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FCO facing increased traffic with the current Alitalia network

Apr 09 2008

With the recent transfer of the 70% of the Alitalia flights from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome Fiumicino, FCO has been experiencing an increased amount of traffic. According to the ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile, National Civil Aviation Agency), during ...

Two ItAF F-16s intercept an Ukrainan liner

Apr 07 2008

While being widely involved in the Ex. Spring Flag 2008, the Italian Air Force ensures the SSSA (Servizio Sorveglianza Spazio Aereo, Airspace Surveillance Service) with its F-16s and F-2000A ready to takeoff in scramble (alert takeoff). On Apr 7, during ...

Italian B707 last operative flight

Apr 06 2008

On Apr. 3, the last of 4 Italian Air Force B.707TT of the 8th Gruppo made its last operative flight during the build up phase of the Spring Flag Exercise. The aircraft, serialled MM62151, using c/s I-2151 with 67 people ...

The F-104 (?) drag chute mistery

Apr 03 2008

In 2005 I bought an item that was sold as an F-104 drag chute. The seller claimed it was a 1969 Starfighter drag chute but as soon as I received it I found it very strange because it hadn’t the ...

Pratica di Mare 02.04.08

Apr 03 2008

Here are a few pictures taken on Apr. 2 at Pratica di Mare airport by Giovanni Maduli:

Spring Flag build-up in progress

Apr 02 2008

From Apr. 1, the aircraft taking part in the Spring Flag 2008 have been arriving in the two Deployable Operating Base (DOB) of the Exercise: Decimomannu is the DOB for the assets that have been assigned to the “coalition party”, ...

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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