Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Jim Tomayko

Jim Tomayko was my boss/mentor/sponsor during my sabbatical at the Software Engineering Institute at CMU. He was a NASA historian and seemed to know just about everything about NASA computers and fly-by-wire aircraft. He was a leader in software engineering education, particularly at the masters degree level.

Jim died this month: obituary and a tribute from CMU.

Since he was a private pilot he probably would have liked this video taken from the cockpit of a jet landing at San Diego. You can hear the ground proximity warning whistle, and the automatic altitude call outs.