Private pilot’s licence since 1972, sports pilot’s license since 1979
Approx. 1,800 flying hours
Lives in Mellinghausen near Sulingen
Married to Aniko
Studied: electrical engineering
Career: sales engineer – customised mechanical engineering, production machinery for the aluminium extrusion and packaging industries
Retired since 2012
His motto: »You can only understand life when you look back, but to carry on living and experiencing life you need to look forwards”
My first flight as a co-pilot was in a 2-engine Piper Navajo and was so fascinating that I wanted to be able to fly myself at all costs and encouraged me take lessons to gain my private pilot’s licence.
I often visited South, Central and North America as part of my job. I lived and worked in Rio and Sao Paulo for four years. Brazil’s an impressive country with wonderful people and I’ll never forget it. We’ll probably just fly to and visit the majority of places.
It’ll be exciting to see what’s changed and what hasn’t.«