Varazze Airshow

A few days ago I discussed about airshows performed above the surface of the water (see Air displays above the water: a “risky business”?). A really interesting air display is scheduled for Sept. 20 in Varazze, a village located on the sea about 30 chilometers to the West of Genoa and some 11 chilometers to the Northeast of Savona. The Cdr of the local harbour is the M.llo 2^ Cl. Np Roberto FERRARI of the Capitanerie di Porto (Italian Coast Guard), who’s an expert in maritime navigation safety and NBC defence. Since he’s responsible for the harbour security during the airshow, he’s part of the team that has organized the show. The airshow is going to be attended by an Alenia M346, an Ericcson S-64 Skycrane, a Coast Guard AB.412, a P180 of the Piaggio company, a SOREM C:415 and by the Frecce Tricolori display team. Rehearsals will take place on Sept. 18. Roberto provided a lot of information and documents about the airshow and he granted me the permission to publish them, along with the (provisional) programme.

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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.