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“RPM” Presentation & Book Signing at West Custer County Library
October 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
West Custer County Library District
AVIATION AUTHOR TO SHARE STORIES
RPM — Routine, Professionalism and Magic. These three words capsulize Bill Scott’s 40+ years of flying as a pilot, U.S. Air Force Special Equipment Operator, military and civilian flight test engineer, and reporter/aircraft evaluator for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. On Fri., October 24 at 5 p.m., the West Custer County Library is hosting Scott’s “RPM” presentation, a series of stories about his experiences that range from bailing out of a crippled aircraft during developmental stall tests to flying twice with the Navy’s “Blue Angels” team.
“When my eyesight went south in the fifth grade, a Colorado kid’s dreams of flight appeared to be grounded forever,” said Scott. “Fortunately, the Air Force needed other types of fly-guys, not just eagle-eyed pilots. I was incredibly lucky to be selected for classified and flight test roles, ultimately logging more than 2,000 flight hours in 80 different types of aircraft.”
Bill Scott is a co-author of three books: Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III; Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III, and Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story. A solo-written novel, The Permit, is based on the murder of his eldest son, Erik Scott. Following the “RPM” presentation, Scott will be available to sign his books.
Scott said he and his wife roamed Colorado’s high country for two years before discovering the Wet Mountain Valley in 1996. “After a couple of real estate near-misses, we were blessed to find a small, rustic cabin in Tanglewood Acres,” said Scott. Most of his novels have been written at “Fort Scott” over the past 17 summers.
The capacity for the library’s Community Room is 50 people, so it is suggested that attendees arrive early to ensure a seat at this free presentation. For more information on the event, contact West Custer County Library Director Amy Moulton at 783-9138.