Greg Casagrande

Chopper 10 Pilot

Chopper 10 Pilot

Greg Casagrande is one of the pilots for Chopper 10, the news-gathering helicopter for 10TV News HD.

An Ohio native, Casagrande has almost two decades of flying experience, beginning his flying career as a private pilot in a single-engine Cessna.

In 1988, Casagrande took the controls of a Hughes 269 and received his helicopter certification.  From there, he began an extensive career in broadcast by flying traffic reporters for a conglomerate of central Ohio radio stations.

In 1990, Greg started his television flying career in a Hughes 369.  Casagrande flew for WCMH-TV and WSYX-TV.  He made the move to WBNS-10TV's Chopper 10, a Bell 407, in January 2001.

Casagrande served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army National Guard.  Most recently, he served as a crew chief on UH-1 "Hueys."

Greg lives with his wife, Kathy, in Powell.  They have a daughter, a son and a grandson.

Additional Info

Dream Interview: Gene Cernan.
 
Favorite CBS Show: "CSI."
 
Role Model: Terry Ault.
 
Hidden Talent: Cooking.
 
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio.
 
Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers.
 
Favorite Band: "The Eagles."
 
First Concert: The Guess Who.
 
Favorite Movie: "Top Gun."
 
Favorite Food: Chocolate chip cookies.

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