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Newsfront - October 2, 2009

Sully to return to duty with US Airways

Pilot also ready to begin book tour soon

by Geoff Gillette

More changes are in store for Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in the coming weeks. During her address to the Alamo Women's Club last week, Lorrie Sullenberger announced that her husband would be returning to the air soon as a pilot for US Airways, and he would also be starting a tour soon to promote his new book.

On Monday, US Airways officials confirmed that Sullenberger would indeed be returning to the cockpit, once again taking on the role which made him famous worldwide.

In addition to his duties as a management pilot, Sullenberger also has been asked by US Airways to join its flight operations safety management team.

Lorrie Sullenberger said that also in October her husband will be kicking off a tour to promote his new book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."

"We welcome Capt. Sullenberger back to work and are proud to have him flying with us again as a member of the US Airways safety management organization," said Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. Sullenberger returned to the helm of a US Airways jet Thursday, alongside co-pilot Jeff Skiles.

The tour is expected to begin Oct. 12 with an appearance on the Today Show. Two Danville appearances have already been scheduled: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at Rakestraw Books on Hartz Avenue; and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Danville Costco on Fostoria Way. Sullenberger will be signing copies of his book at the two local appearances.


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