Most frequent questions and answers

Answer: CHECKSIX is a privately owned, non-profit organisation that produces an online publication featuring informative, high quality articles and imagery relating to a wide range of military aviation.

Answer: The term CHECKSIX comes from Check your six o`clock! The six o`clock position (directly behind a pilot) is the most vulnerable as it is from here where an enemy pilot has the best chance of shooting you down!  CHECKSIX is a saying with which (American) fighter pilots wished their comrades good luck.

Normally we try to update our website at least 6 times a year, or whenever we have an interesting article available

Not at the moment, but we are planning a downloadable pdf version for the future.  You can find some of our articles/photos in various aviation magazines worldwide.

Answer: Well, it all depends on our workload as well the subject itself. If there is something special in attendance, we’ll travel as far as necessary. We each have our to do list every year and the average is between 8 to 12 events each year.

Answer: While we are happy to receive material, we can not guarantee that we will use material submitted. If photos or reviews provided are of use to us and they conform to our high standards of quality, then we may use them on our website.

Answer: No royalties are paid as we do not generate any money from our work. We do not pay anybody who submits his/her material to us.

Answer: Well, at the moment we do not require any new members due to the current workload. In the future we definitely will extend our team which will be announced here.

Answer:  Very simple: you have to be a dedicated photographer and journalist. Fluency in Business English is also highly recommended. But most importantly any new member must be able to fit well into our team.

Answer:  Yes you can, but only if conditions are agreeable to us both! We can provide not only the very best in aviation photography and writing but also consult event organisers (with event management, press management, etc.) Feel free to contact us: info@checksix.de

Answer:  All of our photos and articles are protected by Copyright Law. You may download all photos on your personal computer for private use only. You are not allowed to use them on your private or business website, in any PowerPoint presentation or for any other non-private purpose. If you intend to use any of our material for non-private use please contact us in advance. Thank you!

Answer:  We currently do not have any advertising on our website and we are not actively looking for advertising. Nevertheless we can provide some space for advertising relating to various forms of aviation and photography. Feel free to get in touch with us.

Indeed you can. Just use our contact form and send us your request.

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