Cesare was born in 1950 and got his private license in 1970 at Como seaplane base. He has been flying for 10 years on floats before making his first land landing. In 1980 he started to be
involved in the management of the flight school of Aero Club Como, at that time largely the most important, not to say the only one in the European continent, as it is now. He has been appointed
as instructor, head of training, member of the Board of Directors and served as president for 12 years, until 2013.
During four and half decades of water flying he flew more than 30 types of seaplanes in 3 continents, organized expeditions and opened to the seaplane operations hundreds of water surfaces all
Baj is the author of six books on aviation and water flying. One is a manuals on how to fly seaplanes, whose edition in English – “Seaplane Operations” – ASA Books – was cared by Dale De Remer.
He also wrote a specific book on how to fly and operate the Lake amphibians, two books on the century-old history of water flying on Lake Como and a book o memoirs, telling stories and adventures
lived in decades of activity. He is now preparing an introductory kit for prospective pilots.
He bought tens of seaplanes in the USA and Canada and provided consultancy to private pilots, operators and aviation authorities in Europe and to an operator in China.
He is the Field Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association for Italy and is a member of the Disciplinary Commission of Aero Club d’Italia, the national federation of the Italian aero clubs.
Baj has a parallel professional life in the editorial field. He started as a science writer and founded a private radio and a local newspaper.
Thanks to his experience as a pilot, a manager of seaplane operations and in the media, Baj has all instruments to accomplish the mission of promoting water flying in all aspects. Water flying:
an ancient, sophisticated aviation discipline and activity that Baj considers destined to have a bright future in the next decades, particularly in countries where water plays a role and where
tourism is looked at as an important element of development. An activity Baj really loves, to which he dedicated his life. An activity he likes to see flourishing in every context.