Around 50 aircraft belonging to the Aeronautica Militare and the Israeli Air Force have been attending, since Nov. 15, 2010, the Exercise Vega 2010 in Decimomannu, Sardinia. The Vega, is a sort of small scale-Starex, a multinational exercise taking place in the airspaces surrounding Deci airbase, from the Sardinian Channel, to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Noteworthy, the first edition of Vega saw the partecipation of 5 F-15Ds, 5 F-16Bs and a single Gulfstream G550 of the Israeli Air Force, quite unusual visitors in Europe. On Nov. 16 and 17 I went to Decimomannu to take the following pictures of the deployed assets flying the two daily “waves” of the exercise; in the next days I will publish more pictures and information about the Exercise, that will terminate on Nov. 26, 2010 with the return of the involved assets to their homebases.
Modern jets feature an impressive instantaneous roll rate The roll rate, expressed in degrees per second, is the rate at which an aircraft can change its roll attitude. Modern jet fighters can achieve quite high […]
The following picture was taken at Decimomannu airbase by Giovanni Maduli in March 2011. It shows an Italian Air Force AMX-T (belonging to the 32° Stormo, based at Amendola) landing at the end of a […]
Although the majority of modern combat planes sport overall grey color schemes, there are still some scenarios where (pretty cool) camouflage color schemes are still important for survival. Look at the following picture. Taken on […]