Even if the Ali sul Lago will be long remembered for the tragic images of the Italian Army NH90 crashing into the waters of Bracciano Lake in front of the Vigna di Valle museum of the Italian Air Force (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/nh90-crashes-into-bracciano-lake-during-an-airshow/) and the subsequent death of Capt. Filippo Fornassi of the AVES, the 2008 edition had begun with some interesting display of historic aircraft and with some flybys of the Frecce Tricolori. The Italian display team, coming from Pratica di Mare did not perform its full programme, since the location doesn’t provide the lateral clearance required by the formation. However, the 9 MB.339A/PAN made some formation maneuvers, Schneider turn, Diamond formation roll and gear down flypast comprised. The following pictures show how the Frecce tailored their display to the available airspace surrounding Vigna di Valle. As the Frecce Tricolori left the area heading back to Pratica, the NH90 from Viterbo, after orbiting nearby, approached the display area at low altitude on the surface of Bracciano Lake for its display.
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“Frecce Tricolori un volo lungo cinquant’anni” – the official Italian Air Force book for the 50th Anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori
Published in September 2010, by the DeAgostini (one of the most important Italian publishing houses) with the contribution of Aviator Edizioni, my latest book, “Frecce Tricolori – un volo lungo 50 anni” represents the official […]