These pictures were shot by a friend of mine who was flying a two ship formation with another SF-260EA. The images are beautiful but what make them more interesting is that the propeller blades look bent in both pictures. Is the aircraft flying with a damage propeller or is it an odd effect of taking a picture with a cell phone camera to a high speed rotating object? Obviously, the correct answer is the second one (in fact, Roberto and his wingman landed without any problem with the propeller in perfect shape…), but is anybody able to explain why the phone camera produces such oddities?
In 2008, I had the opportunity to fly a mission aboard a SIAI 208M of the Trapani based 37° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) within a SMI (Slow Mover Interceptor) mission. […]
On Feb. 2, the following formation was seen overflying Pratica di Mare airbase. Even if the aircraft involved can fly at the same speed without particular problems, it is quite unusual to see an helicopter […]
On May 30, the Italian Air Force celebrated the first 200,000 flying hours (FH) of the Alenia Aermacchi AMX jets. The total amount of FH of the light-attack and reconnaissance single-engine aircraft jointly produced by […]