More pictures taken at “XMannu” (X is the Roman numeral for 10th or 10°, in Italian “Decimo”, so XMannu is a short form for Decimomannu) on May 11, 2010, by Giovanni Maduli, during the Starex exercise.
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David Cenciotti is a freelance 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 four books.
More pictures about the first week of the Spring Flag 2008 taken by the correspondent Giovanni Maduli. To have an idea of the air operations taking place during a SF exercise just think that on […]
Soon after publishing the article about the “F-35 from the Cockpit” I’ve received some emails and comments about an interesting thing readers have noticed in one of the webminar slides used to show the Joint Strike Fighter […]
15 Years Ago Today, The Italian Air Force Bid Farewell To The F-104 Starfighter With A Memorable Airshow At Pratica di Mare
Few months before the retirement from the active service, the Aeronautica Militare organized an airshow to bid farewell to the iconic “manned missile”. The F-104 wrote the final chapter of its extraordinary career within the […]