Johan's interest in aircraft began in earnest in 1967 when he joined
an aviation organisation located at Twenthe AFB in the Netherlands.
There he built an extensive library of information for the use of the
members and conducted an aircraft recognition training program. In
1986 Johan took part an annual national recognition contest,
achieving 3rd place. Johan has written aviation articles for a number
of publications and supplied material to others for publication, such
Aerofax/Aerophiles of Jay Miller (Austin, TX), IAPA-Report (Danmark),
Herkenning (the Netherlands), etc.
Johan's greatest interest is in non-series production, experimental,
research, and one-off aircraft. His long range goal is to publish a
manual of basic recognition information for all powered and flown
aircraft, but acknowledges that "with the boom in microlights
this will probably be impractical to do."
Johan is responsible for the creation and maintenance of "History
Briefs" associated with many of the aircraft pictured on
1000aircraftphotos.com. History Briefs describe the development of
the aircraft and provides basic specifications. View these concise
informative pages where you see this: