David Cenciotti is a freelance 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 four books.
In spite of the U.S. and allied air strikes over Syria, there’s a Russian Il-76 over central Russia right now. Not only U.S. combat planes including F-22s and F-16s are currently operating inside the Syrian […]
You don’t happen to see the Su-30SM that close too often. The Su-30SM is a special variant of the thrust-vectoring Su-30MKI and MKM produced by the Irkut Corporation for the Russian Air Force (that should […]
Interesting footage from aboard Russian Tu-160s bombers over the Arctic. The Tu-160 Blackjack is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber. The Russian Air Force operates a dozen of Tupolevs of this type; only 5 […]