Jeffrey A. Scott

Jeff Scott
Aerospace Engineer


Staff Member:
1997-present


Favorite Quote:
"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth ...
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
- Gillespie Magee, Jr.,
High Flight, 1941

"When the going gets tough, the tough get aeronautical."
- H. M. Murdock,
The A-Team



Favorite Vehicle:
XB-70 Valkyrie
The B-70 was a remarkable aircraft that advanced the state of the art in aerodynamics, propulsion, heat transfer, and manufacturing technologies to make sustained flight at Mach 3 a reality.

Biography: Jeff Scott is an aerospace engineer specializing in aerodynamic analysis and conceptual design. His primary expertise is applying aerodynamic prediction software and trajectory simulations to flight test programs and flight clearance efforts. Among the projects Jeff has supported during his career are airframe design, flight testing, guidance and control software, modeling & simulation, system engineering, performance predictions, wind tunnel tests, high-speed propulsion research, and aviation safety. Jeff is the chief editor of Aerospaceweb.org.

Professional Interests: Aerodynamics, flight mechanics, airframe design, six degree-of-freedom simulation analysis, trajectory prediction and visualization, computational fluid dynamics, flying qualities, flight simulation, vehicle performance.

Personal Interests: Aviation history, civil and military aircraft, model rocketry, radio controlled boats, radio controlled planes, photography.

Selected Memberships:

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • International Test and Evaluation Association
  • National Association of Rocketry
  • Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Achievement Award for Aerodynamics and Modeling & Simulation, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Expertise in Aeromechanics, 2009
  • NASA Team Achievement Award for Wind Tunnel Advancement, 2008
  • Team Leadership Award for Trajectory Prediction, 2006
  • Team Leadership Award for Engineering Investigation 2005
  • Teammate Appreciation Award for Flight Test Support, 2005
  • Team Award for Excellence in Acquisition, 2005
  • Achievement Award for Aerodynamic Analysis, 2004
  • Engineer & Scientist Development Award, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Letter of Appreciation for Flight Test Support, 2003
  • Leadership Award, 1998
  • NASA Scholar, 1997
  • Selected Publications:

  • Scott, J. Advanced Wind Tunnel Test Methods for a Rolling Airframe, Air Vehicle Engineering Conference, July 2009.
  • Scott, J. Flight Test Results and Simulation Methods for Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV/UCAV Subsystems Symposium, August 2004.
  • Scott, J. Application of Simulations to Investigating Flight Test Anomalies, Aircraft & UAV Engineering Conference, May 2004.
  • Scott, J., Wind Tunnel Test Results to Validate Analytical Predictions of Protuberance Drag, November 2003.




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