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HERO

1/15/2009 8:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chesley B. Sullenberger III -- the pilot of flight 1549.



Career highlights
-- Flew F-4s for the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1980. Flight Leader and Training Officer with experience in Europe, Pacific and at Nellis AFB, serving as Blue Force Mission Commander in Red Flag Exercises.

Sullenberger spent years as an Air Line Pilots Association Local Air Safety Chairman, national technical committee member and accident investigator -- where he participated in several NTSB investigations of major aircraft accidents.

It only gets more impressive -- check out his unbelievable resume HERE.

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ozzman    

way to go, man...!

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NYCer    

I live in the NYC area and I think this man is a real hero. BRAVO!!!!

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jen    

excellent work Chesley!! America's newest hero

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Starla Jade    

You nailed it TMZ! This guy is a True Hero!

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whatthefrig    

I am clapping!!! Praise you and the good Lord!!

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Mamie503    

Pat this guy on the back....buy him a drink!!

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impressed    

Amen to that!

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billyboyhere    

Air Force guy, former Phantom F-4 Fighter Pilot...a true hero, not the kind you see on the Big Screen---ask him his opinion of things not Cruise, Pitt, Affleck, Letterman or the other nuts who have never done anything in their lives.

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HOUSTON    

YES SIR!!

MAN HE NEEDS A GOOD NIGHT OF "SLEEP", TMZ, CAN YOU SEND HIM THE FOLLOWING FOR COMPANY:

PARIS HILTON, BRITNEY SPEARS, KIM KARDATIAN, LINDSEY LOHAN, HE NEED TO SPEND A GOOD NIGHT FOR BEING A HERO

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Cindy    

he is truly a hero with all the rest of the crew. keeping everyone calm 2 get out with no deaths or injurys. their familys must be so proud. :-)

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Kate    

This guy is such a badass. So awesome.

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mikehunt    

Thank god those Trade Center Towers were not in the way of his crash landing.

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BarryNice    

Hero indeed however, TMZ, you neglected to hide his personal information such as his phone number, fax and email.

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c'mon now    

Amen!! Thank God he had the good sense to land in the water. He IS a hero!

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RobN    

If TMZ wants to do Sully a favor, it'll blank out his phone number and e-mail address.

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