November 4th: the Frecce Tricolori flying over Rome

I have just received from Giovanni Maduli the following pictures depicting the Frecce Tricolory display team during the fly by above Rome for the Armed Forces Day. You will notice that the formation flew with some “unmarked” aicraft something usual during the “training period” (from November to May 1st). For the reasons why the Frecce fly sometimes with blank tails, read my previous post: Why do the Frecce Tricolori fly with blank tails?.


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  1. Nice flypast. Were the Frecce Tricolore the only particpants in this fly-past or were there more aircraft involved.

    Thanks in advance, Thijs.

  2. Hi,
    the Frecce were the only participants to the fly-past.
    Other fly-past involving more formations flew above Rome on June 2nd (or the first Sunday after that date) in the past.

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