'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot Sully Sullenberger nominated by Biden to aviation post

Retired airline Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, testifies during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from officials in the airline industry regarding the status of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
Retired airline Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, testifies during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from officials in the airline industry regarding the status of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. Photo credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger -- aka the "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot -- has been nominated by President Joe Biden as the U.S. representative to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the White House announced Tuesday afternoon.

Sullenberger, 70, joined Biden, 78, on the president campaign trail.

Sullenberger in 2009 glided US Airways flight 1549, a Airbus A320, to a successful landing on the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, in what became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."

There were no fatalities.

Sullenberger is a former United States Air Force fighter pilot, retired airline pilot, safety expert and keynote speaker. As an Air Line Pilots Association accident investigation committee member, he has participated in National Transportation Safety Board investigations of major airline accidents, leading to improved airline procedures and training for emergency evacuation.