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154° Gruppo operations in Bosnia – the Red Devils in Operation Deliberate Force

Apr 17 2009

Giuseppe Scaglione is a former navigator of the 154° Gruppo of the 6° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). He’s no longer in the military: he’s been working from 8 years as a Software Designer and since ...

Dutch AH-64D Apache deployed to Frosinone

Apr 15 2009

Three AH-64D Apache (Q-17, Q-18 and Q-22), belonging to the 301 Sqn of the KLU (Koninklijke Luchtmacht), the Netherlands Air Force, deployed to Frosinone airbase, home of the 72° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force), between Mar. 31 ...

COSMO-SkyMed satellite system provides imagery of the Abruzzo areas hit by the earthquake

Apr 12 2009

The ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italian Space Agency) has been releasing imagery of the areas hit by the earthquake that caused many buildings to collapse in Abruzzo region and in the city of L’Aquila, causing more than 290 death. The ...

Cervia 08.04.09 – the last days of activity with the F-16 for the 23° Gruppo

Apr 10 2009

With the imminent end of the Peace Caesar programme, scheduled for 2010, the 23° Gruppo of the 5° Stormo of Cervia has been flying its last sorties with the F-16 ADF as part of its pilots and aircraft should move ...

71° Gruppo P.166DL3 supporting the Abruzzo earthquake rescue

Apr 07 2009

On Apr. 6, 2009, at 03.33AM LT, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Abruzzo region, in central Italy, killing more than 280 people, causing entire buildings to collapse and leaving 17.000 people homeless. The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ...

MM62012 current status

Apr 06 2009

The “I-2012”, a DC9-32 of the 31° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF), is one of the most famous Italian aircraft. It carried the Italian National football team that won the Spain World Championship in 1982 and ...

Military Aviation

Jan 19 2018
I’m often asked what flying in a military jet looks like and how I do prepare for such missions. Here are some tips that mig...
Jan 18 2018
The aircraft will be officially delivered to the Marina Militare next week. Today it flew for the first time in full Italian Navy ...

Drones

Jan 08 2018
One Aircraft Heavily Damaged in Most Recent in String of Low-Cost Insurgent Drone Attacks. It is the definition of asymmetrical wa...
Dec 19 2017
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system has been unveiled. After teasing its shape with a mysterious tweet that included a p...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jan 09 2018
FLIR Images Show F-15 Shoot-Down, Weapon Used May Have Been Repurposed AAM. Images and video have surfaced of what is claimed to b...
Dec 19 2017
The pilot survived the first Polish MiG-29 crash since July 1989. A Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum (“67” Blue, formerly known...

Rogue States

Jan 18 2018
Here’s one of the two Tu-160s as seen through the pilot’s JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System). On Jan. 15, two ...
Jan 17 2018
The Social Media Battlefield: Fighting a Confusing War on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. It is the new battlefield, the great equa...

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