Italian Army – 147th Anniversary

On May 6th, the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) celebrated its 147th Anniversary with a show that was held in the Tor Di Quinto military hippodrome. The show comprised also an air display of the main AVES aircraft and the flyby of some formations of helicopters. The air show’s rehearsals took place at Rome Urbe airport, where all the helicopters were deployed, and Giovanni Maduli went there on May 2 to take the following exclusive pictures.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.