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.
Rocco Zaccardi, an F-104 enthusiast living in NY, wrote me a few months ago to tell me that he had written a screenplay where the F-104 plays a ‘leading’ role in the story. As he […]
The Italian Task Force At Keflavik Has Achieved The FOC And The F-35s Have Started Safeguarding Iceland’s Airspace
The Italians have been declared ready to carry out the mission and have started their QRA duties in Iceland. The TFA (Task Force Air) 32nd Wing at Keflavik, Iceland, that includes the Task Group Lightning […]
I have been receiving more pictures about the first GEA Reunion held in Cervia on Oct. 4. The following ones were provided by Matteo Marianeschi; noteworthy the image depicting the 9 ship formation being chased […]