sunset02About me as a pilot

I am an Airline Captain on the B737 based in London Gatwick, flying for the UK’s biggest Leisure Airline.
Our route structure changes completely between summer and winter, making it very interesting every six months when we go through another cycle.

In the summer we fly on the B737 throughout Europe to many sun destinations while in the winter we have a mixture of sun & ski destinations.

The summer flights can be challenging as we fly to many destinations, for example the Greek Islands, with short runways, non-precision approaches and changeable weather.
In the winter we fly to many airports throughout the Alps area where we deal with steep approaches, short runways, winter weather and circling approaches in valleys with only one way in and one way out.

Summer is obviously our busiest time when the aircraft fly nearly 24/7.

About my photography

I have been carrying a camera with me ever since I started flying. My first inflight photos were during my 1st solo!

About my career

My first flight was at age 18 when I started my Private Pilot License (PPL).
At the ago of 20 I travelled to the USA to do a full-time Commercial Pilots License & Instructors Course in South Carolina. After acquiring my licenses I stayed another year to build up flying hours as an instructor. Most of this was done in Florida where I did some amazing flights; The best one was in a Piper Warrior where I flew with a friend from Florida to California and back to Florida in 8 days time.

After my return to Europe there were hardly any flying jobs around at the time and I kept busy with sightseeing flights and instructing.
After a few years I managed to go back to the USA and fly a BE-1900 on the West Coast for a cargo operator for a year which gave me some great turbo-prop experience.

Eventually, I finally got a job at a UK based regional airline flying the BAe 146.
I stayed 2 1/2 years before I got a job on a B737 based in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Home for me!).
This job only lasted 1 year and I ended up flying the B737 in Germany.

After 3 years in Germany I was offered my current job and I have been here ever since.

I have been flying for 30 years now and recently passed the 14,000hrs mark!

About this website

Having collected photos throughout my career I have decided to create this website to be able to share them with you.
I hope you will enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed taking them.