Latest Posts

F-104 Graffiti Art update

Aug 03 2007

Yesterday I made a second inspection of the MM6833. I took some more pictures and had a better look at the cockpit. I was looking to the right console when I noticed that the Matricola Militare of the frontal section ...

F-104 Graffiti Art

Jul 31 2007

Today I visited this scrapped F-104 next to Warner Village cinemas, in Rome. For those interested it is located at 41°49’01,49”N 12°24’49,07”E but don’t waste time looking for it in Google Earth since satellite pictures do not depict the Starfighter ...

Air-to-Air photography

Jul 30 2007

Una versione in italiano di quanto descritto in questo post può essere letta sul forum “Italian Vipers” cliccando qui.

Many aircraft enthusiasts and photographers have noticed that the majority of the air-to-air pictures I took depict the subject from abeam or astern: most of them were shot from behind ...

Panoramic photography – part 4

Jul 27 2007

Many have asked which is the workflow I use to create my panoramics pictures. First of all I work on the “photographer side”: this means I choose the right subject and try to get it as it appears to my ...

Airborne pickup (rejoining with an F-104)

Jul 13 2007

There are basically 2 ways to rejoin a chasing aircraft with another aircraft of a different type: the interception and the so-called “airborne pickup”. Since I’m talking about dissimilar aircraft, I’m not considering the formation take-off, something that is  performed by two aircraft of the same type.

Interception of an ...

Baucau and Australia's invasion anxiety

Jul 13 2007

During my recent travel to Australia I was given from Gianni, my local guide, some interesting information concerning Aussie’s fear of an invasion. He explained that at the end of the 19th century, the British colonists were afraid that Russia ...

Military Aviation

Jul 19 2018
New LM-100J Super Hercules Display Joins the Most Impressive Flight Demonstrations Ever. Video of a remarkable aerobatic display b...
Jul 17 2018
Sacré Bleu! French Aerobatic Team Admits Color Blunder in Amazing Bastille Flyover. Following a week of spectacular flyovers begi...

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

Jul 18 2018
Could Russia Develop A Turboprop Light Combat Aircraft? Most probably, no. But discussion brings some weird concepts to light̷...
Jun 27 2018
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has just released some photographs from an “undisclosed location”: geolocation proves ...

Special Topics

Citations