About The Photographer - Michael Mainiero Photography

I first caught the flying bug when I was quite young. It grew into a full-blown passion, and has since turned into a spectacular career. Currently I work as a full-time corporate pilot flying the Citation X, Sabreliner 60/65 and numerous other types. I also am a ferry pilot with the Patriots Jet Team in the L-39 Albatros, and soon to be tour pilot with Collings Foundation in the B-17, B-24 and B-25.

Photography was a way for me to connect with pilots when I was younger going to airshows. I always was carrying a camera around when I was on family trips, and over time it was discovered that taking photos at airshows was a great intro to meeting people. 

While flying keeps me quite busy today, I still love getting behind the camera and shooting. More often than not though, I find myself organizing shoots and flying the subject aircraft as I have formation experience in piston, turboprop and turbojet aircraft.

If you have interest in setting up an air to air photoshoot with an aircraft, please email me at mamainiero@gmail.com for more information!