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Chesley Sullenberger

American,  Aviator
Total Quotes : 26
Flight Southwest Became

After high school in 1969, I was appointed to the Air Force Academy. In '73, I studied for my postgraduate degree and became a USAF pilot in 1974. After my discharge in 1980, I became a commercial pilot and flew my first airline flight at Pacific Southwest Airlines in 1980.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Bad Some Navigate

Every day we wake up, we have an opportunity to do some good, but there's so much bad that you have to navigate to get to the good.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Lives Half Two-Thirds

I've missed half or two-thirds of my children's lives.

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Generation Will Profession

Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.

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Never Been Doubted

I had never been so challenged in an airplane that I doubted the outcome.

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Waiting Flight Before

If you take one of the first flights out in the morning, typically the airplane and the crew have arrived the night before. When you're not waiting on an inbound flight, there are fewer delays.

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Love Curiosity Lifelong

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning.

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Almost Officer Jeff

It's almost an out of body experience to see things that First Officer Jeff Skiles and I said in the cockpit together, played by actors.

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Bad Arrogant Teams

In the bad old days, captains were not good leaders. They didn't build teams; they were arrogant and autocratic.

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Seriously Important Job

It's an important job to be the public face of something that gives people hope, and I take that seriously.

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Leader Volunteered Became

My father volunteered in early 1941, before Pearl Harbor, and became an officer in the U.S. Navy. As I was growing up, he taught me the responsibility of command: A leader is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the welfare of people under his or her care. That was a deeply felt obligation in his generation.

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Think Big Tied

You know, I think when people are in important positions in big organizations, they often get tied up with the minutia of managing money, managing things. They often forget that people deserve to be led.

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Choose Resource Many

People really are our most important resource, and people who don't realize that and choose not to live that way, choose not to lead that way, are paying a price for that in many of our companies, many of our organizations.

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Think I Think Bigger

Bigger airplanes, with two aisles instead of one, provide a better experience overall, and I think it's more comfortable.

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Safety Aviation Terms

There's simply no substitute for experience in terms of aviation safety.

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Congress Before James

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, 'Safety begins in the boardroom.' That's as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.

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Pilots Which Shared

Pilots learn to use human skills to communicate information and make decisions collectively, which creates a shared sense of responsibility among the team for better outcomes.

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Everyone Going Passengers

My message going forward is that I want to remind everyone in the aviation industry - especially those who manage aviation companies and those who regulate aviation - that we owe it to our passengers to keep learning how to do it better.

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My Life Living Figure

I went from living my life anonymously for 58 years to being a public figure known globally in a matter of minutes.

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Teach Always Stopped

One of the things I teach my children is that I have always invested in myself, and I have never stopped learning, never stopped growing.

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