The Photographer - Scott Germain has spent his entire life around airplanes. From a boy flying on his dadís lap to his current position as a pilot for US Airways (West), he has always strived to find new experiences wherever heís gone in aviation. In high school, he soloed on his sixteenth birthday and earned a spot on the school newspaper staff. He dove into writing and photography and enjoyed it. After he won a Quill and Scroll Award from Columbia University, he knew his photography and writing would combine with his passion for aviation.
Accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Germain lead a team that resurrected the campus Pioneer newspaper. During this time, his work was also published on campus and in regional aviation publications. In 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Germain then worked as a flight instructor and was active with the Santa Monica Museum of Flying. As he climbed the ladder, heís been a cargo pilot, air taxi pilot, regional airline captain, and is now a major airline pilot. Along the way, he found time to fly over 90 types of aircraft, and has been active in unlimited and sport class air racing, formation flying, warbirds and aerobatics. His favorite accomplishment? "Racing at Reno," he said. "It's been my passion since I was eight or nine."
He often carried his camera on his flights, and would spend weekends and vacations at west coast airshows, air museums, or the Reno air races.
When he isnít out flying the Airbus or a warbird, Germain finds time to be the Assistant Editor of Warbird Digest Magazine, and also runs several aviation related web sites. He has well over 500 articles and photographs and two books published. His third is awaiting publication now. His work has appeared in Warbird Digest, Air Classics, Aeroplane Monthly, Aircraft Illustrated, FlyPast, Air and Space Magazine, EAA Sport Aviation, EAA Warbirds, ALPA magazine, Flight Journal, programs for the Reno Air Races, the 2007 Gathering of Mustangs, and a number of other publications. His air to air photography is also featured in the 2008 and 2009 Warbird Depot calendar.
Germain is also a member of the International Society of Aviation Photographers, Society of Air Racing Historians, EAA, EAA Warbirds, Wings of Flight Foundation, and Warbirds Unlimited Foundation. His work is also being used in the Grey Eagles production; a documentary about Lt. Jim Brooks and his World War Two P-51 Mustang.
All images and works on this site are copyright 2003 - 2012 by Scott Germain. No use without express written permission.