Born in 1962 in Wuppertal / Germany I had always been addicted to things with wings. Consequently I started flying gliders at the age of 14. As an active pilot until 2006, I logged around 1.000 hours in a variety of aircraft. In 1979 I had been selected as a member of the German “International Air Cadet Exchange” Team and spent some time in the US. That visit marked the start for my interest in both military aviation and photography. I shot thousands of aviation pictures since those early days, several have been published in magazines and calendars.