Board Member, Deputy of Training and MCC Manager
Pedro Cerveira Pinto
From Lisbon, Portugal, Pedro has 36 years of flying experience and accumulated over 20,000 flight hours in 130 different aircraft types.
Pedro started his flying career in 1982 when he joined the Air Force. His first flying experience was with the DHC-1 Chipmunk, followed by the Cessna T-37 and Lockheed T-33.
Pedro was assigned as a fighter pilot to the 303 Squadron “Tigres” at Lajes Azores, flying the FIAT G-91. In 1987, Pedro ended his exciting tour in the Air Force and joined the Portuguese airline TAP as an pilot. Ever since, Pedro has enjoyed a successful career and currently flies an Airbus 330/340 as Captain.
Throughout the years he was also type rated on the Boeing B727, Lockheed L1011, Airbus A310 and Airbus A319/320/321.
Flying is in his blood, so in his spare time Pedro enjoys flying everything that can get airborne, including several classical and historical airplanes like the Boeing Stearman, Chipmunk and Antonov 2. Pedro is also current in many auto-gyros, motor gliders, ultralights, delta-wings, etc.
Beneath that he is an accomplished and dedicated aircraft builder, having completed two airplanes, a Rans S-10 and a Bradley Avenger. For 10 years, Pedro was also a simulator instructor at the GAir flight school in Cascais teaching multi-crew coordination course (MCC) to young ATPL pilots.
In 2016 and 2018 he took part at the Lisbon and Ponte de Sor Air Races with his Yak 52 "Mean Machine".