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. Some of these pictures are extremely rare and provide and interesting view of the type and feature of the patches the Italian pilots and personnel wore on their flight suits in the ’60s or ’70s, at the beginning of the F-104 career in the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force). Following are the images that Giorgio sent me; all these patches will be soon added to my Italian Air Force F-104 patches.
TodayH5396/10: Formation flying will take place Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/000/030/5250N00010W040 FORMATION TRANSIT BY 16 MIL FAST JET ACFT ACFT. THE FORMATION WILL FORM UP IN VCY OF 5239N 00033E (MARHAM AD) FROM 1305 HR AND THEN ROUTE: […]
On Feb. 26, 2010, FlightAware Alert Service sent me an automatic mail as the aircraft with registration N764TT had filed a Flight Plan (FPL) from KIAB (McConnel AFB) to LIRE (Pratica di Mare). I configured […]