Scott Manning was born in the southern California town of Upland and grew up in the nearby town of Rancho Cucamonga. His love of airplanes started when his dad took him to Cable Airport for their fly-in. However, it was an air show at Chino Airport in 1979, called the Gathering Of Eagles, that introduced him to aircraft of the WW-II, and a life-long love affair was born. Some of his most Cherished memories involve getting up before dawn and going to air shows all around southern California with his dad. These included March AFB, George AFB, Norton AFB, Edwards AFB, the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, NAS Miramar, and NAS Point Mugu. Using a Nikon camera he received for Christmas Scott began to document many of the aircraft at these shows.
After entering high school in 1985, Scott soon began volunteering at the Planes Of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California. His first assignment was to help remove the olive drab paint from Piccadilly Lilly II, the B-17 Flying Fortress that belongs to the museum. In an example of life coming full circle, he is currently training to be a docent at the Planes Of Fame Museum.
Scott has developed a yen for traveling in recent years. He has been to the National Air And Space Museum, National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, the Pima Air And Space Museum, and Castle Air Museum with many more on his bucket list.
Scott takes many photos that appear on the Detail & Scale Facebook page, and has also done specific photography for Detail & Scale digital publications and the Detail & Scale website.