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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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Nostradamus    

Thanks TMZ for finally posting a portrait a true hero, unlike the crappy pictures of the faux-messiah you've been overdosing us with lately

2114 days ago
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jj-metro    

Yes, this man is awesome, but for you to post his personal resume - that's not very nice!! How would you like your resume posted for all of us randoms to view. Hello - PRIVACY!!
Where did you get it? You're HR department? Did he apply for a job at TMZ? - ha!

2114 days ago
93.

Juliette    

What a job he did. God Bless him and the crew and everyone on board. He's a HERO

2114 days ago
94.

.............    

A real hero in the news instead of that fake O always being praised to the skys when he hadn't done darn thing.

2114 days ago
95.

Triple Play    

HERO HERO HERO GOD BLESS HIM

2114 days ago
96.

Erin68    

Hero is right!! Thanks TMZ for this story!

2114 days ago
97.

Marie    

Unbelievable. I cannot believe how calm and cool he was. So amazing.

2114 days ago
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nana2william    

A class act!! Thank you!!

2114 days ago
99.

Ryan    

Definitely a hero.

2114 days ago
100.

Walter    

He can add another line on his resume: Hero.

2114 days ago
101.

Who Caresss!!!    

What's the big deal?? ALL pilots should be so qualified... Nuff said!!

2114 days ago
102.

Stacya    

He did an amazing job! I know the next time I fly, I want HIM to be my pilot!! Absolutely amazing!!

2114 days ago
103.

kathy    

watching this unfold ...on tv....in real time...is only more impressive...the whole crew was amazing...hats off to all...and thanks for what you all do!

2114 days ago
104.

ut oh    

You know the passengers will sue. They should just be happy to be alive.

2114 days ago
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guest    

kudos sir. what a remarkable, highly skilled individual. how miraculous that he was the assigned pilot for this particular flight on this particular day.

2114 days ago
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