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An Italian HH-3F Pelican ditches in the Tyrrhenian Sea

May 08 2008

Yesterday I’ve had the possibility to fly in an HH-3F of the 82° CSAR of Trapani. We flew as “Palma 01” a so-called “SAR mare” a search and rescue mission above the sea. Before take off we made a detailed ...

Italian Army – 147th Anniversary

May 06 2008

On May 6th, the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) celebrated its 147th Anniversary with a show that was held in the Tor Di Quinto military hippodrome. The show comprised also an air display of the main AVES aircraft and the flyby ...

Apr 26 Grazzanise air display

May 03 2008

The 90th Anniversary of the 21° Gruppo was celebrated with an interesting air display in which 4 AB.212ICO of the Squadron (one of which in a special colour scheme as written in a previous post) performed a simulated CSAR mission. Here ...

New Italian Special Colour to celebrate the 21° Gruppo 90th Anniversary

Apr 26 2008

In order to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 21st Gruppo, a new Special Colour was officially presented on Apr 26 at Grazzanise airbase, during the ItAF Tiger Sqn Reunion. The aircraft is an AB.212ICO MM81375 previously wearing the ISAF ...

Spring Flag Media Day in pictures

Apr 24 2008

Here are a few more interesting pictures of the Spring Flag Media Day held on Apr 17 at Decimomannu airbase. For the air display of the Exercise some assets of the Trapani-based Opfor visited Deci: MM722 1-15 AV8B+ I GrupAer MM7034 50-50 ...

Spring Flag Media Day report (debrief part 2)

Apr 23 2008

The Media Day of the Spring Flag 2008 was focused on the press conference that provided lots of information about this year’s edition of the exercise. Here’s a summary of the main figures of the Spring Flag: SF08 was a Joint, Interdepartmental, ...

Military Aviation

Sep 21 2018
Photos show Marines F-35B aircraft carrying the external gun pod during exercise off the coast of Djibouti. For the last two weeks...
Sep 20 2018
Among all the other things, Tom Cruise Has Emergency “Flap Caution” Landing During “Top Gun” Sequel Filming. Hollywood act...

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

Sep 19 2018
Accident is Eighth USAF Loss This Year, Second Trainer Crash in a Week. A U.S. Air Force T-6A Texan II single-engine, two-seat tur...
Sep 19 2018
The Il-20M was shot down off Syria shortly after an Israeli air strike had hit targets in the Latakia Province. Written with The A...

Rogue States

Sep 21 2018
Photos show Marines F-35B aircraft carrying the external gun pod during exercise off the coast of Djibouti. For the last two weeks...
Sep 18 2018
Confusion surrounds the causes of the loss. U.S. military says they believe the aircraft was shot down by Syrian Air Defense. Russ...

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