Tom J. Yager
Distinguished Research Associate
Thomas J. Yager is a retired senior research engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon in June 1963, two weeks prior to starting work at NASA Langley. His NASA career has involved many evaluations of aircraft landing gear systems in tests at the Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility and a variety of instrumented aircraft ground handling performance studies. He was the NASA Program Manager for the Joint Winter Runway Friction Measurement Program. He has authored or co-authored over 140 technical reports, articles and presentations describing the results of his studies. Tom has been recently given the title of Distinguished Research Associate in order to complete two research reports. When not at work, he likes to participate in most sports, playing with his six grandchildren, and gardening, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, golfing and traveling with his wife, Susan.