Eighteen pilots from around the country gathered in Missoula this past Saturday for a two-day ground school to learn the ins and outs of Miss Montana, a Douglas C-47 that will be flown to Normandy, France, next June for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
One of those 18 pilots? NXGEN’s very own Giuseppe Caltabiano.
“Giuseppe Caltabiano thought he had his final adventure in the air in 2017 when he and two other pilots completed a pole-to-pole circumnavigation of the globe, the first time the feat had been accomplished in an unmodified plane.”
Giuseppe became a U.S. citizen in March 2017, and is ready for one more adventure.
Now he’s hoping for one more adventure as part of Miss Montana’s crew next summer.
“America gave me the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said. “I don’t even care if I’m a pilot. I could be a sweeper in the back and I would still be thrilled.”