Grosseto airbase has changed a lot in the last 10 years. As described in my previous posts, today the airport it is the MOB of the ItAF Eurofighters (the Gioia del Colle and its 12th Gruppo/36th Stormo will be delivered their first Typhoon on Oct. 1st 2007). Grosseto is the homebase of two squadrons: the 20th OCU (Operational Convertion Unit) and 9th Gruppo all-weather interceptors. Aircraft of both gruppi are currently recovered in the new hangars located in the Western area of the field, opposite the former 20th Gruppo shelters and aprons. In order to understand how this important base has transformed in the last years, read the report I wrote in Y2K, dealing with Grosseto and the two gruppi equipped at that time with the F/TF-104 Starfighter: Grosseto airbase, home of the 4th Stormo.
More pictures about the first week of the Spring Flag 2008 taken by the correspondent Giovanni Maduli. To have an idea of the air operations taking place during a SF exercise just think that on […]
September 15, 2010 Aviation, Giornata Azzurra, Italian Air Force, Military Aviation, Photography
I recently visited Rivolto airbase, in NE Italy, during the rehearsals (Sept. 10) and the airshow (Sept. 11 and 12) that was held at the Frecce Tricolori homebase to celebrate the 50th Anniversary (actually the […]
The following defense news article deserves a read: RAF: Harrier Retirement Won’t Hurt F-35C Skills By ANDREW CHUTER Published: 17 Dec 2010 08:55 One of Britain’s senior Royal Air Force commanders has rebutted suggestions that […]