Monday, February 6, 2012

The Engineer Who Stopped Airplanes From Flying Into Mountains

Posted by samzenpus  

from the just-pull-up dept.
First time accepted submitter gmrobbins writes"The Seattle Times profiles avionics engineer Don Bateman, whose Honeywell lab in Redmond, Washington has for decades pioneered ground proximity warning systems. Bateman's innovations have have nearly eliminated controlled flight into terrain by commercial aircraft, the most common cause of fatal airplane accidents."

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