Military aviation photography

About Me

Dirk Jan de Ridder

Dirk Jan ‘DJ’ de Ridder is a military aviation photographer with many flying hours in all types of military aircraft.

Publications

Publications

DJ’s publications in military aviation magazines are read by military leaders and well-informed enthusiasts.

Photo Gallery

Photo Galleries

You will find many photos of military aircraft and helicopters from around the world in the photo gallery.

Recent articles

Dirk Jan de Ridder
By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Fire Bosses & Super Scoopers – Croatia’s Firefighting Fleet
November 13, 2017
Pilots of the Croatian Air Force Fire Fighting Squadron are among the best equipped and most respected aerial firefighters in the world. read more
Dirk Jan de Ridder
By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Back to the Future? – F21’s Gripens
October 9, 2017
The Swedish Air Force is employing Cold War tactics in a fresh guise to deal with new and resurgent threats. read more
Dirk Jan de Ridder
By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Peak Performers – Swiss Air Force helicopters
April 10, 2017
Swiss Air Force helicopter pilots carry out many roles in difficult circumstances, making them one of the most experienced pilots in the world. read more