ABOUT

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Camera Gear: Nikon D850, Nikon Z6, Sigma 150-600mm, Sigma 70-200mm, 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. Since March 2021, he has been Deputy Editor for the magazine.

In January of 2021, he was invited by jetBlue to photograph their brand new Airbus A220-300. You can find the article covering the event here: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/jetblue-new-a220-tour/