"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 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
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,