German pilot Patrick Biedenkapp has made a name for himself on social media. The 30-year-old pilot, who flies to remote destinations in the world, has over 400 000 followers on Instagram. Biedenkapp, who flies for a major German airline is known as Pilot Patrick. Clinton Moodley spoke to Biedenkapp to find out about his profession and his travels.
Patrick, tell us how did you get into this profession? It was never a dream to be a pilot. The desire to fly developed when I graduated from high school. As my love for aviation and travel grew, I knew that being a pilot was the job for me.
Can you recall your first flight? It was a local flight to Zadar in Croatia around ten years ago. It was a small propeller aeroplane, and I was with a flight instructor at the time. The take-off gave me goosebumps. Everything happened so fast, but it was an incredible experience.