Latest from Decimomannu airbase

Giovanni Maduli, who is a frequent visitor of Decimomannu airbase, just sent me the following pictures he took in the last week showing the Italian and German aircraft deployed in Sardinia for training purposes. Currently, as many as 12 Eurofighter Typhoon belonging to both the 4° and 36° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) can be seen in the pictures, plus a number of German Tornados, involved in air-to-ground firing activities. Note that the first two images were taken in Sept. 2009













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  1. My father was stationed in Decimomannu 1967-70 with the Canadian Air Force squadron, 4th Wing out of Lahr, Germany. As a young kid, I have had many visits to the base and remember the CF104 Starfighter flown by previous pilots from the air field.
    Of course my heart and mind have always been with the beautiful island of Sardinia. This website has bought back many fond memories!

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