Charles focuses on aviation photography. His aviation background gives him an excellent foundation for this photography specialty.
Sixty years of aviation experience started with his first flying lesson in 1954. Building on this background starting with simple fabric covered trainer aircraft led to complex piston aircraft and finally to business jets in the Citation III and XLS medium jet class.
After 20 years with business jet manufacturers, he flew as a Captain for Netjets, Inc. flying all over the US with occasional trips to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. During this time his writing and photography emerged as a contributing editor for the Cessna and Piper Flyer Magazines. With 10 years experience writing articles on destinations, equipment reviews and safety issues, photography is a key part of telling the story. Some of the portfolio images first appeared in these magazine articles.
As a current owner of a single engine 4 passenger Cessna Skylane, he continues to go over the horizon searching out new destinations for fun and adventure. This small aircraft is a magic carpet that is the transportation to the locations in the Outdoor section portfolio and other future projects.
Here is hoping that Charles’ passion for flying and photography in these photographs will place you in the cockpit or locations to experience the beauty of the moment and the excitement viewing the world from above looking through a cockpit windscreen.