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.
Two Libyan Air Force Mirage F.1s, armed with rocket pods, landed in the afternoon of Feb. 21, 2011, in Malta. The two aircraft were piloted by two senior officers who claimed to have defected after […]
Aviation Fans and Spotters Sad About Memorial Aircraft Being Repainted. One of the most recognizable and popular demonstration aircraft in the world, a Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 registration ZK349 of the 29(R) Squadron, painted […]
The following images, released by the UK Ministry of Defence, shows a Royal Air Force Merlin helicopter navigating a desert valley in Jordan during Exercise Pashtung Vortex. According to the press release, “Ex Pashtung Vortex […]