Scott Dworkin is a freelance aerial photographer, contractor and photojournalist based outside of Los Angeles, California. He has had had a lifelong passion for aviation and photography, and after honing his skills as a photographer for many years , he decided to combine the two interests professionally in 2010.
Since 2010, Scott's work has been published in numerous international aviation magazines and websites. As a photographer and writer, he has flown with and covered every branch of the United States Armed Forces, as well as worked with many Department of Defense contractors, civilian aviation outfits, and law enforcement aviation units. Scott embedded with the United States Air Force 452nd Airlift Wing, from March Air Reserve Base in California and traveled with them to Afghanistan to cover their aeromedical evacuation missions and has also traveled around the United States extensively documenting various other military and civilian units in action. Scott is one of only a handful of civilians in the world that is privileged to fly as an aerial photographer in high performance military aircraft.
Scott's freelance work led to him being hired by the 412th Test Wing, Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California as a full time Flight Test Photographer. While there he provided aerial multimedia, both air-to-air and air-to-ground coverage, including still photography, high definition videography, high-speed video, and post production. Scott routinely flew in various Air Force aircraft to provide documentation of ordnance and weapons testing, drop tests, aircraft flight performance, and other operational missions as required and delivered final products to the Air Force Flight Test Center, the Department of Defense, and various other contract customers.
While at Edwards, Scott was trained in accordance with Air Force Instruction Flight Aircrew Rules and Regulations and was qualified as aircrew in numerous aircraft. He attended the USAF Physiology Training Program at Beale Air Force Base in California. In addition, he held the designation of United States Navy Project Specialist, and with that received Navy Aviation Physiology Training and Aviation Water Survival Training Program qualifications. Scott also currently holds an FAA Class 2 medical certificate.
Scott was recruited by, and worked as a contracted flight test photographer/videographer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Test Wing Pacific, at both Point Mugu, and China Lake in California and other locations as required by the Navy.
The creation of Mach 91 Aerial Photography is the culmination of Scott's dream and passion to deliver the finest quality, dramatic aerial photography possible, to bring the aircraft to life in their natural environment and tell the story of the men and women who serve.