Inspired to pursue aviation through a pivotal video he saw in his youth, Match has strived to 'pay it forward' as an award-winning Canadian filmmaker and photographer. In addition to being a full-time pilot for the Canadian Forces, Match has spent over ten years learning how to embrace his creativity behind the lens.
During his four-year tenure as a pilot for the Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron), he produced over one hundred videos showcasing the team through unique, creative content. Match was instrumental in the reactivation of the "TankCam" camera pod and becoming the first jet team in North America to adopt 360° videos for a truly interactive experience for fans.
As a recent graduate of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Match was entrusted by classmates to document the hectic and awesome year of Class 20A, with over a dozen short films of various aircraft and experiences at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
His passion for visual storytelling extends to all branches of aviation and outdoor adventures. Match has had the opportunity to work on projects for various organizations and been honoured with several awards for his creative talent, including a 2016 International Council of Air Shows Platinum Pinnacle Award (Military Performer category).
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
CF-18 Demo Team
Royal Canadian Air Force
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
U.S. Army Golden Knights
Kent Pietsch Air Shows
Background Photo © Mike Luedey