On Sept. 19, the 70° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) held a ceremony for the last flight of the SF-260AM (replaced by the SF-260EA). The last example, serialled MM54436 “70-63”, led a formation of 4 SIAIs that made a few farewell flypasts before landing for the last time. The AM version of the SF-260 logged 235.500 flight hours in the ItAF from 1976. Matteo Marianeschi attended the mini-airshow and instructors reunion organised by the 70° Stormo to take the following pictures of the event.
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