Christiaan van Heijst

On Terra Quantum since Oct 10, 2016


About photographer

Born and raised in The Netherlands (1983), I was drawn to the sky and decided from an early age on I wanted to become a pilot.

Currently flying the Boeing 747-8 and -400 Freighter for Cargolux; Europe’s major all-cargo airline.

At the age of 20 I was hired by ACMI-specialist Denimair as a First Officer on the Fokker 50 Turboprop.

I flew the wonderful Fokker 50 for almost 2,5 years with operations ranging from European contracts, to local African airlines and military operations in Afghanistan that has left a deep impression on me.

After 4,5 years on the Boeing 737 with Transavia, I was hired as a First Officer on the Boeing 747-400 at the age of 27.

From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms. Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged.

Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit.


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