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 highlights of the Spotter Day held on June 20, 2008, at Cervia airbase to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 23° Gruppo were the F-16ADF MM7251 painted in a special colour scheme (since, most […]
In 2005 I bought an item that was sold as an F-104 drag chute. The seller claimed it was a 1969 Starfighter drag chute but as soon as I received it I found it very […]
Giorgio Catellani, one of the greatest Italian Air Force heraldry expert, recently sent me a few images of patches belonging to Squadrons equipped with the F-104 or whose badge contained (or still contains) a Starfighter. […]