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.

Lightroom book

Lightroom for Aviation Photographers

The only book about Photoshop Lightroom especially for aviation photographers, written by Dirk Jan de Ridder.

Recent articles

Dirk Jan de Ridder
By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Last of the Buckeyes – 120 Air Training Wing
December 8, 2016
After the retirement of the T-2 Buckeye from the US Navy in 2015, the Hellenic Air Force remained as the final operator of the type. read more
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By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Island Hoppers – BHELMA VI
October 27, 2016
While thousands of tourists celebrated their holiday on the beaches of Lanzarote, they saw formations of five Spanish Army helicopters fly over the island. read more
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By Dirk Jan de Ridder
Turkish Training Revolution
June 25, 2016
As one of NATO’s largest air arms, the Turkish Air Force has a large demand for new pilots. read more