Hero on his way to Centennial

May 4, 2018 by  

Centennial Airport is turning 50, and one of the most well-known pilots in the world will be speaking at the celebration.

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, according to an article in the Centennial Citizen, is making an appearance. Capt. Sullenberger is known for the skill he showed in landing his plane, US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in January, 2009, after losing both engines. Everyone on board survived, and the crash became known as the “miracle on the Hudson.” The emergency served as the inspiration for ‘Sully’, a 2016 film starring Tom Hanks.

Sullenberger graduated from the Air Force Academy, and flew from Centennial Airport, which was then known as Arapahoe County Airport, several times during his academy career. A Texan by birth, Sullenberger says Colorado has always held significance to him.

At the celebration, Sullenberger will share his principles of leadership. He will discuss the lessons he has learned throughout his life that enabled him to handle the emergency in 2009 successfully. He also hopes to encourage people, especially young men and women, to consider careers in aviation, which will be needing more than one million technicians and pilots around the world in the next 20 years.

The anniversary lunch is set for the Denver Marriott Tech Center on May 25.

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