Sully Sullenberger wants to save the FAA

One of the things Congress must do in the next two months is pass legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates air traffic in the United States, and is operating under a law that expires Sept. 30. A bill that would privatize the air-traffic-control system has been introduced in the House; the Senate is considering a different version. Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who famously piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009, has some serious concerns about how these bills would affect access to air travel and the safety of aviation. He recently spoke with me about the FAA and more. Read our conversation here.