Scott Germain likes to say he’s lived almost his entire life in the sky.
From the age of nine, Scott mixed flying with his dad and snapping photos on a Kodak 110 Instamatic camera. Writing came into play when he worked on his high school newspaper. Today, thirty years after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he’s climbed the aviation ladder and is a captain for American Airlines.
“That pays the bills and allows me to do the fun things,” he says. Like flying warbirds… And writing… And photography… And guitars…
“The photography aspect, for me, started with that Instamatic.” That became a Pentax Me-Super, then a Nikon F3. “In college, I quickly came to see air-to-air was something I wanted to specialize in.”
Germain’s work has been featured in dozen’s of magazines, and he’s founded and runs One-on-One / Air-to-Air. The LLC teaches photographers the basic and advanced skills needed to safely plan, brief, and run air-to-air photo flights.
“I have a unique combination of skills. As a formation pilot, warbird pilot, and air-to-air photographer, I can combine everything in my course so other photographers can learn the foundation of these skill sets and be safe and successful.”
Germain calls Phoenix, Arizona, his home.