Pratica di Mare airbase, home of the Reparto Sperimentale Volo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) hosted on May 29, 2010, the Finmeccanica seniores 2010, the annual event that Finmeccanica holds each year to give a prize to all its workers with 30, 40 and 45 years of experience in the company. Traditionally, a small open day with the air display of some of the most interesting aircraft is organised. The 2010 edition saw the M-346, the C-27J, the F-2000 and the Frecce Tricolori performing during the day as the following pictures taken by Giovanni Maduli show.
Italian Eurofighter Typhoons Scramble To Intercept US-Registered Beech King Air During COMLOSS Incident
The Italian Air Force Typhoons in QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) were launched to intercept a U.S.-registered aircraft experiencing loss of radio comms with the Air Traffic Control. Two Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons of the […]
Top military aviation stories of 2011: drones up and downs, stealth projects exposed and Libya’s 7-month-long war.
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The following images show the first air-to-air refueling tests conducted by an Alenia Aermacchi C-27J with an Italian Air Force’s Boeing KC-767A tanker. The testing campaign took place at Pratica di Mare airbase, near Rome, […]