Born in 1973 in Frankfurt/Main my parents moved to Linsengericht where I grew up. After graduation I did an apprenticeship as tax consultant. Later on I decided to study Business Adminstration in Fulda in 1999. I finished with a diploma in 2005. Besides my studies I remembered a friend who was launching model rockets during my school time and I informed myself over the upcoming Internet about model rocketry. I got in touch with the RAMOG e.V. and applied for the allowance §27 SprengG to buy high power rocket motors. So I got involved deeper in the High Power model rocket hobby scene. Now, around twenty years later I am running my own fireworks company and I am working as an IT consultant for the finanical industry in Frankfurt/Main.
Some Milestones in my rocket-life:
Starting my first model rocket kit, an Estes Alpha Starter Kit in 1999, with a self built electronic launch controller with remote control.
September 2000 at RAMOG e.V./Wertingen in Bavaria: Passing the test for the official license to buy HPR motors (§27 SprengG) in Germany.
Later on the models went bigger. Attending an ARGOS clublaunch in Kaltbrunn/Switzerland in 2001.
Launch of my PML Miranda on my first high power motor, an Aerotech H123 after passing my Tripoli L1 certification at ARGOS clublaunch in Switzerland 2001.