Most boys (and some girls too) dream of being a F16 pilot when they grow up but few actually realise that dream. Here’s a boy who did.
Meet Danish Captain Thomas Kristensen, flight name MET. He is a F16 pilot and about the nicest person you would like to hang out with. He is also a devoted father of two. He has served in his Fighter Falcon in the Balkans, Afghanistan and lately in Libya. Thomas recently released a book entitled F-16 Oplevelser På Danske Vinger The book is packed with the most stunning photographs. One almost feels one is in the sky with him.
Here’s the interview:
TSP: What is the best part of your job?
TK: It’s the freedom! To be alone, with the perfect view, lots of power and then let it all lose. Then the sky becomes my playground!
TSP: Do you have a particular experience you’d like to share with us?
TK: I would like to write a book so you could get it all!
TSP: If you could go back in time to when you were 20 years old and give yourself some advice – what would it be?
TK: Enjoy it even more… I’ve never felt that I should have done something different, and every time I’ve made a major decision in my life, I’ve never looked back but focused my energy on my new reality.
TSP: What do you feel is the greatest lack in the world?
TK: Respect, understanding and love! Respect, understanding and love for people around us, human variety, nature in general! If you can face the world with that approach I think the world would be a better place to be in. I use the same values in my life!
TSP: What is your definition of a spiritual person?
TK: It’s a person who is open minded and and without prejudices.
TSP: Do you have a life philosophy that you follow?
TK: ENJOY! and that goes in every respect!
TSP: What in your opinion, is the most important thing that parents can give their children to prepare them for life?
TK: To be a parent is in my opinion the most demanding “job” in the world. I try to be my self and act towards them as I would like them to act toward others. Having said that I’m very conscious about giving them limits. I think the least I can do when I’m together with children is to be mentally present. In general i think that you can’t give your children too much love, and I really want to give them a belief in themselves.
F-16 Oplevelser På Danske Vinger can be bought here
Amazing footage: The official F-16 Oplevelser På Danske Vinger video
Photo credits: Mads Hansen
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