THE art of aviation & TRAVEL

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Enjoy some inside stories into my world beyond the clouds and enjoy some carefully put together short stories and pictures. To me, flying is more than just a job I try to put together the magic we experience up there every day.

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Do you want to have your own part of my skies home or are you looking for a gift for someone special. Check out my store and get your copy of my 2017 photo calender taking you to the skies every month.

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About

Flying the friendly skies since six years makes me not only enjoy breathtaking views but als experience a world beyond the clouds. As an Airline Pilot based in Switzerland I get to travel and explore the world for a living.

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LATEST POSTS & NEWS

News | SPHAIR Special Event 2017 | 27OCT17

 

Every year young aspiring aviators get their first chance to get hands-on training and feedback for their future career above the clouds. This government-funded training program is called SPHAIR and the graduates of this year got invited for a special event that involved not only a scenic flight above the Alps and meeting our former astronaut Claude Nicollier. Enjoy this short movie I did together with my team at SkyProduction.ch on a beautiful day in September.


Story | Behind the Scenes: PHOTO CALENDAR "UP IN THE SKY 2018" | 21OCT17

 

My 2018 photo calendar is available to order since a few days. Check out my Behind the Scenes story and take a closer look at the featured pictures and their story behind in this short article. It shows all 14 sheets of the calendar as well as all the text of the backpage. By ordering your copy you help to support the SWISS Kinderstiftung, a charity organisation taking care of children in need. Thank you!

The calender will be available for shipping by mid November 17.  Read more>>


News | PHOTO CALENDAR "UP IN THE SKY 2018" | 19OCT17

 

As 2018 is approaching fast it's time for a new photo calendar. In my 2018 edition of "Up in the Sky" I show you again some insights into my daily life beyond the clouds. Enjoy breathtaking view from the flight deck on my journeys across the globe. Join me to do some stargazing at FL360, enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or see the impressive visual effects of the St. Elmo's fire while crossing the Intertropical Convergence Zone.

The calender will be available for shipping by mid November 17.  Get yours now>>


News | ZURICH BY NIGHT - A VISIT TO MY HOMEBASE | 19OCT17

 

Have you ever visited Zurich or Switzerland before? If you haven't let me take you along in one of my this years works together with photographer Alessandro Della Bella, Christian Mühlhauser and my team over at SkyProduction.ch

Of course we will let you arrive in style and the good news for all Avgeeks out there is, yes its on the flightdeck. Enjoy this visual ride through Zurich.


News | New video online: Goodbye Avro - Hello C Series | 24AUG17

 

A few days ago the last Avro RJ100 aka Jumbolino left our fleet. Together with my team over at SkyProduction.ch we got to create the latest video for SWISS Intl. Air Lines. Come along and take a peek into the hangar at night where the Avro meets his sucessor the Bombardier C Series and see what happens.

 


Story | VUELO NOCTURNO | 05APR17

 

Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo or J’burg. Depending on the direction of the flight the crew and the passengers either have a short night up ahead if flying eastbound or almost eternal darkness if headed westwards.

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News | HAPPY 2017 | 02JAN17

 

Dear friends and followers of BeyondClouds.ch

I am wishing you all the best for 2017 and many happy landings. The last year has been a great one and I am looking forward to share great moments from above the clouds with you in the new year.

 

I am glad to announce that my photo calender "Up in the Sky 2017" has been a stricking success and is completely sold our. Thanks to you and your kind support I will be able to support the "Kinderstiftung des SWISS Personals" with some great CHF1710.- The raised money will support children in need and help them to have a home or education.


Story | CATCHING THE FIRST LIGHT | 08DEC16

 

Being an airline pilot gives me the exclusive opportunity to catch views and sights not everybody gets to see often.

Among these rare moments up in the sky are sunrises and sunsets, something I can barely get enough. And as a rookie to long haul flights I am still getting used to those long nights aloft. But as an admirer of the blue hour, of course I get the sights I love the most.

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Story | "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" - A WINDY LANDING | 12NOV16

 

Fall keeps not only the pharmacies busy – also we pilots get challenged quite frequently. As summer enjoys some time off on the southern side of the globe, some impressive weather systems keep moving in and across Europe. These frontal systems are quite likely accompanied by gusting winds, dropping temperatures and gusty winds. The closer we get to the ground, the smaller our margins for errors get and gusty winds are among those factors not likely to ease a landing. Read more>>


Story | Behind the Scenes: PHOTO CALENDAR "UP IN THE SKY 2017" | 07NOV16

 

My 2017 photo calendar is available to order since a few days. Check out my Behind the Scenes story and take a closer look at the featured pictures and their story behind in this short article. It shows all 14 sheets of the calendar as well as all the text of the backpage. By ordering your copy you help to support the SWISS Kinderstiftung, a charity organisation taking care of children in need. Thank you!

The calender will be available for shipping by the end of November 16.  Read more>>


News | PHOTO CALENDAR "UP IN THE SKY 2017" | 02NOV16

 

As 2017 is approaching fast it's time for a new photo calendar. In my 2017 edition of "Up in the Sky" I show you again some insights into my daily life beyond the clouds. Enjoy breathtaking view from the flight deck on my journeys across the globe. Join me to do some stargazing at FL360, enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or see the impressive visual effects of the St. Elmo's fire while crossing the Intertropical Convergence Zone.

The calender will be available for shipping by the end of November 16.  Get yours>>


Story | A LONE THUNDERSTORM | 26OCT16

 

Not quite night, not yet night - The hours in between are almost endless when flying east-west. On two thirds of the flight, I occupy the right-hand seat up front, thundering through the dark skies in the middle of nowhere.

Its the loud 'ping' sounds, the constant chatting on the radios and the discussions with my colleagues, that accompany me through this moonless night...Read more>>


Story | DESTINATION MILKY WAY | 26OCT16

 

Just another night up in the sky one could say as we are approaching the West African coastline over the Senegalese capital of Dakar.

I am still trying to get used to the long nights aloft. Yet my experienced colleagues keep telling me, that you will never really get used to it. Basically it all comes down to managing your energy, while the majority of the three hundred and something guests behind...Read more>>


Story | WHALE WATCHING | 26OCT16

 

My shift in the cockpit is slowly coming to an end. Our mere 11hrs and 20 minutes’ flight is just about to enter its final third as we are reaching Europe over the west coast of the Caspian Sea.

We’ve departed Bangkok’s runway 19R just after mid day on yet another humid day in the capitol of Thailand. Read more>>