10 May 2019

Air Navigation Pro Pilot Story: Benjamin Krebs of Austria

Air Navigation Pro Pilot Story: Benjamin Krebs of Austria

The best stories ever told are the ones tailored with genuine emotions and insights from real-life experiences.

Air Navigation Pro Team is always on the search for pilots, not only to those who never stop flying airplanes but, most especially to those who never give up soaring high the beauty of their dreams. 
It is a jackpot to find Benjamin Christian Krebs on Instagram, 19 years old pilot from Austria who shares with us his ultimate journey in the world of aviation. His pride and joy are to fly GA Airplanes, write aviation journals and train young flight students in his flying school. What keeps him on the grind today is his immense training to attain ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) while preparing to compete internationally in Aerobatic Flying. 

This young man is incredibly an inspiration and not to mention, he is the youngest pilot ever featured in our blog so far! 

What do you love most about flying an aircraft? 

There are so many great things I love about flying. Top three things I find best are flying to different places, meeting new people and enjoying the beautiful scenery from above.

What is your favorite aircraft? 

I am beyond happy to have the opportunity to fly different categories of aircraft. Among those I tried, my favorite aircraft is the Piper PA-28 Arrow III as it is quite fast and has enough room for four people and space for the baggage inside. It is an ideal aircraft to fly longer routes with.

What is your favorite destination so far?

There is an indescribable feeling flying to new destinations and being able to visit another glimpse of any majestic view is absolutely rewarding. Of all the places I have been, my favorite is Graz Airport (LOWG), it's one of Austria's International Airports and I already flew there countless times. It is a great airport with an awesome restaurant at the top with a cool departure approach out of the area as you can fly directly over the city which is very nice. I can say that Graz is not only a fabulous city, but you will also find the most friendly and open-minded people around.

What is your dream travel destination? 

There's got to be two places I yearn to visit, it is in Bahamas or Hawaii. I choose these destinations because they have beautiful weather, great culture, and nice small airports. I just can't wait to go there and see how I can face the challenge in flying since those locations are mostly windy.

Paradise Island, Bahamas 

Wakiki Beach, Ouahu Hawaii 

How did you come across Air Navigation Pro? 

It was the time when my dad and I bought our aircraft, the Comco Ikarus C-42 and came up with an idea to build our Ipad Mini as a navigational device in our cockpit. After we did some research and test, we discovered Air Navigation Pro. We really like the application because it offers brilliant features at a good price. We use it ever since.

What are the five things you like about our app?
  • It is a great thing. I usually utilize the Import and Export Route. 
  • I also love the Altitude Information feature which alerts you when you're about to fly into controlled Airspace. 
  • Another awesome feature is the included charts which are very helpful with the moving map.

Have you tried other navigating apps? 

Yes, I tried a few and there is a lot of competition out there but I still have to admit that Air Navigation Pro is believably the best I used so far. 

Can you please tell me a story of the best times you have had with our app? 

I can remember as clear as day that sometime last year, my good friend and I who is also a pilot flew from my home base at Western Neusadt, Austria (LOAN) to Portoroz, Slovenia (LJPZ) in a Cessna C172. There was no onboard GPS, so we pretty much relied on the Air Navigation Pro App as Slovenia has quite complex routes for VFR. It was very useful to have a detailed moving map during the flight and I can say it was truly an empowering moment with this great flight planning application tool.

If you talk to non-users about our product what would you tell them? 

Oh well, there's no doubt that Air Navigation Pro offers a lot of quality features at a valuable price. All you need as a pilot is an aircraft, yourself and Air Navigation Pro.

What do you do when you're not flying?

Aside from that, I love to keep on learning, I would also love to share my knowledge with the people. When I'm not up in the air, I'm mostly teaching young flight students about radio communications in school grounds. Next, to that, I'm a chief editor of an Austrian Aviation online magazine called Young Pilots Austria where I spend plenty of time writing articles. You can visit our official page to find out more about it.

What do you see yourself doing three years from now?

I greatly hope that I will acquire a type rating certification on an Airbus at United Airlines, soon.

What is your favorite flying memory? 

That's a tough one because most of my memories in aviation are spectacular. One thing I will forever cherish is every time my flying school and flying club organize an airport festival at LOAN yearly, and it was just last year, I had the most wonderful time of this event. I was responsible for the public relations department and during the occasion, I did some flights for the VIP guests. I was proudly wearing a Military Pilot uniform with my own logo and the one of the flight club. Indeed, it was a pleasant day and we had a successful celebration with a lot of VIP tours.

What would you tell the non-pilots about the joy of flying?

To top it all, flying is sensational. You have the utmost responsibility and control for the aircraft and the passengers. Being a pilot gives you infinite possibilities to see a lot of different places and meet a lot of new people. I just recommend everybody to take a flight in the cockpit and convince themselves.

So if you want to know more about this amazing young pilot, head over to his personal blog and you guys check it out! 

If you're interested to read more about our users in the aviation industry, you can check out our other pilot features:
- Benjamin Sanders from Germany
- Arnaud of Latécoère Aircraft Rally 2018
- Marcelo Riegel from Brazil
- Kirsten Augustyn from Norway
- Stanislav Klajban from The Canary Islands

We've got other articles for you to know more about our other features and highlights:
- Air Navigation Pro Offers The Standard Worldwide Package
- Air Navigation Pro Subscription Packages are now available on iOS with a 2-week free trial!

Are you a pilot with cool travel stories and you want to be featured on our blog?

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Blue Skies, 
The Air Navigation Team



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