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"Sully" Gets the Bird in D.C.

1/21/2009 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

According to Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- revenge tastes like chicken.


TMZ has learned the most famous pilot on the planet made his first public appearance in D.C. last night, at a low-key dinner with some members of his heroic flight crew and several passengers from Flight 1549. The name of the restaurant -- Hudson... Seriously.

Sully was a rockstar, shaking hands with a steady flow of admirers in the restaurant -- which by the way, is great.

Now the best part: As if to take revenge on the birds that brought down his jet, Sully dined on buttermilk fried chicken.

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16.

beachy    

This guy rocks! He performed a miracle (guided by a higher power).

So sorry to hear that his inaugural appearance was for a man that hates this country.

Quite a dichotomy,

My hat off to you, Sully! You are a true American hero. Barry - not so much. Barry Hussein Obama is a wannabe that was voted in by people that voted by race, If you don't believe me - the blacks were the vote that voted Prop 8.

Yet - he'll turn his back. Mark my words. Ignorance is worse than stupidity. At least if you're stupid, you have a reason. What about all the rest of the votes. OMG - they will regret this.

1917 days ago
17.

OhWell    

way To Go Sully

1917 days ago
18.

PEPSI Generation    

He was a great fighter ace! but a hero who put many lifes on the line with a pile of shielt airbus should be grounded along with the airlines.Who passed this jet to fly?. and who checked the radar for birdies?.Someone F up and more than just one person ,everyone could have died and than should`nt be FLYING BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS

1917 days ago
19.

Sharona    

I think in this case Mr. Sully was the co-pilot. He had a little help from above.

1917 days ago
20.

Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Safe is safe and this was NOT safe....I ditched it for the airlines so now I`am a hero with a halo...Safe is safe and this was one more close call,and that call is a WAKEUP CALL from above?.GROUND the airlines.

1917 days ago
21.

carriss    

While this guy did save a bunch of lives, and do a very good job at piloting a doomed aircraft, he IS NOT a celebrity. He's just some guy, who happens to be a pilot, who was eating at a restaurant in D.C. last night. I'm sure there were other pilots eating dinner last night, and some may have even been eating chicken. This guy is a pretty good pilot, but enough already TMZ. geez!

1917 days ago
22.

Dan    

Beachy... time to get back to the Klan meetings... don't forget the pointed hat... LOL

1917 days ago
23.

Dan    

P.S. - if you don't like it you're more than welcome to leave the country.. the rest of us on this board would be glad to help you pack.

1917 days ago
24.

bitzod    

But fallin fast who do I call?,Your SS!.

1917 days ago
25.

mike    

The airplane hit a flock of geese and the pilot dining on chicken is revenge? TMZ gets stupider and stupider every day.. I think the long haired douche is blowing harvey to much in the breakroom and ten year olds are in charge of putting crap on.

1917 days ago
26.

Just a Bill    

I was aboard that flight, Sully saved my life. I would like to make love to him.

1917 days ago
27.

HunkyFriedChucken    

In a parallel universe those guess are fried chicken smothered in jet fuel!!!!

1917 days ago
28.

Lisa    

TMZ, I can really appreciate your wanting to give this man a shout-out, but this is one of the stupidest stories ever. Seriously. Did that long-haired blond guy write it?

1917 days ago
29.

crus    

Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl again, I got a feelin' come on, sing it with me!!!!!!!

1917 days ago
30.

crus    

Hey SoCal Steeler, you don't have a team in L.A., so you bandwagon onto the team that wins most of the time, Bold Move!! I suppose your a Yankees fan too??

1917 days ago
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