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Capt. Sully Retires Today From US.  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18585 times:
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Not sure if he's been flying, but he's going to make a lot more    than the industry could pay. Hats off to Sully for his act of heroism that saved many lives. Anyone know if he's getting a retirement flight?

  



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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18544 times:

wow...I know it's not the last we will see him...what does he plan to do now?


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User currently offlinec5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18500 times:

Cheers to Sully!    Was his retirement planned or is it a result of the mishap? Psychological?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18481 times:

He has not been flying since the accident. They did the one promotion flight and that was about it. He was promoted to a position in management in the Flight Safety Dept about this time last year.

Quoting c5load (Reply 2):
Was his retirement planned or is it a result of the mishap? Psychological?

He's going to be 60... he has no choice

[Edited 2010-03-03 08:17:01]


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User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 725 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18401 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
He's going to be 60... he has no choice

65 is the official retirement age now. The Age 60 rule changed December '07.



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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18371 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
He has not been flying since the accident. They did the one promotion flight and that was about it. He was promoted to a position in management in the Flight Safety Dept about this time last year.

Quoting c5load (Reply 2):
Was his retirement planned or is it a result of the mishap? Psychological?

He's going to be 60... he has no choice

[Edited 2010-03-03 08:17:01]

Retirement age is 65...

Boeing727


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18334 times:

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 4):
Quoting Boeing727 (Reply 5):

I thought there was a clause in there that you needed to have paperwork or something like that filed to hang on till 65. Something stupid like that.



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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18300 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 4):
Quoting Boeing727 (Reply 5):

I thought there was a clause in there that you needed to have paperwork or something like that filed to hang on till 65. Something stupid like that.

Not that I am aware of it; the other crew member has to be younger than 60 and a line check has to be done every 6 months (not 12 months) are the only differences in continuing flying age 60 and older.

Boeing727


User currently offlineb767 From Norway, joined Feb 2008, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18301 times:

It is my understanding that he did several flights before the promotion flight to Charlotte from LGA.My guess is that his income from his book,and his other buisness makes it less attractiv to work 16 hour day,s

User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 17896 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Anyone know if he's getting a retirement flight?

According to MSNBC he is flying a flight to CLT. It did not say from where.

Congratulations Sully.   


User currently offlinekrsw757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17740 times:

I have heard flight 1167 from FLL

User currently offlinecalpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17446 times:

[Edited 2010-03-03 08:17:01][/quote]

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
I thought there was a clause in there that you needed to have paperwork or something like that filed to hang on till 65. Something stupid like that

NO ! ... There is no something like like that.


User currently offlinecalpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17434 times:

Good for him; thanks for moving out of the way to allow one more young person at US to hold onto his job.

Heck, he has, and he will make more than any other US pilot on the list today.

[Edited 2010-03-03 10:13:40]

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17406 times:

Quoting krsw757 (Reply 10):



I have heard flight 1167 from FLL

That would be my guess, as it continues on to SFO.



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17388 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Capt. Sully Retires Today From US.

God speed Sully!



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User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17320 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Anyone know if he's getting a retirement flight?
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
He has not been flying since the accident. They did the one promotion flight and that was about it.

He should have been given a water cannon salute. Does US do this salute for retiring pilots? I know UA stopped after a 777 engine was hosed and had to go for MX.

Best wishes Sully. You can now hit the speaking circuit full-time (if you haven't already!).



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17210 times:
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Quoting bohica (Reply 9):
According to MSNBC he is flying a flight to CLT
Quoting krsw757 (Reply 10):
I have heard flight 1167 from FLL

Sort of lacking for a retirement flight.   

Quoting calpilot (Reply 12):
thanks for moving out of the way to allow one more young person at US to hold onto his job.

Agree 100%   


User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1305 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17134 times:
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The flight just left FLL. Here it is on flightaware

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1167


FLL ATC read a thank you statement before they cleared him for takeoff. There was a lot "see ya. Sully!" statements on the radio while he rolled down the runway and rotated.



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11357 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17106 times:

Hats off to Sully!

A job well done, a rest well earned.



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User currently offlinesectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17030 times:

is Skiles still in the right seat or has he been moved up at this point?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16976 times:

Due to his celebrity status he can no doubt make much more money making speeches and possibly working as some kind of air safety consultant than he can at US Airways.

User currently offlinepeteg913 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 16044 times:

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kfll/KFLL-Mar-03-2010-1800Z.mp3

15:00.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15304 times:

It's kinda sad, you knew he wasn't going to be around for that much longer, since he is 59 years old and approaching that age (even though they raised the age to 65, that isn't too far away). But I wish him luck and hope for the best in the future. I also wish Doreen Walsh, the FA on US1549, luck as well. It's a shame US has lost some of its best and brightest but at least they still have Jeff Skiles and the other two FAs from that flight.


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User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14776 times:

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 23):
It's kinda sad, you knew he wasn't going to be around for that much longer, since he is 59 years old and approaching that age (even though they raised the age to 65, that isn't too far away). But I wish him luck and hope for the best in the future. I also wish Doreen Walsh, the FA on US1549, luck as well. It's a shame US has lost some of its best and brightest but at least they still have Jeff Skiles and the other two FAs from that flight.

Doreen Walsh is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. There have been a couple cases in the past of F/As doing an excellent job during an emergency/crash and after the crash never being able to return to work again. I guess its because during a crash F/As have no time whatsoever to get scared or to think about their own lives and then after its over they break down emotionally.

I hope Sully continues to perform some sort of job in the industry. Whether its working in a non-crew position at US, working for the FAA, or the NTSB, etc...



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15164 times:
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Quoting bohica (Reply 9):
According to MSNBC he is flying a flight to CLT. It did not say from where.

LGA?  
Quoting Swallow (Reply 15):
He should have been given a water cannon salute. Does US do this salute for retiring pilots? I know UA stopped after a 777 engine was hosed and had to go for MX.

I don't know. Think Sully might have had enough water for a while?  



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25 Post contains images 787seattle : I'm not sure if he's doing some kind of tour, but he's coming to BFI next Monday for a presentation at the Museum of Flight. Have a great retirement,
26 arffguy : It's a coast to coast run and it ends where he lives. And his family and neighbors can be there to greet him. I am sure the SFO crew will give him a
27 fxramper : Whatever floats his boat. I'm sure he had made the decision to hang them up a long time ago. My buddy Bill at NW went out sick list for almost 2 yrs
28 e38 : Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 23) "I also wish Doreen Walsh, the FA on US1549, luck as well." Just for purposes of accuracy, her name is Doreen Welsh, not
29 Post contains images DL752 : Congratulations Sully on years of fantastic flying! A true hero. DL752
30 Post contains images boeingfever777 : I would assume like others have stated that he would tour the country speaking on flight safety and improving it & sharing his story. Fly safe fo
31 TheGMan : It was FLL. Water cannon salute on taxiway M in CLT.
32 Post contains images soon7x7 : His book makes mention of some pre planning for his retirement years even before he went aquatic,...He is and was involved in several projects and his
33 Post contains images A380US : plane....
34 Revelation : I'd love to some day have a (planned) glider flight with Sully, given that he's a commercially rated glider pilot on top of all of his other accompli
35 UA777222 : I read that he specifically asked not have one. He lives about 10 minutes away from me, working out of CLT and living in the Bay Area has got to be r
36 SLCGuy : Congrats to Sully!! For any Airbus pilots out there, is a type rating in a 320 good for the entire 318-321 series? The Hudson flight was a 320 but not
37 Post contains images soon7x7 : Not my point, I'm sure he doesn't want the plane either, but to be the auctioneer, the day she is auctioned would be novel and that day is coming soo
38 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I think we will see him doing a lot of charity work - maybe aviation related. He was already doing charity work - fund raisings - for the schools in
39 Max777geek : Chers Sully, Merci d'avoir fait le grand public pense que les meilleurs pilotes sont les vieux, lav Uh.... that's one helluva papers the world produce
40 tjwgrr : Marketing should have made sure Sully at had an A321 with the current paint scheme and not the old one. Video of his water cannon salute was all over
41 DeltaMD11 : I think it was fitting that his last flight was on an aircraft with the previous US Airways colors, albeit an A321. He joined in 1980 when the industr
42 levg79 : It's sad that Sully is retiring. Too bad I'll never get to be on his flight. I read his book and all the time he mentions his love of flying with one
43 threepoint : I can see his presence being sought for teamwork, motivational and industry-related CRM speeches, but how is this one pilot any more qualified to disc
44 c5load : Was no one able to get pics of the water salute or the plane?
45 BOStonsox : Sully-and this is why I think that on that flight they REALLY had the right guy-had been involved with airline safety for years prior to the landing
46 threepoint : BOStonsox, thanks for the thoughtful reply. Not to appear like I'm trying to diminish anybody's skills, but I wonder if Sullenberger's years of aviati
47 BOStonsox : If you look at his wikipedia article it will tell you what he has done for aviation safety before the crash. So, just for the sake of asking, what is
48 EleVAted : We haven't seen or heard the last of him that's for sure. He can now focus on his aspirations and goals for the industry like he has been doing. Hats
49 Post contains links levg79 : You can see it in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKIgzv9_Vo Leo.
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