Who is Sully Sullenberger and what is his net worth 2018? Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III is an American retired airline captain. He is known for the water landing of US Airbus A320 in the Hudson River. Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III was born in 1951 in Denison, Texas to Marjorie Pauline and Chesley Burnett Sullenberger. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a dentist. During his childhood, Sullenberger built model planes and aircraft.
There was an Air Force base near his house and he used to see military jets so he became interested in flying the jets. Sullenberger constantly gained 99th percentile in every academic category during his schooldays. He joined Mensa International at the age of 12. In 1969, Sullenberger graduated from Denison High School. At the age of 16, he learned to fly Aeronca 7DC from a local flight instructor near his house.
Sullenberger was the captain of the US Airways Flight 1549. On January 15, 2009, the Airbus A320 takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Shortly after the take off the plane struck a large flock of Canada geese because of this both the engine lost the power. The plane cannot be reached to any of the airports so he decides the water landing of the plane in the Hudson River. All aboard were rescued successfully by nearby boats.
He leaves the aircraft in last after making sure all the passengers and crew members had evacuated. President George W. Bush called Sullenberger to thank for saving the life of passengers. Later President Barack Obama also invited Sully and his team to join the presenditial inauguration ceremony.
Sullenberger married to Lorrie Sullenbergers who is a fitness instructor. The couple has two daughters Kelly and Kate. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1995 his father suicide by gunshots after a major surgery he was in depression because of long and convalescence ahead of him. After that Sullenberger became a suicide prevention activist and promoted National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and National Suicide Prevention Week.
In 1969 Sullenberger was appointed to the United States Air Force Academy entering with the class of 1973 and by the end of the year, he became an instructor pilot. In 1973 he got the Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship award. The Air Force sent Sullenberger to Purdue University to pursue master’s degree. In 1975 he became a USAF Pilot, he flew to the United Kingdom as a United States Air Force fighter pilot.
Sullenberger was also a member of aircraft investigation board and involved in several accident investigations conducted by USAF. He worked for US Airways from 1980 to 2010. Sullenberger also has Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, commercial pilot certificate, and flight instructor certificate. He is also the founder and CEO of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. which is providing tactical and strategical guidance to enhance the safety, reliability, and performance of organisations.
Net Worth of Sully Sullenberger
The estimated net worth of Chesley Sullenberger is around $1.6 million.
Sullenberger is an intelligent guy who has a keen interest in flying aircraft since his childhood. As a student he was on the top and later he continued his journey by giving his best during his career.