Nicola Baumann was born in Munich on March 10, 1985. She is a Eurofighter jet pilot with the German Airforce at Nörvenich near Cologne. She currently carries the rank of major and was, among other things, responsible for airspace safety over Germany and other NATO states. After high school she started her military career undergoing officer training, followed by jet fighter pilot training in the United States. Speeds of over 2,000 km/h and fast barrel rolls are part of her daily job. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, kite surfing and scuba diving and is a frequent volunteer for charity projects.