Captain ‘Sully’ Flies Vintage Plane Out Of S. Fla.

The pilot who landed a US Airways flight safely into the Hudson River nearly three years ago flew an airplane out of South Florida Friday morning , and it was all for a good cause. Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles take a walk around the 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane from Opa-Locka Airport. (Source: CBS4)
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles The pilot who landed a US Airways flight safely into the Hudson River nearly three years ago flew an airplane out of South Florida Friday morning , and it was all for a good cause. Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles take a walk around the 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane from Opa-Locka Airport. (Source: CBS4)
On January 15, 2009, Sullenberger and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City's frigid Hudson River. (Source:CBS4)
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger On January 15, 2009, Sullenberger and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City's frigid Hudson River. (Source:CBS4)
Co-pilot Jeff Skiles taking a look around the airplane before take off. (Source: CBS4)
Co-pilot Jeff Skiles Co-pilot Jeff Skiles taking a look around the airplane before take off. (Source: CBS4)
The flight took off at approximately 9 a.m. Passengers paid $1,000 per ticket and the flight was sold out. (Source: CBS4)
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles The flight took off at approximately 9 a.m. Passengers paid $1,000 per ticket and the flight was sold out. (Source: CBS4)
Proceeds from the event will go to the Historical Flight Foundation, a museum that promotes awareness of aviation history. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 1 Proceeds from the event will go to the Historical Flight Foundation, a museum that promotes awareness of aviation history. (Source: CBS4)
Crew members stocked the plane before take off. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 9 Crew members stocked the plane before take off. (Source: CBS4)
Member prepare the cabin for takeoff. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 4 Member prepare the cabin for takeoff. (Source: CBS4)
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles flew the 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane from Opa-Locka Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 10 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles flew the 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane from Opa-Locka Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: CBS4)
Passengers paid $1,000 per seat and the flight was sold out. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 3 Passengers paid $1,000 per seat and the flight was sold out. (Source: CBS4)
It was all for a good cause as proceeds from the event will go to the Historical Flight Foundation. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 11 It was all for a good cause as proceeds from the event will go to the Historical Flight Foundation. (Source: CBS4)
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A look inside the vintage airplane flown by Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles . (Source: CBS4)
Picture 14 A look inside the vintage airplane flown by Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles . (Source: CBS4)
More great interior shots of the vintage plane that is set to arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: CBS4)
Picture 15 More great interior shots of the vintage plane that is set to arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: CBS4)
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Sullenberger and his crew won international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. In May, the now retired pilot was named CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert.(Source: CBS4)
Sullenberger Sullenberger and his crew won international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. In May, the now retired pilot was named CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert.(Source: CBS4)
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