On May 21, 2009, Matteo Marianeschi visited Istrana airbase to take some pictures of the daily activities performed by the local based 132° and 103° Gruppo both belonging to the 51° Stormo. Interestingly, Istrana is not only home of the two AMX Squadrons, but is one of the Italian airbases with the largest collections of preserved aircraft and relics as the following images show.
Shindand (or Shindad), in Western Afghanistan, will be the future Afghan Air Force (AAF) main training facility. Today it is the base used by the young and quite small Afghan Air Force to train its […]
I recently explained how approaches to RWY 13 in Hong Kong Kai Tak airport could be spectacular, thrilling and somehow dangerous, especially with crosswinds. I’ve often discussed crosswind (xwind) approaches (type “crab” in the search […]
The Italian Air Force carried out the first special biocontainment flight, to repatriate an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola virus working in Sierra Leone. An Italian doctor, who developed a fever and was positive at […]