The EC135 of the Polizia Municipale

As I explained in a previous post, many helicopters have been overflying Rome because of the G8 summit being held in L’Aquila. For this reason, when on Jul. 10, I heard the characteristic noise of the blades on a chopper orbiting above my house I thought it could be one of the helos involved in an escort flight. However, when I grabbed my camera I saw that it was another (interesting) machine: the EC135T-2 of the Polizia Municipale. The Polizia Municipale is the municipal police Rome that performs public order duties. The helicopter, serialled I-HUNK (owned by EliFriulia and based in Rome Urbe airport, is used for traffic control duties and it is often spotted overflying the GRA (Rome beltway). The aircraft has replaced the I-HIFI, another EC135T-1 of the Eli Friulia, that the Rome Polizia Municipale has returned to its owner.

About David Cenciotti
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.