Who’s Who – Get to Know Frank Pizzamiglio
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Meet Frank Pizzamiglio 👋👨✈️
“I grew up around aviation, sports and the great outdoors. My father has been a pilot for 30+ years and he’s the main reason I got into aviation. Growing up, we went to just about any air show we could go to in the country and went to any aviation museum we found along the way. Before I could even conjure thoughts, aviation has been a staple of my life because of him. Whether that’s toys, RC Planes, or air shows, my father and I share the aviation bug. When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family, flying my dads plane around, or hopping in the 747 FTD to practice some IFR proficiency skills.
I started working at Ameriflight last September in 2022. Ameriflight always stuck out to me since it has been around for a while and is one of the largest Part 135 Airlines. Not only that, but my dad has been a freight dog for as long as I can remember so I always thought it would be awesome to tell him one day that I now fly cargo, too.
Currently I’m a First Officer on the Metroliner in Ameriflight’s ESCS operation. We fly on-demand cargo to any airport the customer needs it delivered to. My role as a First Officer is pretty simple, I’m here to help and support the Captain as best as I can and do my best to help the cargo get to its destination. I love working charter and my favorite part about ESCS is the ever-changing dynamic of it. One day we are flying to Louisville, KY and the next we are flying to San Diego, CA. Then the following week we could fly dogs/cats to different places around the country to bring them to humane shelters for adoption.
The most interesting thing about my job is the fact that it doesn’t feel like a job. What they say is true… “when you find something you love, you never work a day in your life.” For me, flying the Metroliner around in ESCS never feels like work. I get the opportunity to fly into new airports every day, see new places, and fly around the country. The schedules are always changing, new cargo, new destination etc. it’s always an adventure.
I have quite a few top memories so far, but my number one favorite would have to be when I was flying back to New Orleans, LA after completing a charity trip. We were passing through southeast Ohio and at the same time my father was taking off out of Cincinnati, OH with Atlas in the 767 heading to California. We ended up being on coms with each other and talked for a bit in 123.45. It’s a core memory I will never forget.
Find what you love and make it your job; it’ll never feel like work and you’ll be excited to work each and every day.”
Keep up the excellent work, Frank! We’re proud to have you on our team.