Born in the northern part of Italy, close to Venice, on May 3rd 1960. I’ve always been interested in aviation since young, attended an aeronautical high school, then I applied to Italian Air Force as Pilot. After 7 years I became a commercial airline Pilot, then Captain. My passion for flight lead me to the States where I opened a small Company, an Helicopter Flight School ( TWINAIR Inc.) together with my twin brother. I have always been an Instructor Pilot, both in Air Force and on commercial aviation, plus a manager for about 10 yrs on aviation industry.
Enlisted in ITALIAN AIR FORCE in 1980, spent 3 years between Flight Academy and flight schools. Graduated fighter Jet Pilot in 1983. Performed a special training as Section Leader at 60Th Training Wing in Amendola FG, then immediately sent to 61st FTW in Lecce where I served as Instructor Pilot until left Air Force. Great experience as trainer in multiple topics, such as VFR, Aerobatic, IFR, Formation, Basic Fighting Maneuvers, Low Level navigations, Firing at Range.
Hired by a Major Airline in Italy in 1987, spent many years flying all over the world with short haul and long haul experiences.
In 1998 became a Captain and a year later Type Rating Instructor on Airbus Family A319-320-321, after 4 years became Type Rating Examiner on same aircraft. In 2004 I transitioned on MD 11 as TRI Captain and then TRE. Moved back on A320 for another 5 years due to Company restructuring and closure of cargo department, eventually moving to the final duty position as TRI on Boeing 777.
Now happily retired
TOTAL FLIGHT TIME 19300 Hrs
EASA Qualified CRI (SEP-A) — TRI B777 still current