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 aviation photographer and freelance journalist. His photographic career started back in 2005 when he snapped his first images at Gilze-Rijen Airbase, the Netherlands. Within years, his passion for military aviation grew enormously. Quickly Sven bought new gear, 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 airbases, from the icy North of Bodø Main Air Station in Norway to the burning heat of the Balearic Islands and from the AW-139s of 301 sqn in the Republic of Ireland to former Soviet-hardware deep into Eastern Europe.
Over the years, Sven flew photo missions in a variety of aircraft and with different branches of various Armed Forces. He had the honor to coordinate several air-to-air photo flights with helicopters of the Montenegrin Airforce, flew missions with the North Macedonian Air Wing Mi-8MTs, operated as chief journalist for a week with the Romanian Black Sea Knights to report on the 'Puma Naval' and worked with the Estonian R44 unit. He captured onboard photos 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.