Camera Gear: Nikon D850, Sigma 150-600mm, Tamron 90mm, Tamron 24-70mm

Kochan Kleps is an experienced aviation photographer and journalist based in New York City. 

His love of aviation began at an early age when flying on a Japan Airlines 747. Since then, he has visited 17 countries (more to come soon!) and has developed a passion for planespotting. 

He began photographing airplanes in 2019, where he honed his skills at New York's JFK airport and Tokyo's Haneda Airport. 

In February 2020, he began working for Airways Magazine as a social media editor and online writer. He has had over 25 online articles published and now co-manages the Twitter and Facebook accounts for Airways. 

In the coming years, he hopes to go planespotting in as many locations as possible from different vantage points (hopefully from a helicopter!).