Scott "Harley" Davidson
Chief Strategy Officer / F/A-18 Program Manager
Scott “Harley” Davidson is the Chief Strategy Officer and F/A-18 Program Manager for RAVN AERO, Inc where he is responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives for the company
as well as overseeing all aspects of the F/A-18 Hornet Program. Scott is a native of Thousand Oaks, California. After an enlistment as an active-duty Marine, Scott graduated from California Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and earned a commission through the USMC PLC Air Program.
Scott began his career in the Marine Corps as an F/A-18 hydraulic mechanic where he cross trained into every occupational specialty in the F/A-18 program. He transitioned to become an Officer and was designated a Naval Aviator in May 1998, receiving orders to the “Sharpshooters” of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 at MCAS El Toro, CA for F/A-18 Hornet Training. His first fleet assignment was with the only permanently forward deployed USMC Fighter squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212 (VMFA-212) “Lancers” based at Iwakuni, Japan. While with the Lancers, Scott held several F/A-18 maintenance officer positions, was a MAWTS-1 designated Air Combat Tactics Instructor (ACTI), a Department Head and supported extensive combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Upon completing his tour at VMFA-212, Scott received orders to Air Test & Evaluation Squadron 9 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA where he flew the F/A-18 A-D model Hornet and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Scott served as an F/A-18 maintenance advisor/investigator, Operational Test Pilot, Test Director, and Branch Head of the Special Programs and Foreign Material Exploitation divisions.
Following his time in China Lake, he then received orders back to Iwakuni, where he continued to fly the F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Aircraft Group 12 while simultaneously assuming command of an Aviation Support Operations Unit. Scotts final positions supported the Commanding General of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in several leadership billets. Scott retired from active duty in February of 2010.
Since completing his military service, Scott has engaged in several business and entrepreneurial opportunities in both retail and commercial based services where he served in positions such as an Advisor and Director of Business and Operations. Scott also has worldwide experience as a Corporate Pilot, Director of Safety/Crash Mishap Investigator for aviation companies and was the Chief Operating Officer for an east coast aviation transportation company.
Scott has accumulated over 6,000 flight hours in various military and civilian aircraft, to include all variants of the F/A-18 Hornet, as well as numerous Super Mid-Sized and Large Cabin commercial aircraft.