Pilot, author, speaker and safety expert Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger will be making a visit to Colorado to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Centennial Airport.

The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot will headline a luncheon on Friday, May 25 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

Sullenberger will be sharing his credo of “leadership by personal example” and the life lessons that prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis of guiding a U.S. Airways plane onto New York's Hudson River in 2009.

Rescue crews secure US Airways flight 1549 floating in the water after it crashed into the Hudson River January 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Tickets to the gala are available online. All proceeds will help fund future Centennial Airport Foundation aviation and aerospace scholarships.

“From humble beginnings in 1968, Centennial Airport has grown to become one of the most respected, premier business airports in the nation,” said Robert Olislagers, Centennial Airport Chief Executive Officer, in a news release. “More importantly, the airport has proven itself as an integral part of the economic success of the Denver South Metro area, and being able to celebrate 50 years of aviation excellence with Captain Sullenberger, who exemplifies excellence in aviation, is a fitting tribute to not only the airport, but to all who have made our success possible.”