Festa Esercito 06.05.10 – Tor di Quinto

On May 6, 2010, the Esercito Italiano (EI, Italian Army) celebrated its 149th Anniversary at Rome with a ceremony at Tor di Quinto (TdQ) military hippodrome. For the ceremony, that was attended by many civil and military authorities, AB.412, AB.205, NH-90, A-129, A-109 and CH-47 helicopters deployed to Guidonia and Urbe performed a tactical event at TdQ whose rehearsals were performed on both May 3, 4 and 5 (and was not performed on May 6, most probably because of the bad weather). The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli during the rehearsals. The full gallery of pictures taken during the rehearsals can be found here: http://lowpassage.com/2010/05/10/festa-esercito-060510-tor-di-quinto-rehearsals/

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.