About Michael - 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. Professionally I fly the Boeing 777 for Kalitta Air, a Part 121 ACMI Cargo Airline. On the side I also am a ferry pilot for the Patriots Jet Team in the L-39 Albatros/Sabreliner 60, and fly the B-17/24/25 with the Collings Foundation.

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!

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FAA ATP

FAR 121 Cargo

FAR 135 Captain/Check Airman

PIC Type Ratings: AV-L39, B-757, B-767, B-777, CE-525S, CE-750, N-265, N-B25

SIC Type Ratings: B-17, CE-500, CV-LB30, G-1159, LR-JET