A Mil Mi 26T heavy transport helicopter (NATO code name “Halo”), the largest helicopter ever produced, made a firefighting display on Nov. 14th at Rome Urbe airport. Arrived from Greece (where it supported the season’s firefighting campaign) on Nov. 12th, the Mi 26, belonging to the UTair and serialled RA-06019, is currently under evaluation by the Protezione Civile. The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli during the display.
I wrote the below article for the August 2009 issue of Air Forces Monthly. As the Italian Civil Protection often makes the news as happened during the relief effort after the April 2009 earthquake in […]
On May 1, Giovanni Maduli went to Urbe airport, in the Northern part of Rome, to take pictures of the small general aviation aircraft departing or arriving on runway 16/34 (3543 x 98 ft / […]
I’ve recently written about the Italian Canadairs (read here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-italian-canadairs-in-seasonal-firefighting-service/), however, there a lot of other type of aircraft involved in the seasonal firefighting service that can be spotted in the Italian airports. These aircraft […]