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More G8 summit-related traffic in Rome

Jul 15 2009

The following pictures were taken in the morning of Jul. 11, 2009, by Giovanni Maduli, who went again to Urbe airport to see the departure of the US Army CH-47s that escorted the “Marine One” VH-60N helicopters carrying the POTUS ...

An interesting visitor at Rome Ciampino

Jul 14 2009

On Jun. 5, 2009, I took the following picture of an interesting civilian B767, with registration N767A that was parked in the VIP apron of the 31° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). According to the information ...

Falcon 900EX MM62171 Special 100.000FH

Jul 14 2009

On Jul. 13, a Falcon 900EX of the 93° Gruppo, serialled MM62171, rolled out at Rome Ciampino with a special colour scheme applied to celebrate the 100.000 flight hours of the locally-based 31° Stormo on the Falcon 50 and Falcon ...

The EC135 of the Polizia Municipale

Jul 12 2009

As I explained in a previous post, many helicopters have been overflying Rome because of the G8 summit being held in L’Aquila. For this reason, when on Jul. 10, I heard the characteristic noise of the blades on a chopper ...

An Italian Typhoon intercepts a Primera Air B-737

Jul 11 2009

On Jul. 10, 2009, a Primera Air Boeing 737-700, with registration TF-JXG, flying as GX-362 flight, from Zakinthos (Greece) to Dublin (Ireland), with 153 passengers and 6 crew members, was escorted by a single F-2000 (not two as some sources ...

Aircraft and helicopters overflying Rome at the end of the G8 summit

Jul 10 2009

With so many world leaders attending the G8 (G14) event in L’Aquila, Rome airports have been managing a large amount of visiting aircraft. For instance, the Air Force One, arrived in Pratica di Mare with an accompanying C-17,  Gordon Brown ...

Military Aviation

Oct 20 2017
This Is Probably The First Clip Showing The B-2 As It Drops The GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber ...
Oct 19 2017
All Available Airborne Fire Fighting Assets Pressed into Service, Fires Continue. A massive combined military and contract air ope...

Drones

Sep 20 2017
Here’s the footage of a RAF Reaper drone unleashing Hellfire missile to stop a public execution in Syria. The news of a succ...
Sep 08 2017
SpaceX launched the Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B orbital space drone just before the Hurricane Irma hit Florida. While people...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Oct 18 2017
An Israeli Air Force F-35 has been involved in a bird strike during a training sortie. And the incident has fueled some weird spec...
Oct 18 2017
Hyakuri Phantom Burns on Ground, Reports Suggest Aircraft Written Off. A McDonnell-Douglas F-4EJ “Kai” Phantom II attached to ...

Rogue States

Oct 18 2017
An Israeli Air Force F-35 has been involved in a bird strike during a training sortie. And the incident has fueled some weird spec...
Oct 10 2017
A Russian Fencer has crashed shortly after (or during) take-off from airbase near Latakia, in western Syria. Pilot and Nav killed ...

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