Douglas L Perry, The Author blog

November 7, 2009

Reading Sully’s Book

Filed under: Books,Thoughts — douglaslperry @ 3:16 am
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I got to meet Captain Sully Sullenberger a few days back at a book signing. I am lucky enough to live close to him, and he was doing book signings at the local Costco.

I went about an hour early, and there were already 50 people in line, armloads of books in their hands, the atmosphere one of waiting for a hero to arrive. Just before the appointed time we heard a bunch of clapping and the message was passed down that Sully had entered the building.

It didn’t take too long for me to get up to Sully, and I had him sign a book for me, my brother, and my brother-in-law.


I also had something special for him. I brought along one of my books personalized to him. I had written the following inside the front cover

Wishing you clear skies and smooth landings

and of course I signed it. I told him that the story had some parallels to his flight and that I had written it before it happened. He said “Great, I’ll check it out” and seemed happy to take the book.

DSCN1376I started reading Sully’s book, Highest Duty, and the beginning chapters have brought back so many of my happy early flying memories, that I had long since forgotten. I’m really enjoying it, and I think you will too.

If you are a flying buff, you have to pick one up. If you are not, I still think you will enjoy it.

1 Comment »

  1. Amazing, I did not know about that up to now. Cheers!

    Comment by Effeseruish — January 2, 2010 @ 4:47 am

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