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.
OTD in 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while entering higher atmosphere. Attack chopper camera filmed it. On Feb. 1, 2003, just before 9AM EST, abnormal readings showed up at Mission Control as the Space […]
The following videos show the Syrian Mil Mi-8/17 Hip helicopters at work. The first, brought to my attention by Bjørn Holst Jespersen, is interesting as it provides a close-up view on a Syrian Mil Mi-8 […]
The following video clearly shows a Syrian Mil Mi-17 Hip helicopter hit by a surface-to-air missile near Aleppo on Nov. 27, 2012. Even if there we have seen many videos showing Assad’s gunships downed by […]