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Gossip: Richard Branson, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
British billionaire Richard Branson this week offered to double the salary of hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger if he’ll leave U.S. Airways for a job at Branson’s Virgin Air.
 

British billionaire Richard Branson this week offered to double the salary of hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger if he’ll leave U.S. Airways for a job at Branson’s Virgin Air. “We’ll make him the best-paid pilot at Virgin,” said Branson of the man who safely landed his jet in
New York City’s Hudson River last month. “He also can become one of the astronauts in my intergalactic spaceship company. The man can write his own ticket with me.” Sullenberger called the offer “amazing,” saying, “I will be happy to entertain all the things that are coming my way.”

 

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