Dr Bill Scott is a Senior FAA Medical Examiner and has been
performing FAA Medical Exams since 1980. He is additionally qualified as a participant in
the Airline Pilot’s Association Human Interventional Motivation Study (HIMS) to provide
counsel in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation of professional pilots.
After college, Bill entered the US Navy, where he was Carrier based
flying F-4 Phantoms. As the Vietnam War ended, the Navy realized they had too many pilots
and not enough doctors. The Navy developed a Medical School Scholarship to transition
pilots to doctors and Bill was fortunate to join several of his fellow pilots in the
Upon completing his medical training, he attended the US Navy Flight
Surgeon School. This, with some “good ole boy” help, opened the door to refresher
flight training and orders to the F-14 training Squadron in San Diego, where he completed
the flight syllabus and was subsequently designated a flight instructor for the F-14
Tomcat. He also served as the Squadron Flight Surgeon and moonlighted in local Emergency
Rooms. Later, Bill was ordered to an Operational Test Pilot job at Point Mugu, CA where he
spent 10 years at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Four (VX-4) as an Operational Test
Director for Human Factors, Escape and Environmental Systems and Air to Air Gunnery
Systems in the F-14 and F-18 aircraft. During his stint as an Operational Test Pilot, Bill
flew the F-14 Tomcats, F-4 Phantoms and F-18 Hornets.
Due to his exposure to Diving Medicine in the Navy, he has remained an
enthusiastic diver and became Board Certified in Hyperbaric/Undersea Medicine through the
American Board of Preventive Medicine. Bill also works at the local Hyperbaric Wound
Center and serves as a Diving Medical Officer with the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical
Bill retired from the US Navy in 1991. He now prioritizes his time to
Aviation Medicine at the Camarillo Airport (KCMA) office. He continues some part time work
in the local Emergency Room and Hyperbaric/Wound Care facility.
He stays current flying his Cessna 414 Chancellor.
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