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Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:46 am

I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him?
 
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:49 am

mshaffer wrote:
I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him?


Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident)

And he flew for US Airways, which became American. Not Delta.
 
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:51 am

He retired in 2010.
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 am

airzim wrote:
mshaffer wrote:
I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him?


Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident)

And he flew for US Airways, which became American. Not Delta.


He flew again after the accident. In fact, his first flight carrying passengers was LGA - CLT.
 
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:06 am

Here is the audio, you can hear him at 28:10.
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kdca/ ... -1530Z.mp3

I guess it's not him, sounds pretty similar though. I wonder if Sullenberger has a midwest accent or something.
 
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:11 am

mshaffer wrote:
Here is the audio, you can hear him at 28:10.
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kdca/ ... -1530Z.mp3

I guess it's not him, sounds pretty similar though. I wonder if Sullenberger has a midwest accent or something.


He's from Texas.
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:24 am

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I think his last departure city was from FLL. There was audio of it posted on A.net I think.
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:27 am

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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I think his last departure city was from FLL. There was audio of it posted on A.net I think.


It was an A320 on FLL-CLT on March 3, 2010.
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:08 am

ATC clip of the departure of the final flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffm_2dZbx3A
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:07 am

soflaflyer wrote:
airzim wrote:
mshaffer wrote:
I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him?


Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident)

And he flew for US Airways, which became American. Not Delta.


He flew again after the accident. In fact, his first flight carrying passengers was LGA - CLT.


I wonder if he did that on purpose.
 
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Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:21 am

Tom Hanks looked hot as Sully in the movie.

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