Recently, Jean-Luc Beghin, a Belgian Aviation Illustrator (I suggest you to visit his site: http://www.jeanlucbeghin.com/), sent me the following pictures explaining that he was looking for the names of some pilots of the 22° Gruppo of the 51° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) who he had the opportunity to meet and invite for dinner at his house, in 1974, while they were deployed to Beauvechain, Belgium, for a Squadron Exchange. While I was unable to recognize them I thought that the pictures below could be of some interest for the F-104 and flight gears enthusiasts as they provide some details on the flight suits, patch and hats worn by the Italian pilots in the mid 70’s.
I created the following image (using Photoshop) stitching 5 pictures of the F-2000A Typhoon of the Italian Air Force I took at Jesolo Air Show rehearsal on Jun. 10, 2011 (the 2nd one being the […]
The following picture, taken at Farnborough International Airshow, gives a hint of what you might expect to find inside a modern (combat) helicopter. The HH-139A is the military variant of the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter operating […]
On May 30, the Italian Air Force celebrated the first 200,000 flying hours (FH) of the Alenia Aermacchi AMX jets. The total amount of FH of the light-attack and reconnaissance single-engine aircraft jointly produced by […]