s response was no. His training and pilot’s instinct kicked in and he would do it all the same. Sullenberger said: “One way of looking at this might be that for 42 years, I’ve been making small, regular deposits in this bank of experience, education and training. And on January 15 the balance was sufficient so that I could make a very large withdrawal. “When his copilot, Jeff Skiles, was asked the same question, Skiles said he would have ditched the plane in July!
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, captivated Scottsdale during the recent JLL ESC conference held at the beautiful Hyatt at Gainey Ranch Resort. Peter Jordan was honored to photograph the American hero.