Walter Mittelholzer was a pilot, author, entrepreneur, media star, co-founder of Swissair and photographer. The St. Gallen native was a man of many talents and wasn’t afraid to exploit them.

Thanks to his acute business acumen and plenty of self-confidence, he not only produced books, reportages and films, but also captured countless landscapes from a bird’s-eye view.

A selection of his achievements is now on show at the National Museum.