Ford Narrates Documentary about Sully, Flight 1549
Harrison Ford and Sully Sullenberger at the September 29 press conference announcing Sully and Jeff Skiles as new co-chairmen of the Young Eagles program.
December 10, 2009 — Former EAA Young Eagles Chairman, actor Harrison Ford, provided the narration for a new documentary that features one of the new co-chairmen who succeeded him. “Brace for Impact,” scheduled to premiere on January 10 on The Learning Channel (TLC), examines the landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River in which Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, safely ditched the Airbus A320 airliner on the river after a bird strike caused the plane to lose power in both engines on January 15, 2009.
The one-hour program features interviews with Sullenberger, passengers, air traffic controllers, and first responders who assisted in the extraordinary landing in which no fatalities occurred.
“I’m honored and gratified by the attention I’ve received as a result of this event. On January 15, we had a remarkably good day, and I’m proud that my crew and I were up to the task,” Sullenberger said in a statement. “I am sure that this documentary will convey the ongoing power of this story and its ability to touch and inspire people around the world.”
Another Celebrity Sheds Positive Light on Flight
Actor Zach Braff, who plays Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian on the hit comedy show, “Scrubs,” is a relatively new private pilot and talked about his cross-country flight from the East to the West Coast on a recent episode of “Ellen.” He told host Ellen Degeneres that he flies a Cirrus (no model mentioned) and described the thrill of piloting his own airplane. View the clip here.