Yeah, you guessed it. The guy up there is me. So, who's me?

My name is Tis Meyer. Born 1987, I'm living in the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland - in the heart of Europe. Even in my time as a law student, aviation had always been a passion of mine. Meanwhile I'm in the middle of advancing my own airline pilot career and already hold a private pilot licence (PPL). 

Over time my passion for aviation steadily grew stronger and branched into two main interests: Aviation Photography (aka planespotting) as well as travelling on old, special or otherwise rare aircraft to places off the beaten track. Those are the places where the spirit of aviation is still alive, where flying is hard work and planes are more than just means of transport: They're lifelines.

Apart from that, I love travelling in general - the more authentic the journey the better. Backpacking through Laos, crossing the whole USA by Greyhound Bus or chugging along Alaska's rugged coast by ferry - that's my preferred way to see the world.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, feel free to drop me a line and I'll be happy to help!

Aviation Photography

So, you take pictures of airplanes. Is that fun at all?

Sure is! As you may have noticed, planes come in all shapes and sizes - and colours, too. So there's a lot to hunt and gather, and you never run out of motifs. Of course, special planes, for example wearing magnificent paintshemes, provide an additional attraction.

As there are different airlines and airplanes at every airport, travelling isn't just a lot of fun, but an essential part of this hobby. It also helps you get to know people from all over the world who share the same passion - something I wouldn't wanna miss.

So yeah - there's more to it than just standing around airport fences (even though that's what we do most). It's about being part of a worldwide community that is striving to capture the beauty of aviation in pictures.

My Work/References

Among the companies and organisations that use my photos or contracted me for photography work are:

BAE Systems UK
The Boeing Company
Edelweiss Air
Helvetic Airways
Swiss Air Force
Swiss Federal Department of Defence
Swiss Intl Air Lines
Zurich Airport
Newspapers (Blick, 20 Minuten, Tages-Anzeiger)
countless Aviation Magazines 

Jetstream Magazine: Since 2009 I am contributing as an editor and photographer to Jetstream, the oldest Swiss aviation magazine, published monthly for over 55 years. Find samples of my articles below (in german) and click on them to display them here on the page.

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