He may have flown starships, tri-motors, biplanes and even a rubber
raft but actor and real life pilot Harrison Ford is narrating the
story of Captain Sully's amazing water landing in a new Learning
Channel documentary called; Brace for Impact this January.
While he has been doing a lot of narrating, most
recently for the Art Gallery of Ontario's King Tut exhibit this
latest gig involves telling a story that would make even Indiana
Jones sweat a bit!
The press release for the new show describes it as;
TLC today announced that the highly anticipated documentary film
BRACE FOR IMPACT, about the remarkable landing of US Airways Flight
1549 in the Hudson River by Captain Chesley B. "Sully"
Sullenberger, III, will premiere January 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
Celebrated actor - and avid pilot - Harrison Ford, narrates. Produced
by Daniel H. Birman Productions Inc., BRACE FOR IMPACT features
interviews with Captain Sullenberger, passengers, air traffic
controllers and first responders who assisted the landing. Stunning
graphics, combined with compelling first- person accounts, create
a 360-degree perspective of that fateful event, which gripped
global attention the afternoon of January 15, 2009.
"I'm honored and gratified by the attention I've received
as a result of this event. On January 15, we had a remarkably
good day, and I'm proud that my crew and I were up to the task,"
said Captain Sullenberger. "I am sure that this documentary
will convey the ongoing power of this story and its ability to
touch and inspire people around the world."
The story's nerve center is Captain Sullenberger, whose heroic
actions during the incident enabled him and his crew to save the
lives of the 155 people on board that flight. Giving the audience
an insider's view to the path he took that day, Sully will be
reunited with the actual plane he landed, and will - for the first
time - fly the actual route of 1549 and explain what happened
and how he needed to make extreme choices while navigating a crippled
aircraft over Manhattan.
While Indyfans have been thrilled at the fictional exploits of
the famed adventurer/archeologist nothing can compare to the real
life heroics of Captain Sullenberger. So sit back and listen to
the tale of a man with nerves of steel, and be glad that there's
folks out there like him!
Posted by Mitchell Hallock