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Spotter Day 90th Anniversary 23° Gruppo – Cervia 20.06.08

Jun 22 2008

The following aircraft were noted during the Spotter Day held in Cervia on June 20, to watch the arrivals of the Italian and foreign squadrons invited by the 23° Gruppo to celebrate its 90th Anniversary. Here’s the log of the activity:

AT-21 ...

First Italian F-16 in special colour scheme and new preserved F-104 at Cervia

Jun 21 2008

The highlights of the Spotter Day held on June 20 in Cervia airbase to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 23° Gruppo were the F-16ADF MM7251 painted in a special colour scheme (since, most probably, it will be the first ...

The Queen’s birthday flypast (vs the once traditional Italian June 2 flypast in Rome)

Jun 19 2008

Thanks to the BBC, on June 14 I’ve had the possibility to watch the footage of the flypast provided by the Royal Air Force to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

The flypast involved 57 aircraft of 14 different types ranging from ...

Italian Tornados relocation (and possible deployment to Afghanistan)

Jun 14 2008

In these days, two movements seem to interest the Italian Tornado fleet.

The first one was announced many months ago and it is part of a project of rationalization of the ItAF resources, a plan that foresees to concentrate homogeneous fleets ...

MM6507 – new update

Jun 11 2008

There’s a lot of interest about the fate of the MM6507 that was (apparently) being restored at Grazzanise (read also these posts http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/mm6507-update/ and http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/new-f-104-restoration-project-discovered/). Someone initially pointed to the F-104 pole mounted in Istrana with code 51-21 as the MM6507 ...

The NH90 crash: which possible cause?

Jun 08 2008

In the aftermath of the accident involving the Italian Army NH90 crashing into the waters of Bracciano Lake, I was asked hundreds of questions. People who met me wanted to know what I had seen, others sent me an email, ...

Military Aviation

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Drones

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Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

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Rogue States

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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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