Luigino Caliaro – Author, Photographer, Historian

Aviation photographer Luigino Caliaro

Luigino Caliaro is an acclaimed aviation photographer based in northern Italy. His journey began in 1995 with a flight in the ‘back seat’ of an RAF Tucano. Since then, he has flown numerous photo-sorties with many of the world’s premier military aerobatic demonstration teams, including the US Navy’s Blue Angels, the Canadian Snowbirds, the Frecce Tricolori, and the Red Arrows. Caliaro has photographed many of the world’s most advanced military jet aircraft air-to-air, including the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, Tornado, Mirage, MiG-29, and Harrier. He has even flown a six-hour mission on board a B-1B Lancer, visited US Navy and French aircraft carriers several times, and experienced a landing and take-off in an Italian Navy Harrier from the deck of the aircraft carrier Garibaldi. Additionally, he has flown photo-sorties with aircraft from several historical aviation collections and museums worldwide.