The staff of Professional Aviation

Professionalism and many years of experience in the field. But also passion and willingness to pass on their skills to all the students of the school. Our team of pilots, technicians and instructors will accompany you throughout the training period, offering you the highest quality training and supporting you at every stage of your journey.

Vito Preti

Accountable Manager – Head of Training

“I’ve always loved flying and started flying at 13 years old with paragliding and at 16 with ultralight aircraft, right on the airfield of Ozzano Emilia. After attending the Military Aeronautics Academy I trained as a military pilot with the USAF on the T-38 aircraft, and later flew various other aircraft, including the F104, G-222, AMX and MB339. Today I’m a captain in the business aviation sector, qualified as an instructor and an EASA and FAA airline pilot. I fell in love with the Cirrus aircraft in 2005 by going for a ride with an American friend. Ever since then I realized the potential of this incredible single-engine plane and followed its technical and commercial development. As a founding partner of Professional Aviation Ltd. I’ve always dealt both with the training and maintenance sides and, to this day, I am still utterly amazed of the capabilities and potential of this marvellous machine, by far the most innovative in the past 30 years of general aviation.
A modern company originated from this initial love, which is still carried on every day with passion and dedication, with the aim of spreading the love for flying that is passion and discipline at the same time.”

Massimo Kayed

Chief Flight Instructor – Safety Manager

“I began my career in the executive sector as a pilot on the Cessna Citation, but my desire to further pursue and transmit the passion for flying led me to take up activity as an instructor and I worked in this role with different flight schools in Italy. Teaching people to fly, but, above all, having the chance to share and transmit the passion for flying is a very rewarding activity, which explains why today I dedicate myself entirely to this, to our students. My encounter with Vito laid the foundations to establish Professional Aviation, the flight school we had always wanted, a company but also a dream to be lived and shared and to be realized with our students.”

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

Damiano Fachiri

SENIOR FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Damiano Fachiri

Damiano is the FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, by definition. In capital letters because there is no pilot who hasn’t undergone his scrutiny. In fact, Damiano has been a full-time professional flight instructor for just..25 years! He started before even getting his driving license, today he has 12,500 hours of flight, all instructional… no other comments needed!

Lorenzo Pizzi

SENIOR FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Lorenzo Pizzi

Lorenzo immediately stood out for his preparation, commitment and a genuine passion for flying and teaching. Lorenzo takes care of our theory courses, in addition to the flight activity together with the other instructors.

Gian Luca Cevenini

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Gian Luca Cevenini

After several aero-work and basic flight training experiences, Gianluca joined the team in 2018 and thanks to his skills and attitude immediately matched the group. He is a young experienced asset who is growing up quickly and on which to base the company’s future.

Luigi Tardio

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Luigi Tardio

From an early age I looked at the sky and wondered how clouds were formed. One day while I was walking with my dad I saw my first plane coming out of a cloud, leaving a trail behind it, I raised my finger and said: “Dad, when I grow up I want to make clouds.” Since then, I have done nothing but pursue my dream and managed to become a flight instructor. This profession continues to give me a lot of satisfaction and I like the idea that, every day, I have the opportunity to help my students to reach their dream of becoming a pilot.

Matteo Perosini

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Matteo Perosini

Passionate about flying since childhood, I started my career in 2008. After several years of experience as an airline pilot in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, I returned to Europe where I qualified to command a Boeing 737NG. The passion for flying and the continuous desire to grow made me “land” at Professional Aviation, a group of people who share my same values: PASSION, INTEGRITY AND SAFETY.

Matteo Coveri

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Matteo Coveri

Following his aeronautical background training and various work experiences in the sector, including a few years at ENAV as an instructor, he took the opportunity to become a professional and to express his passion for flying by becoming a flight instructor at Professional Aviation.

Riccardo Bonora

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Riccardo Bonora

Riccardo has always been passionate about anything that flies. And this explains why he shares his time between being a flight instructor and an UAV instructor. It is hard to say in which field he is more knowledgeable. Any task, whether it is ordinary or extraordinary, can be accomplished by Riccardo, as long as it is flying-related.

Gaia Villani

FSTD MANAGER/ MCC INSTRUCTOR

Gaia Villani

Lorenzo Peruzzo

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Lorenzo Peruzzo

Davide Salbego

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Davide Salbego

OPERATIONS

Claudia Casieri

SCHEDULING AND ENAC FILING

Claudia Casieri

Claudia, with her warm smile and calm attitude, manages all of the flight school activities: from the flight appointments, to registrations, practices with the aeronautical authorities and any other organizational and bureaucratic aspect of the students’ activities.

Linda Dolcetto

SCHEDULING, SALES AND IN-PROCESSING

Linda Dolcetto

Not many things to say about Linda except for one: she is truly a war machine! She supports the scheduling team in the management of the flight activity and takes care of sales as well. But she is also always prepared to any unscheduled task and effective in finding a solution.

Ifeoma Nebedum

SCHEDULING, IN-PROCESSING

Ifeoma Nebedum

ADMIN

Marica Marrollo

ADMIN MANAGER

Marica Marrollo

Marica is always smiling but firm so be careful not to go wrong with the Admin director. She manages all administrative and accounting aspects, financial planning, accounting relationships with customers and suppliers.

Rita Masina

DEPUTY ADMIN MANAGER

Rita Masina

Rita is the veteran in the company and mainly deals with the accounting part of the flight activity as well as assisting the manager in various administrative activities. Thanks to her experience in the company, when you don’t know something, just ask Rita.

MAINTENANCE

Marco Gola

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Marco Gola

“A passion for flying has always accompanied me, I obtained a private pilot license as soon as possible and started flying in my spare time until I eventually decided to make this passion my job and to become a maintenance technician. As soon as I qualified, I moved from Alessandria to Emilia Romagna and after a few years of experience with Cessna and Piper aircraft I arrived at Cirrus.”
Today Marco is the most highly qualified Cirrus technician around and takes care of the maintenance of nearly the whole private Cirrus fleet in Italy. We also deal with Tecnam, an Italian product of excellence.
By virtue of his experience, Marco is one of the feathers in the cap of our team of maintenance. Marco holds the position of Maintenance Manager and coordinates the work of the technical office and the maintenance team.

Davide Mengozzi

DEPUTY MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Davide Mengozzi

Davide comes from a competitor company where he gained extensive experience not only on Cirrus but also on Diamond, Piper and Cessna aircraft. Thanks to his vast experience, dedication and seriousness, Davide quickly joined our team.

Giovanni Panicali

CERTIFYING STAFF

Giovanni Panicali

Giovanni, after having gained some years of experience in a competitor company, joined our team specializing on Tecnam and Cirrus aircraft. Despite his young age, he is now a qualified technician with more than 10 years of experience and has recently stopped being the young man of the maintenance team… now he too can be considered as a young veteran.

Stefan Walczak

WAREHOUSE

Stefan Walczak

Stefan is German and our warehouse specialist and ensures that the daily functions and procedures of the warehouse, such as maintaining professional relationships with the distribution centers of the manufacturers, dealers and collaborators, run smoothly and efficiently. From the shipment to the receipt of the material, up to the maintenance of the inventory for the management of logistics and of the guarantee of spare parts, he closely monitors all the aspects of the storage operations. After many years of experience in the aviation sector, Stefan is able to provide all the equipment and spare parts necessary to make our workshop and our technicians always ready to intervene in any situation.

IT DEPARTMENT

Mirko Melone

Chief Information Officer

Mirko Melone

TECHNICAL OFFICE

Riccardo Saba

CAMO ASSISTANT

Riccardo Saba

“I approached the world of aviation at the age of 6 through model aircraft, thanks to which I was able to cultivate my passion for airplanes. A few years ago I obtained the Diploma in Construction of the aircraft and I moved to Emilia Romagna to obtain the flight licenses. Thanks to the trust given to me by Professional Aviation, I now have the opportunity to work in this field and be able to experience this world at 360°.” Riccardo is now the assistant of the CAMO Post Holder and is in charge of preparing all the technical documentation of the airplanes under management. 

Virginia Toniello

CAMO ASSISTANT

Virginia Toniello

Luca Murone

CAMO POST OLDER

Luca Murone