Video: New job for Capt. Sully

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    >>> we learned today the hero of the hudson river has a new job. captain sully sullenberger of us airways water landing fame is moving into a new role as a management pilot on the safety team of the airline. while it's a teaching position, it also means you just might hear his voice over the p.a. from the front of the cockpit if you fly us airways . for those who

updated 9/28/2009 7:50:47 PM ET 2009-09-28T23:50:47

The pilot who guided his crippled jetliner to a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River in January is set to fly again.

US Airways says Capt. Chesley Sullenberger will return to the cockpit as a management pilot and will also join the Tempe, Ariz.-based airline's safety management team.

A date for his return to flying status wasn't announced by the airline on Monday.

Sullenberger says he has missed working and looks forward to his return to the sky.

Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully," was hailed as a hero after he and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles managed to glide their Airbus A320 into the water after its engines were disabled by a flock of geese. The 155 people on board all survived.

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