I was born in Pisa on December 3, 1961. I earned a Scientific baccalaureat and Aeronautical Science degree at the University Federico II of Naples.
I completed the Zodiac III Air Force Academy Course and was a Civil 1978 paratrooper (with 40 drops).
My credentials are: 1980 airplane pilot; 1985 military pilot; 1986 interceptor aircraft Combat Ready; head Couple, leader training, flight test enabled F 104 s, 96 Squadron Commander of the 9th Group CIO; T37B flight instructor at Sheppard AFB, TX, USA, flight Examiner and instructor for the screws (Spin Pilot); 18° Fighter Group Commander on F 104 S-ASA-M; and since1998 pilot at Meridiana SPA
I have 12600 flying hours.
My ratings are these: SF 260, T37B, T38A, G91T, TF104G, F104G, F104S, F104S-ASA, ASA-M-F104S, DC9-51, MD 80, BAe 146-200, A320 family, Piper J3, Avia FL3