Ulrich Beinert is an airline pilot, photographer and author. Since receiving his first point-and-shoot camera at age 10, he has been involved in photography across all genres, preferring people, nature and technology. What used to be just a hobby has evolved into a flourishing business. Ulrich’s photographs of the universe have received widespread acclaim and have been published in many astronomy magazines and on NASA websites. He writes articles about astronomy, travel and life in the airline industry for print and web.
Ulrich studied aviation systems engineering and management at Hochschule Bremen and completed an airline pilot training program at Lufthansa Flight Training in the course of a dual education system. From 2007-2017, he worked for Lufthansa as first officer on the A320 aircraft family, flying throughout Europe as well as to northern Africa and Russia. In 2018, he completed a type rating for the Airbus A380 and now flies the biggest and heaviest passenger airplane in the world to North America and the Far East. He received his degree (Dipl.-Ing.) with his thesis on Construction, flight and recovery of a reusable sounding balloon for the exploration of the middle stratosphere in 2010.
When he is not working, Ulrich enjoys cooking and entertaining. Growing up in a home where meals were always prepared from scratch, he developed a love for cooking and has even worked in a Michelin starred restaurant as an intern.