1. How and/or when did you get you hooked on history?
I was born in Italy therefore I was born with history around me. Since a young child i was fascinated with history and aviation, therefore working with warbirds was a natural thing to do.
If you know History you can understand the present and very likely expect things to happen in the future.
3. How is/How was history a part of your professional life/career?
I am the Director of Digital Marketing for the CAF, so it became part of my career.
4. Why is studying/knowing history important?
As mentioned if you know History you can understand the present, the people, different cultures and gain knowledge which would allow you to have a more fulfilled life.
5. What is your favorite period or aspect of history to learn about and why?
Probably the Roman Empire since it set the basis for the modern western society with its political settings, democratic principles and architectural achievement. The first part of the 1900th century it also one of my favorite due to the many technological innovation. The airplane is one of them, simply fascinating.
The Commemorative Air Force was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
7. What projects are upcoming for the CAF?
We always have something cooking. The most exciting project we just completed can be seen here:http://www.warbirdsnews.com/category/warbird-restorations/c-47-thats-all-brother