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.
Designated as a utility type to disguise its primary mission, the Lockheed U-2 was born as high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Flying for about 8 hours, at 500 mph, at altitudes in excess of 70,000 feet, […]
Vice-President’s Aircraft And Motorcade Are Smaller And More Mobil Than President’s. Keen-eyed aviation photographers got a rare, up-close look at Air Force 2 during its visit to Detroit’s Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, […]
Russian MiG-31s and Su-35S escorted a B-1B “BONE” from Dyess Air Force Base, flying in international airspace over the Northern Pacific Ocean, as it “approached” Russia’s airspace. On Sept. 15, 2020, the Russian MoD released […]