Sullenberger Returns to the Sky
NEW YORK -The "Miracle on the Hudson" pilots are reuniting in the cockpit for the first time for a flight out of New York.
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and 1st Officer Jeffrey Skiles will pilot a flight today from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte also was the destination of the disabled plane they ditched in the Hudson River on Jan. 15. All 155 people on the plane survived.
Thursday's flight will be Sullenberger's first as a US Airways captain since the incident. Skiles has been back flying with US Airways since April. Flight 1427 is scheduled to depart LaGuardia at 12:59 p.m. and arrive in Charlotte at 2:54 p.m.
US Airways announced Monday that Sullenberger will be making regular flights and supervising other pilots as part of its safety management team.