Is Sully the New Chuck Norris?
Hero pilot gets much online love
US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III.
Updated at 4:18 PM EST on Monday, Jan 26, 2009
What would Sully do?
Chesley B. Sullenberger III has received phone calls from President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama, and is generally being hailed a hero around the globe.
As of Saturday morning, "Sully," as he's affectionately known, already had more than 112,000 fans on his newly launched Facebook page, presumably created by somebody else.
And Zazzle.com now has "Sully Is My Co-Pilot" hats and T-shirts available for purchase.
Another T-shirt reads: "Don't Forget To Tip Your Pilot."
And purses and aprons read: "Sully Is My Flyboy."
More on Sully from NBCNewYork.com:
Article: Is Sully Your Flyboy?
Article: Meet The Hero of Flight 1549
Article: Obama Speaks With Hero Pilot of Flight 1549
Video: Hero Pilot's Wife: "We Are Very Proud of Dad"