Photographer Al Pike grew up in Little Falls Minnesota living less than a two-minute drive from the boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. During his high school years, he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and upon graduation joined the United States Air Force, and learned to fly in an Air Force Aero Club. Eyesight prevented him from pursuing a flying career in the Air Force. It was while in the service that he purchased his first 35mm camera. He is continuing his interest in photography wanting to share his love of aviation through the lens of a camera.
His aviation-themed digital photography has won awards, been published in magazines and calendars, and on public exhibition in his hometown of Little Falls MN.
He lives with his wife Carol Ann in Minnetonka Minnesota and has been a longtime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and in more recent years a member of the International Society for Aviation Photography.