Don Bateman’s Life-Saving Work In Aviation

The Seattle Times has a story about Don Bateman, who invented the “ground-proximity-warning-system” technology used on airplanes. His invention has reduced controlled flight into terrain crashes by 99.9% for commercial aircraft. From the article:

The technology eliminated the “No. 1 killer in aviation for decades,” said Bill Voss, chief executive of the Flight Safety Foundation. “It’s accepted within the industry that Don Bateman has probably saved more lives than any single person in the history of aviation.”

Redmond aviation engineer’s lifelong work has saved thousands of lives

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