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Aerobatic flight with the Alenia C-27J

Nov 30 2007

On October 13th 2007 I had the possibility to fly a mission on board an Alenia C-27J “Spartan”. The aircraft, serialled C.S.X. 62127 and wearing the JCA winner logo, is owned by Alenia Aeronautica; the company uses it for demo ...

MM6507 update

Nov 28 2007

I went to Grazzanise on Nov. 21st to talk again with the pilots of the 21st Gruppo and noticed that the F-104 “51-01” MM6507, that was being restored in the former 10th Gr apron (see post: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/new-f-104-restoration-project-discovered/), was moved on the opposite side of ...

Air-to-air photography with the F-104D in 1964

Nov 19 2007

Steve McCutcheon left two interesting comments on both my posts “Airborne pickup (rejoining with an F-104)” and “Air-to-Air photography”. He wrote that my story and pictures reminded him about his flight in a 104D  and also that he wish my explaination was available ...

F-104 MM6930 Special Colour: 999 or 9-99?

Nov 17 2007

On September 19th 2003, the 10th Gruppo Caccia, held an official ceremony at Grazzanise airbase to unveil an F-104S/ASA-M painted in a celebrative colour scheme. It was the very first celebrative aircraft in the history of the squadron that carries the ...

Another restored F-104 leaving Grazzanise

Nov 17 2007

During the visit at Grazzanise on Oct. 22nd, I took this picture depicting a restored F-104S/ASA-M ready to leave apron in front of the GEA (former Centro Manutenzione), for an unknown destination:

Read this post about the F-104G MM6507 another Starfighter, ...

Mil Mi 26's display at Rome Urbe

Nov 14 2007

A Mil Mi 26T heavy transport helicopter (NATO code name “Halo”), the largest helicopter ever produced, made a firefighting display on Nov. 14th at Rome Urbe airport. Arrived from Greece (where it supported the season’s firefighting campaign) on Nov. 12th, ...

Military Aviation

Jul 16 2018
More than 65 years after it was filmed, Jet Pilot movie features some of the most spectacular aerial photography in film history. ...
Jul 13 2018
Beautiful Aircraft are going to be a Treat for U.S. Spotters and Photographers Along Las Vegas Blvd. The crowd of aviation spotter...

Drones

Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...
Jun 24 2018
The missile launch did not result in a downing: the UAV moved away from the border and was not hit by the Patriot. The Israeli Air...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jul 16 2018
Crew That Saved Burning Bomber Over Texas In May Finally Named, Awarded. After weeks of speculation about the circumstances surrou...
Jul 07 2018
A MiG-21 has crashed at 86th Base during Borcea Open Day. Pilot has died. A Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR has crashed at around...

Rogue States

Jun 27 2018
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has just released some photographs from an “undisclosed location”: geolocation proves ...
Jun 26 2018
New Video Screams “All Your Bases Are Belong to Us” With Awesome Music, Images. China Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) a...

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