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.
On Feb. 2, above Shebergan, some 150 chilometers to the West of Mazar-i-Sharif, the Tornados of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) TDY in Afghanistan achieved their first 100 flight hours in theatre. Since […]
An interesting easter egg was discovered in the last weeks by a student that found that by depressing CNTRL+ALT+A on the keyboard when using Google Earth, he was given access to an embedded flight simulator (once you have used the flight simulator […]
German Air Force Stages “Weird” Elephant Walk With 18 Eurofighters (With No Pilots, Wheel Chocks and Engines Off).
Elephant Walk at Bavarian Air Base involved 18 Eurofighters at Neuburg Air Base. Parked on the runway, rather than taxiing on it. The German Air Force has arranged an Elephant Walk that involved 18 Eurofighter […]