Sven van Roij Aviation Photojournalism is committed to deliver a quality product in text and visual material. We do this by interweaving fact-based journalism with personal stories of your service man and women.
This is achieved by delving into your company, unit or squadron with a genuine interest. Through thorough preparations, a collaboration or visit results in a content-rich article or product at the highest level.
Sven van Roij (1989, Oosterhout, The Netherlands) is a dedicated freelance aviation photojournalist. His photographic career started in 2005. During the years that followed, his passion for aviation grew tremendously, he purchased professional equipment, discovered wonderful areas with unique photo opportunities, and regularly traveled abroad for assignments.
Through the years, Sven has made many significant photoshoots. He had the honor to work with a lot of dedicated servicemen and women on many bases and stations, from the icy North of Bodø Main Air Station in Norway to the burning heat of the Balearic Islands and from Atlantic Airways AW-139s in the Faroe Islands to former Soviet-hardware deep into Eastern Europe.
Over the years, Sven flew photo ops in a variety of aircraft and with different branches of various Armed Forces and commercial operators. He planned, briefed and coordinated multi-ship formation flights with both rotary units and fixed-wing aircraft.
Among other assignments, he had the honor to coordinate air2air flights with helicopters of the Montenegrin Airforce, flew missions with North Macedonian Mi-8MTs, operated as chief journalist for a week with the Romanian Black Sea Knights to report on the 'Puma Naval' and captured the entire fleet of the Estonian Air Force in flight. He worked onboard of Dutch Chinooks during tactical flight training, conducted reconnaissance flights with A-109s of the Belgian Air Component and F.50s of the RNLAF and flew air-to-air refuel missions with international coalition partners over the North Sea.
His work (research, images, interviews, and articles) was published worldwide in various aviation-related magazines.