Thread: A giant passed away
02-09-2008, 02:07 PM #1
A giant passed away
It is with great sadness I have seen the news this morning on the Avsim website.
Captain Mel Ott, also known as "Captain Tarmac", passed away on Thursday at his home in Florida. Mel was a well known member of our community and as a retired 747 Pilot for Northwest Airlines he gave me alot of information about his beloved Queen of the Skies.
He died at the age of 65, far to young.
Mell participated in the begin period with PM , at the moment the software was mostly focused on the B747-400.
Mell was the guy who was pushing me to start and continue building my cockpit project.
A great man, he will always be remembered.
02-09-2008, 02:28 PM #2
He will be missed.God's in command, I'm just the Pilot.
02-09-2008, 02:29 PM #3
WHAT?? No Way?? Age 65 he was too young!! I remember he was te first one to use Plasma Screens when they where like real expensive for his home sim!! Talked to him a couple of times... very nice guy and actually a lot of the developments in Magenta was cause of him in terms of realism! Rest in Peace sir and may god have you flying his personal 747-400 a great loss for the communitty!!
02-09-2008, 02:42 PM #4
Thank you Miche for bringing this to our attention.
My deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends and as Miche says: "A great man, he will always be remembered."
02-09-2008, 04:54 PM #5
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Holley, New York U.S.A.
I had the chance to work with Mel at PM... He will be greatly missed.....Bob Reed
02-09-2008, 08:36 PM #6
- Join Date
- May 2006
I did not know this person but is always sad to hear of someone passing especially an aviator.
02-13-2008, 12:55 AM #7
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
He was one of the first people I met in the hobby in the mid 90's. He was very cool and influential for me as well.
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