The following pictures were taken in the morning of Jul. 11, 2009, by Giovanni Maduli, who went again to Urbe airport to see the departure of the US Army CH-47s that escorted the “Marine One” VH-60N helicopters carrying the POTUS Obama during its visit in Rome and L’Aquila for the G8 summit. Noteworthy, the CH-47 “89-0143” sports a skull with cross bones badge underneath the fuselage (enlarged pic). A C-17 overflying Urbe airport during landing procedure at Rome Ciampino airport was also photographed: two Globemasters were scheduled to arrive in Ciampino on Jul. 11 to carry equipment used by the POTUS and his staff during official visits.
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 […]
In the image below, a pair of Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (in an interesting configuration including snow pads) prepare to land at the Alaska Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility […]
In Afghanistan, EA-6B Prowlers to be replaced by Beechcraft King Airs capable to knock out cell phones, radios
The US Army is using a brand new technology that is installed into its Beechcraft King Air aircraft deployed in the skies of Helmand Province Afghanistan, that can jam and intercept insurgent transmissions. The new […]