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(Yahoo)   Capt. Chesley Sullenberger reports for duty. Good to have you back, Sully   ( finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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2009-09-28 10:36:40 PM  
Cool.
 
2009-09-28 10:43:42 PM  
that guy must have trouble walking with the huge brass balls he has.
 
2009-09-28 11:00:17 PM  
Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?
 
2009-09-28 11:03:20 PM  

The Icelander: Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?


I was thinking that. I can just imagine the reaction on the plane if the passengers find out Sully's their pilot. shiat, I'd pay extra for him to be in the Big Chair next time I fly.
 
2009-09-28 11:04:03 PM  
I think he's the only man in the world whose brass balls double as flotation devices.
 
2009-09-28 11:20:53 PM  
overheard in a board room...
marketing: make him a manager
management: but he's a pilot
marketing: he's a pr blue chip. hell, make him a managing pilot!
management: ummmm
marketing: and he needs to be on the safety board asap
management: uhhhhhh
marketing: oh hells yeah! this is gonna be rad. we'll totally tweet about pre-press releases and everything
management: if you say so

seriously though, i'm glad he's back at the controls, especially since that's where he seems to want to be
 
2009-09-28 11:27:34 PM  
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Unavailable for comment.

/hawt
 
2009-09-29 12:23:11 AM  
Chesley? No wonder he goes by "Sully".

Glad to see he's dealing with the fame well. That's a moment of greatness that'll always follow him. It could be a lot of pressure for some. Fortunately, he seems to be the sort of fellow who deals with pressure well.
 
2009-09-29 12:38:56 AM  
The dude is a badass.

Best of luck to him.
 
2009-09-29 01:20:48 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The Icelander: Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?

I was thinking that. I can just imagine the reaction on the plane if the passengers find out Sully's their pilot. shiat, I'd pay extra for him to be in the Big Chair next time I fly.


It'll be a farking party. I have several transport pilots in my family and they usually fly regular legs from one airport to another or a a few regularly. I'd say that if one looked up the original flight plan and the time of day again, ya might have a decent chance of him being the pilot in command.
 
2009-09-29 01:23:18 AM  
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2009-09-29 01:26:35 AM  
FTFA: "US Airways is an industry leader when it comes to safety..." -CEO Doug Parker


I do believe this man would like to have a word with you....

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along with the families of those from Flight 5050, 1493, 405, 1016, 427...
 
2009-09-29 01:28:07 AM  
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2009-09-29 01:28:11 AM  
What's he been doing for the past few months? Just hanging out?
 
2009-09-29 01:28:27 AM  
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2009-09-29 01:29:30 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: What's he been doing for the past few months? Just hanging out?


He's been un-puckering his arshole!
 
2009-09-29 01:30:03 AM  
Sully would ALMOST make it worthwhile to fly US Airways.

But not through PHL. The airport where your bags go in, but don't come out. Ever.

Although your electronics were sighted on a greasy guy in South Jersey.
 
2009-09-29 01:30:05 AM  
Given the choice between a pilot that hasn't ever crashed a plane, and one that has but saved a bunch of people, I'd choose the pilot who didn't fly through a gaggle of geese.
 
2009-09-29 01:31:01 AM  
Just want to know how it was that divers were able to find Sullenberger's passport a few days later, and on the deck of the Intrepid at that.
 
2009-09-29 01:31:41 AM  
Mad_Radhu
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What the fack is that supposed to be?
 
2009-09-29 01:32:22 AM  

The Icelander: Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?


Why? He has crashed more planes than 99% of pilots out there. Not good odds.
 
2009-09-29 01:32:58 AM  
Hero tag not working today?
 
2009-09-29 01:32:59 AM  

RoyBatty: Just want to know how it was that divers were able to find Sullenberger's passport a few days later, and on the deck of the Intrepid at that.



It's that damn liberal conspiracy!
 
2009-09-29 01:33:01 AM  
What the fack is that supposed to be?

It's a naked Obama slithering off his unicorn to gently pilot the plane to safety while Swamp Thing watches.
 
2009-09-29 01:34:04 AM  

T-Luv: The Icelander: Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?

Why? He has crashed more planes than 99% of pilots out there. Not good odds.


He got his out of the way.
 
2009-09-29 01:37:24 AM  
Mad_Rahu: W. T. F.
 
2009-09-29 01:38:05 AM  

Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: What the fack is that supposed to be?

It's a naked Obama slithering off his unicorn to gently pilot the plane to safety while Swamp Thing watches.


Whomever drew that needs to be biatch-slapped.
 
2009-09-29 01:39:59 AM  
He's not a very good pilot. Thousands of planes and pilots go without killing geese and crashing their aircraft every day. He should be fired, not given awards.
 
2009-09-29 01:40:20 AM  

JonnyBGoode: T-Luv: The Icelander: Is there a way for me to guarantee I'm on his plane?

Why? He has crashed more planes than 99% of pilots out there. Not good odds.

He got his out of the way.


Yeah, what are the chances that he crashes TWO planes?

/yeah yeah, I know. Statistics do not work that way
 
2009-09-29 01:42:50 AM  
And, every other person on that flight had to go to work the very next day.
 
2009-09-29 01:45:54 AM  
The guy's name is Chelsey?
 
2009-09-29 01:50:04 AM  
Still wants to sue:


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"You're going to crash me into the water, and you're going to tell me all I get is an upgrade? It's not enough I got a full ride for track...i want more free shiat!!!"


/added the last sentence
//hopefully someone set him straight
 
2009-09-29 01:58:06 AM  

the_chief: The guy's name is Chelsey?


No.
 
2009-09-29 01:58:32 AM  
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2009-09-29 02:02:02 AM  

suckerpunch: that guy must have trouble walking with the huge brass balls Gargantuan Titanium Spheres of Awesomeness he has.


FTFY
 
2009-09-29 02:07:33 AM  
Glad to see it. Pretty incredible, still.

/I've met several former F-4 pilots; all seemed like badasses, too
//Downside of flying with Sully, as others have pointed out, is you're still on US Air
 
2009-09-29 02:09:02 AM  
His time off was probably corporately mandated. Evals, are you sures?, reallys? later, the guy has been cleared to pilot even though he prolly has been itchin to fly again for months.
 
2009-09-29 02:11:02 AM  
Planes hit birds all the time, they rarely make the news though so everyone thinks it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Just STFU and let the professionals do their jobs.
 
2009-09-29 02:14:50 AM  
Sully? (new window)
 
CMP
2009-09-29 02:19:34 AM  
One of the greatest feats of airmanship in my lifetime, along with the Gimli Glider.
 
2009-09-29 02:23:30 AM  

Megain: overheard in a board room...
marketing: make him a manager
management: but he's a pilot
marketing: he's a pr blue chip. hell, make him a managing pilot!
management: ummmm
marketing: and he needs to be on the safety board asap
management: uhhhhhh
marketing: oh hells yeah! this is gonna be rad. we'll totally tweet about pre-press releases and everything
management: if you say so

seriously though, i'm glad he's back at the controls, especially since that's where he seems to want to be


LOL!

I've known a management pilot (aka "fleet pilot") or two. They basically oversee all the planes of a particular type in use at their airline. That means stuff like:
1. Flying those planes some
2. "Writing the book" on how best to fly them
3. Overseeing simulator training, testing, checkout flights, etc.
4. Working with maintenance, etc. to make sure the fleet is safe.

Given that Sully has already been involved in writing training materials, has already been involved in safety stuff, has flown plenty, etc., yes, this is a good PR move, but itʻs also an absolute total no-brainer. He has "management/fleet pilot" written all over him.

I donʻt envy the new guy who has his first-officer checkout flight (or the first officer who has his checkout flight to move up to captain) with Sully in the other seat - I know Iʻd be freaking out in that situation.

But with a little over 200 A319/320/321s in active service, it makes sense for USAir to retain the services of someone with Sullyʻs established expertise and reputation in this kind of role. (And they had damned well better give him a raise to go with the promotion.)
 
2009-09-29 02:24:40 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: the_chief: The guy's name is Chelsey?

No.


That's Chesley!

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2009-09-29 02:25:35 AM  
What about Lt. Lake?

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Can we bring her back?
 
2009-09-29 02:56:19 AM  
Mad_Radhu that is the best piece of art I've seen in a while. Thank you for sharing. Frickin' awesome!
 
2009-09-29 03:13:00 AM  
The_Sponge: Sully? (new window)

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"BENNETT! AH T'OUGHT YUU WERE..."
 
2009-09-29 03:21:23 AM  
This is almost good enough to make me consider switching from Hawaiian to US Airways when flying to the mainland.

/Hawaiian, one of the few airlines that still includes the meal in the ticket price on transpacific flights
 
2009-09-29 03:29:08 AM  
Seeing as how he has crashed once, get him to do it again to prove it wasn't just dumb luck.
 
2009-09-29 03:56:34 AM  

starrion: Sully would ALMOST make it worthwhile to fly US Airways.

But not through PHL. The airport where your bags go in, but don't come out. Ever.

Although your electronics were sighted on a greasy guy in South Jersey.


Your bags disappear in PHL because some rotten shait TSA employee is making a good living by selling them on ebay. Worst........airport.......ever. Ship and insure any valuables to your destination, including lap tops, phones, cameras, you wedding ring, your first born son - hell, ship everything except the paper back you plan to read. You will be glad you did.

It would be cool to be on a flight with Capt. Sully. I don't think the airlines publish who is going to be on which flight, so it would be a total coincidence. A really cool coincidence.
 
2009-09-29 04:10:14 AM  
Whew! It's a good thing we have all these people in this thread fellating the pilot. Since, if there's one thing America doesn't have enough of, it's people in uniform being praised constantly.
 
2009-09-29 04:11:10 AM  

suckerpunch: that guy must have trouble walking with the huge brass balls he has.


I'm thinking they're definitely increasing U.S. Airways' fuel costs.

Mad_Radhu: Thank you. That is my new favorite painting.
 
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