Photo courtesy of Megan Timm

 

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated with the world of aviation.  Back in 1986, I saw my first performance by the Snowbirds aerobatic team and in the early 90's, thanks to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, I flew in both powered aircraft, as well as gliders.  The fascination carried over into the hobby of building plastic scale models, which, to this day, is still one of my passions.

 

In 2012, I bought my first DSLR camera and decided to get into aviation photography.  Armed with a new camera, and the inspiration from other aviation photographers, I set out to capture the world of aviation and airshows, through my eyes.

 

Since 2012, I have covered local airshows, as well as spotting at airports and air bases in Saskatchewan and Alberta.  Currently, I have been a contributing photographer for World Airshow News and Skies Magazine.

 

Not only do the aircraft themselves inspire awe, but the people involved with the aviation and airshow industries are equally as interesting.  Everyone has their own story, and I hope to help tell those stories, as well as showcase the pride and professionalism of the aviation and airshow industries, through my lens.

 

Colin Kunkel

Photographer/Owner

Kestrel Aviation Images