On Dec. 14, 2013, the kickoff of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football game between the U.S. Naval Academy (Navy) and the U.S. Military Academy (Army) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia was preceded by a flyover of the Blue Angels.
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.
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