Scott, William
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1946
Birth City: 
Flagler
Birth State: 
CO
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Author - retired Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine
Biography: 

William B. Scott is the author of four books—three novels and a work of nonfiction about the B-2 stealth bomber. A flight test engineer graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, he retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. He pioneered the “Fiction as a Legal Weapon” class of techno-thrillers, a premise established in The Permit, a novel based on his eldest son's murder. His newest co-authored nonfiction book, License to Kill: The Murder of Erik Scott, is set to release in 2017. Learn more about William and his work on his website, www.williambscott.com.

Awards/Honors: 
Royal Aeronautical Society: Aerospace Journalist of the Year - Best Airshow Submission (Paris 2007)
Royal Aeronautical Society: Aerospace Journalist of the Year - Best Airshow Submission (co-winner)(London, 2006)
14 awards from McGraw-Hill, National Business Journalism (co-winner Jesse H. Neal Award), the former Aviation/Space Writers Association, and Aviation Week Group
Education/Training: 
Graduate, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, 1975 - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, California State University at Sacramento, 1972 - AAS Electronics Technology, Southern Colorado State College (now CSU-Pueblo), 1967 - Commercial pilot with instrument, single/multi engine ratings
Organizations: 
International Thriller Writers - Air Force Association - Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
"Fiction as a Legal Weapon: Shaping the Perception Battlefield" (The power of fiction/entertainment to educate citizens and expose corruption - "Outlaw Cops: America's Most Dangerous Domestic Terrorists?" - Pyroterrorism ("Fire Wars"): the threats of terrorist ignited wildfires throughout the West - Military space operations and vulnerabilities - Military Aviation - "RPM - Flying Tales" - Flight Testing

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