FMCA has announced that Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, renowned captain of the “Miracle on the Hudson,” will be the featured speaker at the association’s 100th International Convention and RV Expo, August 14-17, 2019, at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot.
Captain “Sully” Sullenberger gained worldwide acclaim on January 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York’s frigid Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people onboard.
The Airbus 320’s two engines lost thrust following a bird strike, requiring quick and decisive action from Captain Sully and his crew to bring the plane to a successful landing just off the Manhattan shoreline.
During his presentation, “208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons,” Captain Sully will reveal the important lessons he learned throughout his life, in the military, and as a commercial pilot that made it possible for him to take immediate and heroic action when called upon.
During his riveting speech, he will remind the audience that even in these days of conflict, tragedy, and uncertainty, there are values worth fighting for and life’s challenges can be met if we’re ready for them.