Photo: New Ghana Air Force Casa 295 on delivery flight

Africa’s air forces aircraft are quite rare outside their continent. When one of those services owns only few planes, a picture of one of its aircraft has a certain value for aviation spotters and enthusiasts.

For this reason I find the following picture, taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Tony Lovelock, on Apr. 24, 2012, extremely interesting: it shows a Casa 295, serial no. GHF-551, belonging to the Ghana Air Force on final at Gando, Gran Canaria, where it landed for a fuel stop on its delivery flight to Ghana.

Image credit: Tony Lovelock

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.