'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger visiting Hawaii

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who piloted an airliner to a safe landing on the Hudson River three years ago is visiting the islands.

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is now an aviation analyst with CBS News.

He was the pilot of U.S. Airways flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson in New York after the plane's engines failed following a bird strike.

Sullenberger has a new book due out soon called, "Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders".

"Including Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, I know she's well known to the islands here, and an amazing story of courage, badly wounded in Iraq in a helicopter shoot down, but she hasn't let that stand in her way", said Captain Sullenberger.

Sullenberger says he wouldn't have met many of the people profiled in the book if it hadn't been for the "Miracle on the Hudson."

He is in Honolulu to be a keynote speaker at the American Association of Orthodontists Convention.