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Media Advisory: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger to Fly Again on October 1

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Media Advisory: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger to Fly Again on October 1

Media Advisory: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger to Fly Again on October 1

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles will fly together again on the occasion of Capt. Sullenberger’s return to the air in his new role as an active management pilot for US Airways (NYSE: LCC). They will be available to speak to the media about their flying reunion at two events on October 1. Following the first media availability in New York, Capt. Sullenberger and First Officer Skiles will fly US Airways Flight 1427 from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Charlotte, N.C. (CLT). Updates will be posted throughout the day from tomorrow’s back-to-work flight events on Twitter @usairwaysnews.

WHAT: Pre-Flight Availability – for New York City Area Media

WHO: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles

WHEN: Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 AM ET

WHERE: New York LaGuardia Airport, US Airways Terminal C- Arrivals Level (Lower)

NOTE TO NEW YORK AREA MEDIA: Limited live truck parking space along outer curb at lower arrivals level. Other parking will be available in an adjacent lot. Cable pull will be across airport roadway so protective cable covers will be needed.

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WHAT: Post-Flight Availability – for Charlotte, NC Area Media

WHO: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles

WHEN: Thursday, October 1 at 4:00PM ET

WHERE: US Airways Flight Training Center, 4800 Training Lane, Charlotte, NC 28208

NOTE TO CHARLOTTE AREA MEDIA: Free parking for the media and access for satellite trucks will be reserved at the US Airways Flight Training Center at 4800 Training Lane. From West Boulevard, turn north on Yorkmont, then left on Express Drive, then left on Tunnel Road. The Flight Training Center will be just ahead.

SHOOTING LIMITATIONS/POOL DISTRIBUTION: Please note that in the interest of safety and out of respect for passenger privacy it will not be permitted to shoot images inflight. We have, though, arranged for pool shooting and distribution, both video and still photography, of Capt. Sullenberger and First Officer Skiles performing their “pre-flight check” before departing New York. The video elements will be distributed by CNN and will feed out on the Switch in New York on PL1A. The CNN contact is Mark Norman at 212-275-7820. The still photographs will be taken by the Associated Press and distributed on site. The AP contact is Aaron Jackson at 212-621-1902.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Facts, crew bios, answers to frequently asked questions about Flight 1549, Capt. Sullenberger’s return to work, and the reunion flight with First Officer Skiles can be found in our online Press Room at www.usairways.com

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 60 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix with major operations at Boston Logan, New York-LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Charlotte hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

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