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.
As details about the recent fighting in the Gulistan area, in Afghanistan, that cost the life of another Italian soldier on Dec. 31, 2010, surface, the reason why the Italian AMXs, currently operating out of […]
March 26, 2011 Aviation, Italian Air Force, Libyan Uprising, Military Aviation, Operation Odyssey Dawn
Previous debriefings: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 With Libyan known SAM sites and air defence installation rendered harmless, Odyssey Dawn missions see the coalition planes focusing mainly on […]
Farnborough 2012: A flight with the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 simulator. Including a taste of the Master’s Helmet Mounted Display
Among the most interesting things you might happen to do at Farnborough International Airshow, there’s a ride in a combat plane simulator. During the Day 2 of FIA12 (#FIA12 or #FARN12 for the Tweeps), I […]