William B. Scott recently retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. He focused primarily on advanced aerospace and weapons technology, business, flight testing and military operations, wrote more than 2,500 stories for the magazine, and received 16 editorial awards. He also co-authored the book, Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story.
Scott is a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multiengine ratings. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento. During a nine-year Air Force career, Scott served as aircrew on classified nuclear sampling missions; an electronics engineering officer at the National Security Agency, working space communication security programs; and an instrumentation and flight test engineer. He also worked as a civilian FTE/program manager and proposal group manager for three aerospace companies: General Dynamics, Falcon Jet Corp, and Tracor Flight Systems Inc.