Edwin Schimmel was born in The Netherlands in the approach/take off area of Soesterberg Air Base. After seeing the F-15’s from the 32nd Fighter Squadron (USAFE) overflying his house four times a day by the end of the 80’s, beginning of the 90’s his enthusiasm for military aviation was woken. Edwin entered the world of military aviation photography in 1992, back than with an analog Minolta, nowadays with professional Canon equipment. His first article and photo publications happened mid 90’s in Dutch aviation magazines like Onze Luchtmacht and De Vliegende Hollander. Lateron his work was published in international magazines like Air Forces Monthly and Combat Aircraft and online on https://theaviationist.com/

Since 2000 Edwin works within the Royal Netherlands Air Force within Air Traffic Control. The last years Edwin visited several bases and exercises throughout Europe, but also went to the US and Japan. Edwin can be reached at: e.schimmel@live.nl