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  1. This year the Italian Air Force display team Frecce Tricolori celebrated the 55th Anniversary since its foundation. To celebrate this event, a unusually (for Italy) big airshow was organized on their homebase, Rivolto military airport. The Italian Air Force showed almost all its airplanes, and several foreign display teams and airplanes were invited. Alitalia A319 carrying VIPs, escorted by 3 Typhoons Flag pass by HH-139 Team Paramotoristi Audaci Belgian F-16 Polish MiG-29 Fulcrum. Its livery is dedicated to Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, 3rd top scoring Polish Ace of WW2. Dutch Apache Austrian Saab 105 in Tiger Meet livery Extra 300 flown by Aude Lemordant, current female aerobatic flight world champion Breitling Wingwalkers Finnish Defence Forces display team Midnight Hawks For the first time in Italy, Saudi Hawks Their support C-130 Royal Jordanian Falcons Turkish Stars Spanish Air Force display team Patrulla Aguila Patrouille de France Their support Transall C-160 Polish Air Force's Team Iskra Belgian Air Component display team Red Devils WeFly! Team, an ultralight display team flown by disabled pilots HH-212 for aerial footage KC-767 C-130J-30 Legend Formation, composed by almost every Italian Air Force trainer since WW2: North American T-6 Texan, Fiat G.59, Aermacchi MB.326, MB.339A, MB.339CD and M.346 AW149 HH-101 Caesar, SpecOps version of the AW101 M.346 A flight of Typhoon with tails dedicated to top scoring WW1 Italian Ace Francesco Baracca A replica of Francesco Baracca's Spad XIII. Does the prancing horse drawing on its fuselage look familiar to you? It was Baracca's personal symbol, and after his death the Baracca family donated the symbol to a young Enzo Ferrari, telling him "Put this symbol on your racing cars. It will bring you luck". The only change was the tail, moved to upright position. F-2000 Typhoon Inflight refueling demo between KC-130J and HH-101... ...and between KC-767 and Tornado with AMX Frecce Tricolori, which sported a slightly revised livery to celebrate the anniversary. The new figure, the "Scintilla Tricolore" ("3-coloured spark"). That's all, thanks for watching :)
  2. 2 fly-ins in 2 days

    Yes ;)
  3. 2 fly-ins in 2 days

    During the 27/28 june weekend, I had the chance to attend 2 fly-ins in 2 days. The first one is the Oris Fly-In 2015, organized by the Swiss watchmaking company Oris on the former Swiss military airport of Ambri. Fliegermuseum Altenrhein's Hunter trainers Patrouille Suisse ...and their support plane Antonov An-2 You can never have too many Antonov An-2s! Dewoitine D.26 P3 Flyers PC-7 Ubiquitous yellow Piper Cubs Aerobatic planes Yakovlev Yak-52 Other interesting historical planes 2 delta-canard general aviation planes Visitors' apron The second one is Historical Aircraft Group Italy's yearly airshow, the FlyParty, on a small airfield near Padua, Italy. Cessna 310 Cessna O-1 Bird Dog Fiat G.46 Stelio Frati Pylon Race T-6 Texan Simulated dogfight between a replica of Manfred von Richtofen's Fokker Dr.I... ...and a Tiger Moth, which is easily "shot down" Stearman Aermacchi MB.308 Stinson L-5 Sentinel Boredom Fighters Team Loehle 5151 Mustang The only 2 airworthy historical jets in Italy, MB.326 and Jet Provost belonging to the Volafenice flying museum 2 generations of Aermacchi trainers flying side by side Belgian Air Force display team "Red Devils", for the first time in Italy
  4. Se ancora qualcuno.......

    Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti!
  5. Steadfast Noon 2014

    This week, Ghedi air base hosted the Steadfast Noon 2014 exercise. The objective of Steadfast Noon exercises is to train NATO crews in loading, unloading and employing the euphemistically called "special weapons". Italian Air Force 6° Stormo's Tornado IDS, based here in Ghedi German Luftwaffe Tornado IDS Polish Air Force F-16 The Turkish Air Force flew both a single-seat F-16... ...and a two-seat one: USAF F-16, based in Aviano Dutch Air Force F-16 Tiger Meet drop tanks Belgian Air Component F-16 Learjet 35 used by a German civilian company as an electronic warfare threat simulator (notice the ECM pods loaded under its wings)
  6. The FlyParty is a small airshow organized every year by the Historical Aircraft Group, an Italian association for historic aircraft restorers, pilots, owners or simply enthusiasts. This year it was held on Montagnana airfield, a small airfield a one hour's drive from Venice. Obviously, it is nothing like Duxford or La Ferté-Alais, but it is one of the few chances to see airworthy historical aircraft in Italy :) This Waco UIC will SURELY attract your attention :) It is a Pearl Harbour survivor: it was flying over Hawaii when the IJN airplanes attacked, and it was attacked itself by 2 fighters. Stearman T-6 Texan This is a Piaggio P.166, an evolution of the amphibian general aviation plane P.136. Stelio Frati Pylon Race, a race dedicated to the airplanes designed by engineer Stelio Frati. Frati used to design some of the best-looking general aviation planes ever built, and their high performances made them the Ferrari of the air! This is a Procaer F.15 Picchio. Frati's most famous plane is the SIAI-Marchetti SF.260. The Boredom Fighters Team flies 2 Wolf W-11 Boredom Fighters homebuilt biplanes. The HAG President flies this beautiful Macchi MB.308. The MB.308, nicknamed Macchino ("Little Macchi"), was the first airplane built in Italy after World War 2. This particular plane was flown by Industria Cortometraggi Milano ("Milan Short Film Company", INCOM for short, and this explains the registration), which used this plane to take aerial footage for the newsreel La settimana INCOM ("INCOM Weekly"). The MB.308, one Stearman and the Boredom Fighter Team flew this "Missing Man" formation in memoriam of the 4 Italian Air Force officers who lost their life on 19 august 2014 in the crash of their 2 Tornados. Stampe et Vertongen SV.4 Cessna O-1E Bird Dog in the livery it wore when it was used as an observation and liaison plane by the Italian Army. In Italy it is possible to see lots of airworthy Stinson L-5 Sentinel. Used by the USAAF during the liberation of Italy in WW2, they were deemed too expensive to be brought back in the USA after the war, and they were donated to the Italian Air Force. The Italian Air Force then gave them for free to various gliding clubs as towing planes, where some of them are still used. This strange flying... thing is the AeroGallo ("Air Rooster"), a one-of-a-kind homebuilt ultralight. It even has speakers on the outside to make the rooster's cry, and when its display ends the livery designer goes near the runway with a giant fake hunting rifle to "shoot" him down! Oh, and the pilot flies it dressed like a chicken! Cessna 310, Tom & Jerry special livery ERCO Ercoupe Formation with acro glider champion Luca Bertossio, his tow plane and the Blue Voltige display duo, flying Fournier motorgliders. Loehle 5151, a scaled-down replica of a P-51 Mustang. A Yakovlev Yak-9 replica with an Allison engine. The only 2 airworthy historic jets in Italy, an Aermacchi MB.326E and an Hunting Jet Provost, both of them owned, restored and flown (well, not at the same time like in this picture! :) ) by Renzo Catellani, who also owns the Bird Dog which I showed some photos ago.
  7. Thank you everybody I had to make a correction though... As the owner himself told me, the Blériot XI is not a replica, it's an original plane!
  8. EKW C-3603, a ground attack aircraft developed in Switzerland during World War 2 After WW2, some C-3603 were reengined with turboprops and used as target tugs, becoming the C-3605 Schlepp. Due to the higher thrust-to-weight ratio of turboprop engines, the nose had to be lenghtened in order to maintain the position of the center of gravity. Super Puma F-18 Hornet P3 Flyers This Super Puma was used for air-to-air shots. Notice the camera mounted on the outside. Taking photos of the crowd! Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard De Havilland Vampire Hawker Hunter (ugly livery! :( ) PC-7 Team (which celebrated its 25th Anniversary) Patrouille Suisse (which celebrated its 50th Anniversary) performing a fly-by with a Swiss International Airlines A330 and performing together with the PC-7 Team. Special air ballet for the 100th Anniversary! The ballet was opened by an original Blériot XI! As the Blériot was landing, the Scout Paratroopers descended with the Swiss Flag. The first legacy pass: an F-18 in formation with a Morane-Saulnier MS.406. During the rehearsal day, this pass was performed with a P-51 Mustang in place of the Morane-Saulnier. The only airworthy Dassault Mirage III in Europe and an Hawker Hunter take off for the second legacy pass. In the second legacy pass there are a De Havilland Vampire, the Mirage, the Hunter and a Northrop F-5 Tiger. The Tiger is a two-seater, which are getting rarer and rarer in Switzerland. The third legacy pass shows the Swiss Air Force's helicopters and a Pilatus PC-6 (looks like it can be compared to an helicopter due to its STOL capabilities!) The Super Puma wears a special livery for the 4th Transport Wing's 50th Anniversary (another round anniversary?!? Are they made on purpose?!?) Alouette II Alouette III The fourth legacy pass shows the past of training in the Swiss Air Force, with a Bucker Jungmann, a Pilatus P-3 and a Pilatus P-2. Pilatus P-2 The fifth and last legacy pass shows the present of training, with Pilatus PC-7, PC-9 and PC-21. And finally, the special color Hornet and Super Puma flying together. That's all, thank you for watching!
  9. Polish Air Force Su-22 Fitter Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum Czech Air Force Mi-24 Hind Tiger Meet livery Czech Air Force SAAB JAS 39 Gripen Belgian Air Component F-16 Falcon French Light Army Aviation Eurocopter Tigre French Air Force's Ramex Delta display duo, flying two Dassault Mirage 2000N nuclear strike bombers. Patrouille de France! Croatian Air Force display team Krila Oluje ("Wings of Storm"), flying Pilatus PC-9 trainers. Croatian Air Force Mi-8 Hip Finnish Air Force display team Midnight Hawks Patrulla Aguila. Pilatus PC-9
  10. Here are the photos I took at Payerne Air Base, in Switzerland, for the Swiss Air Force 100th Anniversary airshow. The airshow is split on 2 weekends (30-31 August, 6-7 September), I could attend only the first one. Red Bull: P-38 Lightning F4U Corsair B-25 Mitchell MBB Bo-105 aerobatic helicopter (aerobatic maneuvers were too far from the public) Breitling: Breitling Jet Team Breitling Wingwalkers Lockheed Super Constellation Douglas DC-3 Classic Formation with a Douglas DC-3 and two Beech 18s. Junkers Ju-52 A-1 Skyraider Notice the sharkmouth on the nose of the drop tank! Yakovlev Yak-3. P-51 Mustang. Comte AC-4, a two-seater training and sport aircraft built by Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte. OV-10 Bronco Much to our surprise, the Royal Canadian Air Force sent 2 CF-18 Hornet for the static display. They were listed for this weekend, but they were later cancelled, so it was a great surprise to see 2 of them detach from their redeployment in Romania! Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS Austrian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon Austrian Air Force Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk
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    http://www.winrar.it/ Oppure, se vuoi un programma unico per aprire sia ZIP sia RAR: http://www.7-zip.org/
  12. Costa Concordia sets sail for home

    Unfortunately that's not correct... as far as I know, a diver lost his life while working around the wreck. I should have been near Genoa in the estimated day of arrival of the wreck, I wanted to go near the port just to see the wreck arrival, but I won't able to due to various reasons.
  13. Contiamoci!

    Ogni tanto un giretto qui me lo faccio pure io
  14. Sci Fi Space Ships (all I think)

    Both the Sathanas and the GTVA Colossus are about 6000 m long. (another FreeSpace fan? I tought we were a rare breed!)
  15. This week-end the 75th anniversary of Locarno Swiss mixed-general aviation and military airport was celebrated with an airshow which involved many warbirds and some Swiss Air Force assets. Classic Formation, with a DC-3 and 2 Beech 18s Swiss Bucker Team EC-635 SAR demo Super Puma fast-rope insertion and quick extraction Yves "JetMan" Rossy Fliegermuseum Altenrhein's de Havilland Vampire and Hawker Hunter PC-6 Turbo Porter parachuting a recon team Breitling Jet Team Junkers Ju-52 with 17 parachutists on board. 3 of them carried the Swiss flag, the Canton Ticino flag (Canton Ticino is the Swiss canton which houses Locarno) and the Swiss Air Force flag. This Messerschmitt Bf.108 Taifun was personally used by the top Swiss general during WW2. It has been preserved in Dubendorf museum for some decade, and now it has been restored to airworthiness. Firefighting demo F+W C-3605 Schlepp target towing aircraft. Like the PC-6, it was born with a piston engine, and then converted to turboprop. Since the turboprop engine is much more light than the piston counterpart, the nose has been lengthened in order to maintain the position of the center of gravity. PC-9 performing a target towing demo Woodcutting demo Pilatus' military aircraft production Super Puma Swiss Air Force Morane-Saulnier MS-412 North American P-51 Mustang Hispano Buchon 2-seater Spitfire REGA (Swiss Air Rescue) A109 Patrouille Suisse There was a small static display too, but the aircraft were too close together. Fortunately, just before leaving, I was able to take a photo of this Grandjean replica while it was being moved back in the hangar.

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