Tag Archive: 50th anniversary

We often see photos from the airshows… But we seldom see the photos of a reason for airshows existence – the people! Here is a humble try to represent a part of the feeling among the crowds – and Italian ones being very specific. 


Most convinient transport across the vast expands of the public areas of the airfield. For a kid anyway 🙂

Italians second most worshiped thing behind the God, must be food. A reason powerful enough even to stop the flying display and take 1 hour of launch break.

Identity Crisis???

It is good to wear some head cover under the burning hot sun – add a few national coloured ribbons and you have a winner!

Italians are also famous for the love of cell phones – this guy was not lonely in his doing

Never question the Italian fashion! If an Italian wears a shirt with raised collar, then it must be fashionable. Period!

When it’s hot, Italians are not shy to strip their clothes off – and showing off their bodies to the female crowd…

Attending the airshow in Italy, it’s a family get together and a daily trip… with everything that makes them comfortable…

Tornado IDS

AMX International AMX

Eurofighter F-2000 Typhoon

Beside the rich display team schedule, there were also 6 solo displays of the Italian Air Force, flown by the pilots and the aircraft of Reparto Sperimentale Volo/ Italian flight test squadron.

Alenia Aermacchi Mb.339CD

Alenia Aermacchi M.346

Alenia Aermacchi/Lockheed Martin C-27J Spartan

Patrouille de France

Country: France

Type of aircraft: 8x Alpha Jet

Red Arrows

Country: United Kingdom

Type of aircraft: 9x BAe Hawk T.1

Patrulla Aguila (Eagle Patrol)

Country: Spain

Type of aircraft: 7x Casa C-101 Aviojet

Patrouille Suisse

Country: Switzerland

Type of aircraft: 6x F-5E Tiger II

Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force display team celebrated their 50th anniversary this year and invited a number of display teams to the anniversary airshow. A number of Italian solo displays were also shoed, most memorable being the Tornado and Eurofighter.

The show opened with the flyby of the Italian flag by an AB-212 utility helicopter.

Bialo-Czerwone Iskry (White-Red sparks)

Country: Poland

Type of aircraft: 7x TS-11 Iskra

Krila Oluje (Wings of Storm)

Country: Croatia

Type of aircraft: 6x Pilatus PC-9M

Royal Jordanian Falcons

Country: Jordania

Type of aircraft: 4x Extra E300