Welcome on board!

Welcome on board and thank you for checking-in with me! My name is Felix Gottwald and I will be taking you to far-away locations on this website. Join me in the cockpit, as I travel the world on the MD-11 aircraft of Lufthansa Cargo. Follow me to airports around the globe and view photos and videos taken during my trips.

Get to know me

I will be trying to show you what it is like to be a commercial freighter pilot and why I love this job so much! Take your seat in the flight deck with me and follow along as I travel the world. You will find many answers to your questions such as “how to become a pilot” or “Is the MD-11 difficult to fly?” in the FAQ section of this website. But I also want to hear from you – drop me a line and let me know what you want to see on the site. You can also comment on all my blog entries!


I have been creating the one-and-only MD-11 calendar in the past years, as well as Airbus and Boeing Aviation Calendars for 2016 and 2017. There will be an even better product range for 2019! All other images and videos can also be licensed for use as prints or for your online portfolio. I have supplied companies around the world with images for advertisement, trade fair stalls and Powerpoint presentations, published an article in the famous AirlinerWorld magazine, was featured on some of the most prestigious online media sites and had a photo exhibition at Hannover Airport in 2015. More information on where I my images and videos have appeared in print and online is available on the “about me” page.

Please enjoy browsing the site and I hope you like the images and videos presented here!

Happy landings – Felix Gottwald

Pilot Felix Gottwald