NEW YORK — Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger will be back in the skies over New York City Thursday for the first time since January’s heroic Hudson River emergency landing.

Jeff Skiles, his co-pilot at the time, will be in the cockpit with him as they take the New York-Charlotte, N.C., route that US Airways Flight 1549 was traveling Jan. 15 when a bird strike forced the crew to bring the plane down in the river.