Is Sully the New Chuck Norris?

Hero pilot gets much online love

By JOHN P. WISE
|  Monday, Jan 26, 2009  |  Updated 3:18 PM CDT
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Is Sully the New Chuck Norris?

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US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III.

What would Sully do?

Chesley B. Sullenberger III has received phone calls from President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama, and is generally being hailed a hero around the globe.

As of Saturday morning, "Sully," as he's affectionately known, already had more than 112,000 fans on his newly launched Facebook page, presumably created by somebody else.

And Zazzle.com now has "Sully Is My Co-Pilot" hats and T-shirts available for purchase.

Another T-shirt reads: "Don't Forget To Tip Your Pilot."

And purses and aprons read: "Sully Is My Flyboy."

More on Sully from NBCNewYork.com:

  • Article: Is Sully Your Flyboy?
  • Article: Meet The Hero of Flight 1549
  • Article: Obama Speaks With Hero Pilot of Flight 1549
  • Video: Hero Pilot's Wife: "We Are Very Proud of Dad"

     

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