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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 ...

(Presumed) Italian Predators spotted above Rome during G8 and…..an Australian picture

Jul 09 2009

The following image doesn’t depict an actual postcard I bought in Australia. I took the picture at Bondi and “photoshopped” it to create a sort of postcard, just because it reminded me one of the few ones I collected from ...

Exclusive pictures: three US Army CH-47Ds arrive in Rome Urbe airport

Jul 06 2009

Most probably involved in the G8 that will take place in L’Aquila from Jul. 8 to Jul. 10, three US Army CH-47D (serialled 89-0141, 89-0143 and 89-0163) made a fuel stop on Jul. 5 at Rome Urbe airport. A US ...

Discrete Jury: the 4° Stormo obtains the Quick Response Force certification

Jul 02 2009

The 4° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF), based in Grosseto, was the first Eurofighter unit to obtain the NATO Quick Response Force certification after results that were achieved during the first operational evaluation made by a ...

Military Aviation

Dec 17 2017
This video shows the weird object as seen from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet’s ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking...
Dec 15 2017
The composite photo gives a pretty good idea of how the cockpit of supersonic heavy bombers has evolved in about 50 years. With a ...

Drones

Oct 27 2017
A B-52 from the 419th Flight Test Squadron was given a new nose art to commemorate the Buff’s involvement in a top-secret te...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Dec 11 2017
A belly landing for a giant C-5 Galaxy. The photo in this post was taken by one of our readers, Tyll Parker, at Travis Air Force B...
Dec 04 2017
“Because I was….inverted!”: Top Gun stunt performed near a Russian strategic bomber. In the last few years, we h...

Rogue States

Dec 15 2017
Are U.S. And Russia in Last-Minute Intelligence Grab Over Syria? International news media has been crackling with reports of inter...
Dec 13 2017
The AC-130 Spectre Gunship Still Plays a Critical Role in America’s Close Air Support Capability. It is large, slow and vulnerab...

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