I went to Grazzanise on Nov. 21st to talk again with the pilots of the 21st Gruppo and noticed that the F-104 “51-01” MM6507, that was being restored in the former 10th Gr apron (see post: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/new-f-104-restoration-project-discovered/), was moved on the opposite side of the runway 24, in the GEA area and it is currently parked, in the same conditions as it was one month ago, next to the remaining retired F-104s.
The story of how the Starfighter was used to train future astronauts. Being the first operational aircraft able to reach and maintain a speed of more than Mach 2.0, the Lockheed F-104 was a huge […]
On Oct. 1 and 2, RAF C-130J cargo planes deployed to Grazzanise airbase, in Italy, home of the 9° Stormo (Wing) to conduct SPRO (semi-prepared runway operation) training. The activity, dubbed “Enzo Spirit”, was organized […]
In order to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 21st Gruppo, a new Special Colour was officially presented on Apr 26 at Grazzanise airbase, during the ItAF Tiger Sqn Reunion. The aircraft is an AB.212ICO […]