Engineer, College of Technology, Wolfenbuettel, 1975. Diploma, University Braunschweig, 1981. Doctor, University Braunschweig, 1988.
Research assistant Institute for Flight Guidance and Control, Braunschweig, 1981-1983. Researcher Special Research Group on Flight Safety University Braunschweig, 1983-1989. Scientist German Aerospace Center Establishment, Braunschweig, since 1989, deputy head aircraft branch, since 1999.
German representative Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe, since 1991. Lecturer Technology University Hamburg-Harburg, since 1994. Member North Atlantic Treaty Organization Research and Technology Organization Working Group, since 1996.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft-und Raumfahrt (vice-chairman working group flight performance since 1991).
Married Karin Christine Heintsch, February 26, 1979. Children: Anika Gesche, Timo Alexander.