Danville 'hero' pilot in D.C. for Inauguration
Original post made on Jan 19, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 19, 2009, 9:59 AM
on Jan 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm
I understand that the Sullenberger interview has been
postponed and Friday's events in Danville is canceled,
please let me know if/when it will be rescheduled and how
I may get to hard copies of these movies to you.
s/ Gary J. Mondfrans
cc: of e-mail to Matt Lauer - Tribute Videos of Hero
Captain Sullenberger and the NY First Responders
From: G Shots <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Parrish, Kevin (NBC Universal)"
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:21:15 -0800
Subject: My Video Tributes to Hero Captain "Sully"
Sullenberger, his crew, FDNY and all the "First
Responders" public safety and citizen alike -- They are
Hey old buddy, you must be busy but it is a great time to
be such a part of history!!
I hope you were in on what may have been one of America's
greatest day, in sharp contrast to the shameful Bush
Administrations response to Hurricane Katrina in New
I've been able to follow some of your travels from inside
the Fire Dispatch Room in San Francisco where the TV is
always on, my preference is MSNBC in so many ways, and I
can't wait to get home to watch Rachael Maddow and Keith
Olberman. I'm working 0300-1300 hours now, which gives me
time to work on my videos. You should see what I do with
wedding and baby pictures, I love baby pics and video
I understand that Matt Lauer is interviewing Capt.
Sullenberger tomorrow on Today and I'd like you to pass
this on to him, I'm not sure I have the right e-mail. It
is my intent to make a very special DVD for the Captain's
birthday on Friday and present it to him when Sullenberger
returns to Danville for a hometown heroes welcome! We're
the same age and he seems like quite a guy, one of quiet
confidence, and one for sure I'd like to see at the door
when I board a plane. Training, experience and discipline
count, I hear it been said that flying is a lot like
dispatching, hours of boredom marked by seconds of
controlled terror. The flight crew also functions like we
do where everybody knows what to do and everybody works
together like a finely tuned instrument.
I'm also sending to you what I sent to Mayor Bloomberg.
Hey, after the inauguration will you be coming back to San
It seems like you haven't been back here in quite awhile.
My best to you and Kathy and your "little" ones!
USAirways Flight 1549 Video tributes to Captain "Sully"
Sullenberger and his crew, and all the first responders,
public safety and citizen alike who made the miracle of
the Hudson a day we can all be proud of.
I am the former Mayor of San Bruno and have been in
emergency communications with the San Francisco Police
Department and the City's Department of Emergency
Management for the past 27 years. I just want to convey to
you my sincere thanks to you and the people of greater New
York City for a job well done!
It is my passion as a videographer to make video
presentations for people, places and events of
significance. To that end I have prepared four videos the
first commending Captain Sully Sullenberger and his flight
crew, two others commending the first responders both
public safety and citizen alike as true American heroes.
I have them presently posted on YouTUBE under
'GShotsTV' and will soon post them in HQ
on my website www.GShotsTV.com .
Please feel free to share them as you please.
Best wishes again,
s/ Gary J. Mondfrans
Department of Emergency Management
City & County of San Francisco
1011 Turk Street #D-73
San Francisco CA 94102
on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:23 am
i am the third person in the family to read your book " most heroic common sense experience". a mother of a usairways capt. pilot.
your book had me understand the inner feelings my son had as a youngster, wanting to fly. you are our hero. enjoy life with wife and children.