US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III (R) and his wife, Lorrie are seen at a celebration in his honor January 24, 2009 in Danville, California. Captain Sullenberger, who has been hailed as a hero, was honored for guiding his crippled airliner to safe landing in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 on board January 15. (Source: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
SUNRISE (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Airways captain who landed a jet liner in the Hudson River is making a stop in South Florida.
Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger landed flight 1549 in the river to avoid crashing in 2009, saving the lives of 155 people on board.
Rescue crews secure a US Airways flight 1549 floating in the water after it crashed into the Hudson River January 15, 2009 in New York City. The Airbus 320 craft crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
On Saturday, May 10 he will give a commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class at Nova Southeastern University.
The graduation will bet at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and starts at 4: 00 p.m.