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Chesley Sullenberger Net Worth

Chesley Sullenberger Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Chesley Burnett Sullenberger Jr. net worth is
$1.5 Million

Chesley Burnett Sullenberger Jr. Wiki/Biography

Chesley Burnett Sullenberger Jr. was born in 23  January 1951, in Denison, Texas USA, to Marjorie Pauline and Chelsey Sullenberger of Swiss and German ancestry, and is best known as a former airline captain, famous for the landing of the US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009.

So just how rich is Chelsey Sullenberger as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, this captain has a net worth of $1.5 million, accumulated from his career in the airline industry between 1980 and 2010.

Chesley Sullenberger Net Worth $1.5 Million

According to his family, Sullenberger would often make models of airplanes when he was a child, and he became interested in that field after he saw military jets from a US Air Force base. He attended school in Denison, and his intelligence was high enough for him to qualify for MENSA. He then attended the US Air Force Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, and subsequently a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology at Purdue University, and another Master’s degree, in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He began career in US Airways, and has an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and in addition to that, a Commercial Pilot Certificate. As the result of his efforts, he also earned a certificate to be a flight instructor. He subsequently qualified as a fighter pilot, flying the F-4 Phantom from Lakenheath in the UK, and then becoming an instructor at Nellis AFB, Nevada. Chesley left the USAF in 1980 with the rank of captain, and joined US Airways.

This captain had a distinguished if generally uneventful career in the airline, but rose to fame when he landed US Airways Flight 1549 in mid-January 2009; as the legendary story says, the plane was hit by a flock of Canadian geese immediately after take-off from New York’s La Guardia Airport, and the aircraft lost power from both engines. Chesley, who had considerable experience, quickly realized what had happened, and having figured out that he would be unable to reach an airport, he performed a perfect water landing on the Hudson River. All of the people aboard were evacuated, without loss of life or serious injury. This event made Sullenberger a hero, and the US President, George W. Bush thanked him for saving many lives, and in the same manner, Sullenberger was called by Barack Obama, who would become the President after Bush. Subsequently, he attended the presidential inauguration, which was held later in January 2009, and there he met Barack Obama in person. Chesley and other members of the crew were rewarded with a Masters Medal by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. In addition to that, on 24 January of the same year, his hometown held a special ceremony for him. He was later awarded the Legion of Honor in late 2010, as he retired from US Airlines.

Unsurprisingly, Sullenberger became a speaker on airline safety, and at the other end of flying,  from 2010 to 2013 was the co-chairman of the EAA’s Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program, along with First Officer Jeffrey Skiles. Also in 2010, CBS News hired Sullenberger as an Aviation and Air Safety Expert. Additionally, he spent some time as an accident investigator, and in that regard he served as the Air Line Pilots Association Local Air Safety Chairman; Sullenberger is widely recognized for his safety work in that branch.

His long and successful career ended in 2013, after more than 40 years as a pilot, and having accumulated an impressive 20,000 hours of flying.

In addition to having a successful flying career, Chelsey is also an author who has written two books: ‘’Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters’’ and ‘’ Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders’’.

When it comes to his personal life, Sullenberger shared a lot of information regarding that topic in his books. He is married to Lorraine Sullenberger and has two adoptive daughters, Kate and Kelly with her. The Sullenberger family now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Full NameChesley Sullenberger
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1951
Place Of BirthDenison, Texas, USA
Height1.83 m
ProfessionAirline pilot, Fighter pilot, Writer, Actor
EducationDenison High School, Purdue University, University of Northern Colorado
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLorrie Sullenberger
ChildrenKelly Sullenberger, Katie Sullenberger
ParentsPauline Hanna Sullenberger, Chesley Burnett Sullenberger Jr.
SiblingsMary Wilson
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/sully
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Captsully
Google+https://plus.google.com/101985966430424967625
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/captsully
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/csullenberger
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sullysullenberger
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm3314810/
MoviesSully
#Trademark
1Miracle on the Hudson
#Quote
1[when asked, "When the birds struck, the engines stopped operating, is that correct?"] [deadpan] They certainly were not capable of producing usable thrust. [interviewed in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
2[when asked, "Did the airplane have a ditch button?"] Yes, it's called a ditching push button. And there was not time. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
3I can remember at 5 years old knowing that I was going to fly airplanes. And I was just fortunate enough at every juncture to be able to get to the next goal. I'm not sure what I would have done had I not been able to fly. I never even considered anything else. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
4My view of the world is that people are best served when they find their passion early on, because we tend to be good at things we're passionate about. I think we also need to find people whom we admire and try to emulate them. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
5My first flight instructor, L.T. Cook Jr., was a Civilian Pilot Training Program instructor during World War II, a real gentleman and a stick-and-rudder man. He was a crop-duster and had his own grass strip in rural Texas. In 1967, I paid $6 an hour for the airplane and gas and $3 an hour for his time. Among the thousands of cards I received [after the ditching], I discovered one from his widow. She wrote, "L.T. wouldn't be surprised, but he certainly would be pleased and proud." [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
6I knew the altitude and airspeed were relatively low, so our total energy available was not great. I also knew we were headed away from LaGuardia, and I knew that to return to LaGuardia I would have to take into account the distance and the altitude necessary to make the turn back. In the case of Teterboro, I knew that was even farther away, even though we were headed in that direction. ... Based on my experience and looking out the window, I could tell by the altitude and the descent rate that neither [airport] was a viable option. I also thought that I could not afford to choose wrongly. I could not afford to attempt to make it to a runway that, in fact, I could not make. Landing short, even by a little bit, can have catastrophic consequences, not only for everybody on the airplane, but for people on the ground. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
7Our descent rate was more rapid than usual because we had essentially no thrust. So in order to maintain a safe flying speed, we had to have the nose far enough down that we could hold that speed as we descended. Of course that resulted in a higher-than-normal rate of descent. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways' Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
8Once we had established our plan, once we knew our only viable option was to land in the river, we knew we could make the landing. But a lot of things yet had to go right. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after Thursday, January 15th, 2009's successful guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson Rriver on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
9One of the big differences in flying heavy jets versus flying lighter, smaller aircraft is energy management - always knowing at any part of the flight what the most desirable flight path is, then trying to attain that in an elegant way with the minimum thrust, so that you never are too high or too low or too fast or too slow. I've always paid attention to that, and I think that more than anything else helped me. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
10The way I describe this whole experience - and I haven't had time to reflect on it sufficiently - is that everything I had done in my career had in some way been a preparation for that moment. There were probably some things that were more important than others or that applied more directly. But I felt like everything I'd done in some way contributed to the outcome - of course, along with [the actions of] my first officer and the flight attendant crew, the cooperative behavior of the passengers during the evacuation, and the prompt and efficient response of the first responders in New York. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading of the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
11[when asked about how the flight attendants helped, after he announced "Brace for impact"] I felt they were assisting me in that moment. Even though we were intensely focused and very busy, I remember thinking that as soon as I made the public address announcement in the cabin, within a second or two, I heard, even through the hardened cockpit door, the flight attendants in unison shouting their commands. "Heads down. Stay down." And it was comforting to me to know that they were on the same page, that we were all acting in concert. It made me feel that my hope and my confidence in completing this plan was reasonable and that they knew what needed to be done and were doing their part. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
12[asked whether it was standard procedure for the captain to go back through the cabin after an emergency] I felt that as more of a personal responsibility than a procedural responsibility - which it may be. But I had the time, the aircraft was stable, and I was not concerned that it would suddenly sink. And so I could leave absolutely no possibility of anyone being left behind. I made a thorough search, calling out, "Is anyone there?" to make sure the evacuation was complete, and it was. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
13I would characterize the cockpit as being busy, businesslike, and our cooperation was done largely by observing the other and not communicating directly because of the extreme time pressure. [First officer] Jeff [Skiles] and I worked together seamlessly and very efficiently, very quickly, without directly verbalizing a lot of issues. We were observing the same things, we had the same perceptions, and it was clear to me that he was hearing what I was saying to Air Traffic Control on the radio. He was observing my actions, and I was observing his, and it was immediately obvious to me that his understanding of the situation was the same as mine, and that he was quickly and efficiently taking the steps to do his part. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
14Most of the training that we get is for a situation where you have more time to deal with things. You have time to be more thoughtful, to analyze the situation. Typically what's done these days is for the first officer to be the pilot flying and for the captain to be the pilot monitoring, analyzing and managing the situation. There wasn't time for that. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
15I felt it was like the best of both worlds. I could use my experience, I could look out the window and make a decision about where we were going to go, while he [the first officer] was continuing his effort to restart the engines and hoping that we wouldn't have to land some place other than a runway. He was valiantly trying until the last moment to get the engines started again. [interview in Air & Space Smithsonian, on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Interview was 34 days after successfully guiding and leading the falling US Airways' Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15th, 2009]
#Fact
1Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.
2Founder, Safety Reliability Methods, Inc.
3Became famous as a captain for US Airways after successfully ditching an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. His aircraft hit a flock of geese after takeoff, damaging the engines and forcing him to land in the water. All passengers and crew survived.
4CBS News aviation and safety expert.
5Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade.
6Graduated from Denison High School in 1969.
7His wife, Lorrie Sullenberger, is a fitness expert and television personality.
8Lives in Danville, California with his family [2009].
9Graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a master's in public administration.
10Graduated from Purdue University with a master's in industrial psychology in 1973.
11Graduated from United States Air Force Academy with a B.S.
12Father, with Lorrie Sullenberger, of daughters Kate Sullenberger and Kelly Sullenberger.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesElevator Expert #1

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sully2016based on the book "Highest Duty" by - as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson2016Video documentary shortHimself
Sully: Neck Deep in the Hudson: - Shooting Sully2016Video documentary shortHimself
Sully: Sully Sullenberger - The Man Behind the Miracle2016Video documentary shortHimself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Face the Nation2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
CNN NewsCenter2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Flight Expert
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Flight Expert
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Horizon2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Aviation Safety Expert
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Early Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Aviation and Safety Expert
CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley2011TV SeriesHimself - Aviation and Safety Expert
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimself
World's Scariest Plane Landings2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Captain, Flight 1549
Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Untamed & Uncut2009TV Series documentaryHimself
NBC's People of the Year2009TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Today2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2009TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Captain (segment "Saving Flight 1549")
Extra2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHimself
When Vacations Attack2011TV SeriesHimself
Air Emergency2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Capitalism: A Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Captain (segment "Saving Flight 1549")
Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - US Airways Flight 1549 Pilot
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself

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