Hero On The Hudson 'Sully' Lands TV Gig

Miracle on the Hudson pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger

From in the air to on the air.

Retired U.S. Airways pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger has turned his heroism into a new reporter gig for CBS.  The pilot who saved 155 lives when he safely landed his plane in the Hudson River two years ago is taking a job at CBS News as the network's aviation and safety expert.

“We can’t assume that because aviation has continued to get safer — accidents are relatively rare now — that we’re doing everything right,” Sullenberger told the Associated Press.   “We have to keep actively looking for continuous improvements, looking for systemic deficiencies and fixing them, and not just blaming individuals when there are systemic issues out there.”

Sullenberger began his relationship with CBS News after a ’60 Minutes’ interview about the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ in January of 2009.  He will work out of the CBS affiliate in San Francisco which is near where the retired pilot makes his home.