Barry van Niekerk
Hi there! I'm Barry van Niekerk.
I am an young and ambitious bachelor student in Aviation Engineering, at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam. Further I'm a hobby web designer, video/photo editor and interested in gliding, flying, rowing, soccer, travel and food.

Keep following this site and browse my Portfolio to discover my work, start scrolling to discover more.
No matter how excited you are about your dream, it will take time.
This time I am willing to make in studying and work to gain experience and archive goals. My work can make a difference.

Currently I'm researching the desirability of rotary wing education and researching the feasibility to implement this at the Aviation Academy.

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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Bachelor Of Science
2012 – present | Amsterdam , Netherlands

Aerodynamics, Navigation, Physics, Math, Aircraft systems, Electronics, Mechanics, Avionics, Flight planning, Power plant. See My Portfolio for all mijn projects

Regio College Zaandam – MHBO Marketing And Communications
2010 – 2012 | Zaandam , Netherlands

Economy, Marketing, Communication, Bookkeeping, Math.

Nelson Mandela logo
2006 – 2010 | Purmerend , Netherlands

Dutch, English, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology, History.


Rotory wing graduation research – University of Applied Sciences, Aviation Academy
2016 – present | Amsterdam , Netherlands

A graduation research into the desirability of rotary wing education and researching the feasibility to implement this at the aviation academy.

Flight Operations and Standards Intern – CHC HN Den Helder
Spring 2016 | Den Helder , Netherlands

Support Flight Standards in documentation and Flight Operations in Flight planning.

Barkeeper – Snooker Pool Café Purmerend
2012 – 2016 | Purmerend , Netherlands

Serving and sales of drinks and food, pool and snooker instruction.

Online Marketing Intern – SearchUser Purmerend
Spring 2012 | Purmerend , Netherlands

Support in online marketing, google AdWords, producing websites and support in social media.


Designing and editing

  • Made by Barry and Wilco
  • Special credits to Wilco Borst
  • credits to Belal Baraqzi
  • special credits to Wilco Borst

Internships and works

  • Internship CHC Helicopter  (Aviation year 3)

    Internship CHC Helicopter (Aviation year 3)

    CHC Helicopter is a large helicopter services company, specializing in Transportation to offshore oil and gas
    platforms, Civilian search and rescue and air medical evacuation services and Helicopter maintenance repair
    and overhaul. The students are working at the department Flight Operations and Standards and are assigned as Flight
    Standards writer conform the company structure of CHC.

    This consist the project plan, for the final report please contact me

  • Internship SearchUser (Eindstage MBO-4)

    Internship SearchUser (Eindstage MBO-4)

    De eindstage is een belangrijk onderdeel voor het behalen van je diploma Marketing
    Medewerker. Tijdens deze stage krijg je een groot deel van je studiepunten en moet je
    een verplicht aantal uren stage hebben gelopen. Als functie bij je stage moet je veel
    aan marketing doen, meestal bekleed de stagiaire de functie Marketing Medewerker.

    Dit verslag is vanwege bedrijfsgeheimen verborgen en kan alleen op aanvraag en goedkeuring worden ingezien.

Projects of Aviation Engineering (Bachelor University of Applied Sciences)

  • Project ‘Blended Winglets’ (Aviation year 4)

    Project ‘Blended Winglets’ (Aviation year 4)

    Qjet wants to know of it will be feasible and desirable to add winglets to the current fleet of 3 B737-
    300, 7 B737-700 and 40 B737-800 aircraft. Qjet investigates the winglets will comply with the goals in
    terms of environment, innovation and cost reduction. Whether or not this decision is favourable will
    be investigated. Moreover, Qjet has set boundaries. The timeframe of the investigation is 10 years. If
    it is decided to modify the fleet, it shall be performed by the technical services department
    integrated in Qjet.

  • Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’ Report Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’ (Aviation minor year 3)

    Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’ Report Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’ (Aviation minor year 3)

    The project group has been assigned to do this project which is intended to give students insight in
    the design aspects of an aircraft. The first phase of the design, build & fly minor has resulted in a RC
    glider design with a wingspan of 2 meters and the used airfoil type is HQ2.5/10. It will be made of
    carbon fiber in the rods, glass fiber for the fuselage and furthermore wood and plastics will be used
    for some structure part. According to estimations, the mass will be around 1.0 kg. After a 5 minute
    engine powered climb, the RC glider will be at a height of about 606 m. Then, according to the
    performance calculations, the RC glider will glide 11 minutes and 54 seconds. The report includes 3D
    sketches and drawings of the final design of the RC glider that has been designed by the project

  • Project ‘Flight Planning – Briefing Package’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project ‘Flight Planning – Briefing Package’ (Aviation year 2)

    The most important sources are the Flight Planning Performance Manual of the Boeing 747 and the
    planning charts. An attached report will contain the briefing package.

  • Project ‘Flight Planning’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project ‘Flight Planning’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project team 2D of the dispatch centre from Aviation Studies International Airline Operational
    Control Centre (OCC) has the assignment to make a flight planning for a flight with a Boeing 747 from
    Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (EHAM) to Ted Stevens International Airport Anchorage (PANC).
    The flight planning should result in a Briefing Package, which consists of the operational flight plan, ATS
    flight plan, mass and balance of the aircraft and the weather of the airports. The operational flight
    plan has information for the pilot about the flight including the route and waypoints, the enroute
    weather. ATS flight plan has been written for the air traffic controllers and be used by search and
    rescue if necessary. The flight plan consists of the flight heading and the details of the aircraft, crew
    and cargo on board.

  • Project ‘Powerplant’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project ‘Powerplant’ (Aviation year 2)

    Amsterdam Aircraft Engines (AAE) has received a request to develop new gas turbine engines for the
    Fokker 70, at today’s standards. Development of the Fokker 70 stopped after Fokker closed in 1996.
    The aircraft however is still in operation mainly due to its superior characteristics like short take-off
    ground roll, high rate-of-climb and benign stall characteristics, compared to other regional jets in the
    70- to 100-seat class.

  • Project ‘Landing Gear Part B’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project ‘Landing Gear Part B’ (Aviation year 2)

    Amsterdam Aviation Engineering (AAE) assigned project group 2F to perform a mechanical analysis in
    addition to the earlier functional analysis. This mechanical analysis forms the second part of Project
    Landing Gear and is performed by eight students in their second year at the Amsterdam University of
    Applied Sciences’ Aviation Studies. Using skills and the gained knowledge during the first part of the
    project and the mechanics classes, the forces on a Boeing 747-400’s landing gear are described,
    calculated and analysed.

  • Project ‘Landing Gear Part A’ (Aviation year 2)

    Project ‘Landing Gear Part A’ (Aviation year 2)

    Amsterdam Aviation Engineering AAE is a supplier of high technique parts for aviation industry. The
    direction of AAE wants to expand the number of products. Therefore the direction has gathered
    project group 2F to make a technical analysis of a landing gear. The direction wants to know whether
    it is useful to investigate in landing gears. This will be tested by written test procedures for
    certification of CS-25.

  • Project ‘Airport’ (Aviation year 1)

    Project ‘Airport’ (Aviation year 1)

    Rotterdam The Hague Airport would like to expand their capacity in order to increase the amount of
    business activities the airport can handle. These activities fit the objective of the airport more than the
    current activities. The direction of Rotterdam Airport asked group 1J to investigate the possibilities of
    excluding the so-called General Aviation flights in order to reduce the “geluidshinder” on and around
    the airport.

  • Project ‘Flight Controls’ (Aviation year 1)

    Project ‘Flight Controls’ (Aviation year 1)

    The airline Amsterdam Airlines Leeuwenburg (ALA) will expand its fleet with new aircraft. The final
    selection should be made between the Boeing 737NG or Airbus A320. Before this choice can be
    made, the board must first insight into the costs for the maintenance of the flight control system of
    both types.

  • Project ‘Glass Cockpit’ (Aviation year 1)

    Project ‘Glass Cockpit’ (Aviation year 1)

    Dit is mijn eerste project ‘Glass Cockpit’ op de opleiding Aviation Studies. Zelf ben ik er heel erg trots op, en de rest van de project groep ook. Nu is het alleen nog een kwestie van presenteren na de vakantie.


Do you need help with a company logo? I am a graphic designer and hobby can make you a logo, website and more!

Logo’s and Branding – € 150

Creating company logo’s and branding

  • 3 concepts 1 final design
  • 6 concepts 3 final designs + € 100
  • Facebook banner and logo + € 50
  • Business card, paper and envelope + € 50
Website – € 150

Designing company website, starting costs

  • Costs €25 per month
  • Different costs for templates

More info? fill in the contact form below.


Graduation research: Rotary-wing education Aviation Academy

Currently, I am doing a graduating research with a fellow student for the Aviation Academy at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The research is about the need of Rotary-wing education…

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Aftermovie: Roeiseizoen

Tøtale Escalatie der AASR Skøll heeft dit jaar boordroeiend de Vlietbokaal gestart in een vier met stuurman (of in dit geval stuurvrouw).

Barry van Niekerk, voorzitter VakanCie 2017 bij Skøll

Barry van Niekerk, wie kent hem niet. Met zijn ietwat platte accent en brede lach wist hij al menig Skøllie warm te maken voor een ski- of lustrumreis. (more…)

CHC mede-organiseert Oranje Fandag

Tijdens mijn stage heb ik meegeholpen met het logistieke plan om de Oranje Fandag van de KNVB mogelijk te maken, door een grondplan te schrijven voor de helikopters en benodigde personeel.

Trowback: Asopos najaarswedstrijden

Het roeiseizoen staat weer op het punt om te beginnen, met hele mooie wedstrijden in het vooruitzicht. Ik heb er in iedergeval heel veel zin in, bekijk hier mijn start terug van vorig jaar op de Bosbaan, een afstand van 2km. (more…)

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Internship CHC Helicopters

The 2nd of February I started as intern at CHC Helicopter the Netherlands. CHC Helicopters Netherlands, based on Den Helder Airport, is the operator in the Netherlands and specified in offshore transport, ground handling and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO).

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Boeing 777X wing

See the inspiration behind the revolutionary 777X wing.

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Project Blended Winglets

As final project of Aviation Engineering Student of the University of Applied Sciences we got an assignment to set up an airline.

The board of the airline wants to know of it will be feasible and desirable to add winglets to the current fleet of 3 B737-300, 7 B737-700 and 40 B737-800 aircraft. (more…)

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Video Instructievlucht Zweefvliegen

Een aantal weken geleden weer aan zweefvliegen gedaan, (more…)

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Recap Minor Design Build and Fly

Final Grade 10, here is the recap video of our minor design-build and fly. (more…)

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Skøll Wintersport ’15 Risoul

Aftermovie van de Skøll Wintersport ’15 in Risoul.

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Minor DBF “The Flight”

The flight.

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Minor Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’

The board of the Design Build and Fly (DBF) minor has requested to design and construct a single engine model glider with a wingspan of maximum two meters, which can stay in the air as long as possible after 5 minutes motor power and land safely. The constructed aircraft needs to comply with the EASA CS-22 regulations regarding wing strength. (more…)

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Activities Committee SVAAA

In the 2014-2015 school year, I joined the activities committee of the study association SVAAA/. This study association hold itself with study-related activities, including the AKCD and network-meetings.



Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about my work. I will send a response as soon as possible (within 48 hours).

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