Born: 1979, Malta.
Interests: Flying, aviation in general and aviation photography.
Occupation: Student pilot/ Royal Danish Air Force.
Cameras: Pentax A3 (1993-2004) with Tokina 35-200mm and Cosina 100-500mm
Fuji S5000 (2004-2005) with Olympus TCON-17 telephoto lens.
Fuji S9500 (2006à) with Olympus TCON-17 telephoto lens.
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As you may have noticed on the rest of the website, I always had a special interest in aviation. This started at an early stage in my life. I'm not sure what did it for me, but I always knew that I wanted to become a pilot. At the age of about 4, I saw the Italian Aerobatic Team 'Frecce Tricolori' for the first time. I was rather scared when the aircraft flew low and fast over my head; however I was very impressed and fascinated. I soon developed a dream of becoming a fighter-pilot and flying the fast jets.
Growing up into the teenage years, I soon realised
that my dream of flying military jets couldn't be achieved in Malta as the
country doesn’t have an Air Force. So I started thinking about becoming a
commercial pilot or Air-Traffic Controller, since those were the only options
that I had. However, as time went by, and I attended the yearly air shows in
So when I turned 18 (ultimo 1997), I decided to move
I also took the glider-pilot's license, which would increase my chances of getting in the Air Force and was a relatively cheap way of getting some flying experience, which is always an advantage, when one wants to become a pilot. In 2003 I got registered as a talent in the Danish Glider-pilot's union. This was something that I was very happy about, since there were only about 20 registered talents in Denmark at that time.
I finally got my citizenship in January 2004, and sent my application to the Air Force. I attended phase 1 of the tests in November 2004 and passed. On January 17th I was called in for the final admission tests and made it through with exceptional results. I was thrilled! Suddenly the dream, that had always been “just a dream” got within reach and started feeling real. I was given the offer of starting the course on January 31st and took the offer without hesitation (of course!). If you would like to follow the progress and read about my experiences in the Air Force, you can read the Diary.
I met Sara in 1996, when she was working as a tourist guide in Malta, and I was working as a bar-tender at a bar close to her job. Sara has helped me a lot with learning the Danish language. She served as a ‘living dictionary,’ always ready to translate anything for me. I am very thankful for her help and support. I couldn’t have gotten this far without her.
Anna, my dad Raymond and my sister Claire. My parents also deserve great
appreciation. They have supported me all the way, even though it was very
difficult for them to say farewell when I decided to move to
Myself together with my brother John, and my sister Claire during a
family picnic in 2001. John was born about 2 weeks after I had moved to
Aircraft types that I’ve flown to date:
Aerospatiale Tampico TB3
Piper PA28 Cherokee
Grob Twin Astir
Grob Astir CS
Schleicher Ka 6E
Schleicher Ka 6cr
SZD-50-3 Puchacz CZ
Diamond aircraft HK36 Super Dimona
Rolladen Schneider LS4
F16 MLU simulator
Schempp-Hirth Discus 2A
PZL- Swidnik PW5
Saab T-17 Supporter