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.
On Feb 25, during IDEX 2009 (International Defence Exhibition Conference) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates Government announced the acquisition of 48 M-346 “Master” advanced lead-in fighter trainer. The agreement includes the creation of […]
On Mar. 11, 2009, I visited the flight line of the 311° Gruppo of the Reparto Sperimentale Volo, the Test unit of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, ItAF), inside Pratica di Mare, the […]