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Italian Armed Forces Day 04-08.11.09

Nov 09 2009

The Italian Armed Forces celebrated the 91st Anniversary since the end of WWI with a series of events involving bases, airports and military installation all around the country. As happened in 2008, Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) in Rome hosted an ...

40 years of the 5° Gruppo Elicotteri – Sarzana Luni – 30.10.09

Nov 06 2009

On Sunday Oct.  30, 2009, Sarzana Luni airport hosted an interesting event to celebrate the 40 years of the 5° Gruppo Elicotteri of the Marina Militare (Italian Navy, ItNy). The event was attended by a few hundred visitors that found ...

Italian Air Force website hacked?

Nov 04 2009

On Nov. 2, I typed the URL http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it to get the latest news from the website of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) but I got the following message:

Looks like the website has been report as being compromised with ...

CVW-11: flight gear in action

Nov 03 2009

Following the post about the patches I took on board the USS Nimitz during my visit on Oct. 18 and 19 (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/cvw-11-patches/) some readers and visitors of this site requested me to upload some pictures of the flight helmets and ...

USS Nimitz's flight deck panorama

Nov 02 2009

Images obtained by stitching respectively 8 and 6 pictures taken on board on Oct. 19, 2009.

CVW-11 patches

Oct 31 2009

The following patches were among those worn (and sold) by the crews of the various squadrons of the CVW-11 aboard USS Nimitz during my recent visit. The CVW-11 composition was: 100 VFA-41 F/A-18F 200 VFA-14 F/A-18E 300 VFA-97 F/A-18C 400 VFA-86 ...

Military Aviation

Jun 22 2018
The Italian 5th generation jets have made another step to declare IOC (Initial Operational Capability). On Jun. 8, for Italian Air...
Jun 19 2018
Space May Be the “Final Frontier” Of a New Global Conflict Among Superpowers. U.S. President Donald Trump launched a thousand ...

Drones

Jun 10 2018
NBVC Point Mugu’s first two Triton drones commence operations (with interesting tail markings). On May 31, Unmanned Patrol S...
Jun 08 2018
In the Back Lot of the Pima Air & Space Museum You Can Discover History. 1547 Hrs. December 20, 2009. In the Back Storage Yard...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 20 2018
New Bomber Crew Stayed with Aircraft After Ejection Seat Failed. In a stunning story of split-second decision-making under pressur...
Jun 14 2018
The 10-mile long Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) is a United States Air Force aerospace ground test facility used to perfo...

Rogue States

Jun 18 2018
The new Tu-214ON has carried out a series of test flights in southwest Russia, close to the border with Ukraine. Tupolev is contin...
Jun 10 2018
Here’s yet another ultra-low pass of a Ukrainian combat aircraft. The following footage was reportedly filmed in 2014. It sh...

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