Take a ride on board an Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss as it flies as number 2 of a flight of 3 AT-802Fs involved in a fire fighting operation in the mountains near Caserta, in Central Italy. 10 Fire Boss (piloted by 9 pilots from the Italian Air Force and 1 from the Italian Navy with the “water bomber” qualification) are being used by the Italian Civil Protection (under a leasing contract) to support the fleet of 19 Canadair CL-415s that are currently unavailable as the previous contract with SOREM was rescinded after its chief was arrested as a consequence of a big tax swindle and a new tender was issued to find another contractor (a Temporary Consortium of Enterprises by Inaer Helycopter Italia and Inaer Aviones Anfibios Sau).
I have been receiving more pictures about the first GEA Reunion held in Cervia on Oct. 4. The following ones were provided by Matteo Marianeschi; noteworthy the image depicting the 9 ship formation being chased […]
RAF F-35B and U.S. Air Force F-35A jets flew to Amendola, Italy, to take part in joint missions with the local-based Italian Air Force F-35A jets. On Jul. 2, 2019, Amendola Air Base, in southeastern […]
Analysing the recent US1549 ditching in the Hudson River (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/tag/awe1549/), I explained that the success in the difficult splash down was the result of a perfect maneuver and luck. Even if I still believe that […]