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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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PEPSI Generation    

Reagans union busting and greenspans kichen cabinet SS made this fight and crash possible.

2048 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

I was retired by reaganSS union busting.We would have stopped this crash!.

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PEPSI Generation    

Ditch switch wasn`t hit-plane can land in water and could have sunk!!!!!!!!!!! hero`s in halo`s? written by themselfSS.2 CYA

2048 days ago
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romil1    

14. A little freaked by the lady with the blood red nails and anorexic hands in the background, creepy.
Posted at 8:49PM on Jan 20th 2009 by ?

File this under "People Who Nit Pick Just To Be Negative". Who else would look at someone AT THE NEXT TABLE to critique? Only someone who is, I am sure, perfect in every way.

2048 days ago
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bitzod    

It`s a proven fact!

2048 days ago
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SkankTosser    

Sully is a true American hero.
Now for all you Obama haters, please pack your bags and leave my country. You will be happier in Kazakhstan, Syria or North Korea. Seriously, get out now before somebody breaks your faces.

2048 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Hey DUMP `ass.....I`am over here!!!!!!!!!!!

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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

And go into the drink

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!!    


White people LOOOOVE fried chicken!

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Tammy    

I love that man. He is a true hero.

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ValoHalo    

The true hero in DC yesturday was Sully!

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greg kuehn    

This surely is a highlight to his career. What a phenomenal job. How can I book a flight and know that Sully is at the helm? ;)

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Doc Sarvis    

Captain Sullenberger can wear a polar bear suit to dinner for all I care. Nothing will take away the fact he saved 155 lives using all the skills and knowlege of near 20,000 hours at the controls. He's a modest man but his inner courage shines through for all to see. America needs heroes and boy, did we get one. Too bad it's always a full-bird colonel at the controls of Air Force One. Otherwise Barack should hire Sully in a micro-second.

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Xavier    

As a Pilot, I think that there are a lot of things to be learned from senior captains like Sully. My respects and admiration.

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RC-45J    

Al Haynes Capt. of United flight 232 is actually probably the best pilot and most famous pilot and the pilot that changed flight training in the US aviation industry to allow for better survival. I'll bet Sullenberger while being a hero and an excellent pilot would defer to the skills of the entire crew of United flight 232 and the leadership of Capt Haynes.

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