Hello my Aviator!
I am Patrick from Germany and I am a commercial pilot. After flying a business jet (Citation XLS+) for six years, I am now type rated on the Airbus A300. Since September 2016 I have been blogging about my pilot life and my healthy lifestyle. Besides many travel tips you will find posts about aviation and my journeys around the world. View the different categories below to find out more about me. Positive mind, positive life and happy landings!
I started my aviation career early. After finishing high school in Germany I attended the flight school at the age of 20. To bridge the waiting time for a cockpit job I worked as a simulation pilot at the German air traffic control. In summer I completed my first type rating on the Cessna Citation XLS. The following six years I gained over 2000 flight hours on this aircraft as First Officer. In my opinion, the business aviation was the perfect start for my aviation career. I like to work independently and the flexibility which the job demanded. I also enjoyed serving the champagne to VIPS. In 2017 I took my career to the next level. I am now flying the Airbus A300 for a major German airline. Since April 2019 I am a captain.
Over the years my job made me to a professional traveler. Besides my journeys to many different cities (mainly in Europe) as a pilot, I still love to travel on a private basis. After a couple of days at home, I become restless and I want to go somewhere. That is wanderlust! So far I have lived for almost one year in South Dakota, USA during my exchange year when I was 16. Last year I lived in Barcelona for three months. I have been to all continents except Australia and Antarctica. In total, I have been to more than 50 different countries. Cape Town was the place on earth which impressed me the most. On my bucket list Sydney, Mauritius and Iceland.
Moving to Berlin for my first job in aviation was the best decision I have ever made six years ago. This city shaped me and made me become a fit and healthy pilot. I am really strict about my diet at home and during my journeys. I take care of the quality of food. Besides a healthy diet, I am doing sports regularly. In Berlin I do Crossfit and I also taking personal training sessions. During my travels as pilot, I go to the hotel gyms or do workouts in the hotel room. Berlin is a great city which fits ideally to my healthy lifestyle. There are organic supermarkets and healthy restaurants around each corner. In my opinion, the body is the most valuable asset I have. That is why I am maintaining it as well as possible to have a positive and healthy life.
First officer and professional traveler
German living in Berlin
Age: 30 years old (dob: 17.05.1988)
Height: 1,86 m
Clothing: M (48)