DENTIST’S CHAIR OR RIGHT-HAND SEAT?

When considering his career options, Joe Diebolder opted against dentistry – the family profession – and took up flying, becoming an unintentional YouTube sensation in the process. Now flying Boeing 747s for Cargolux, Joe is more at home checking tyres and engines than wisdom teeth or molers. Chris Frame caught up with Joe to discuss his cargo-hauling career at 35,000ft

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Joe’s interest in aviation was sparked by his godfather's dad, who worked as an engineer on Aerospatiale/BAC Concordes. His godfather was an air traffic controller
ALL PHOTOS VIA JOE DIEBOLDER UNLESS STATED

If you have an interest in commercial aviation, the chances are you’ve probably come across ‘Captain Joe’ on YouTube. With more than 1.3m subscribers and 130m video views to his name, first officer Joe Diebolder is known far and wide as a fount of aviation knowledge

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