Thomas was born in February 1981 near the city of Cologne in Germany. I was was born in 1981 near the city of Cologne/Germany. After high school diploma I fulfilled my military duty in germany´s 31st Fighterbomber Wing at Noervenich AFB working on Panavia Tornado aircraft. In 2001 I joined the German Air Traffic Control Academy near Frankfurt. After the succesfull check out I started to work as a Radar Controller for Duesseldorf TRACON in western Germany. In 2016 I again joined the acadamy to become a Tower controller at Cologne/Bonn international airport where I´ve worked since then. I have a private pilot licence and enjoys flying single piston engined aircraft in my freetime.