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Rome seaplane station's project (and WWII anti-raid bunker)

Jul 23 2008

In April, I’ve had the opportunity to attend an interesting exhibition held in Rome that dealt with the project of the Magliana water airport. The exhibition, whose title was “L’aeroporto che non c’è” (whose translation could be more or less ...

Close up view of the cockpit of the NH90 before it crashed into the Bracciano Lake

Jul 22 2008

Giovanni Maduli, one of my co-workers, sent me the following picture he took at Bracciano a few minutes before the NH90 EI-202 crashed into the Bracciano Lake causing the death of Capt. Fornassi. The picture was taken with a Canon ...

Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 20.07.08

Jul 21 2008

A few hours before on the other side of the World Pope Benedict XVI boarded on the Qantas B747-400 “QF6035” departing from Sydney to Rome Ciampino via Darwin (as usual the return flight of the Pontiff arrives in Ciampino), I ...

AB.212 emergency landing

Jul 18 2008

According to a brief news published by the ecodicaserta.it website, on Jul 17, an AB.212 of the 9° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare, performed an emergency landing near Mondragone after experiencing an engine fire. The aircraft, belonging to the 21° ...

Pope Benedict XVI in Australia with the longest Alitalia twin engine flight ever

Jul 17 2008

When I visited St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney in May 2007 I was surprised to find a display above the Hyde Park gate of the largest Australian chuch. Interestingly, it displayed the countdown to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI ...

Helmet Mounted Display for the C-27J & Sky-X automatic refueling

Jul 17 2008

Until I received the press release and the following pictures from Alenia Aeronautica, I’d always thought that Helmet Mounted Displays were available only on fighters. And I was wrong, since Alenia and Elbit Systems demonstrated how the Elbit HMD LITE ...

Military Aviation

Oct 16 2018
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III took part in the traditional Brisbane Riverfire Festival. Clips of the airlifter...
Oct 16 2018
Unconfirmed reports say an American pilot was also aboard the Ukrainian Flanker. On Oct. 16, a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 flying a ...

Drones

Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...
Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Oct 16 2018
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III took part in the traditional Brisbane Riverfire Festival. Clips of the airlifter...
Oct 16 2018
Unconfirmed reports say an American pilot was also aboard the Ukrainian Flanker. On Oct. 16, a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 flying a ...

Rogue States

Oct 09 2018
Using Datalink, an F-35B shared target data with an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). 5th Gen. aircraft increas...
Oct 06 2018
The F-15C from the California Air National Guard are taking part in Exercise “Clear Sky 2018”. On Oct. 6, 2018, U.S. A...

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