F-104

Pentagon point

The following Reporting Point (RP) was used by Grazzanise F-104s while flying in accordance with VFR rules. It was (dunno if it is still used today since no Sqn is permanently based in Grazzanise) called “PENTAGON point”, but […]

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Hydrazine emergency

Italian version available here Hydrazine is a colorless liquid (for more info click here) that feeds the electrical systems and the EPU (Emergency Power Unit) in case of engine failure. Should a flame-out occur, hydraulic […]

Italian Air Force

The "break"

  This is not a composite picture showing the same aircraft during a turn. It is a photo taken in 2004 at Grazzanise airbase and depicting the first section of the Frecce Tricolori performing the “break” over the […]