SPOTTER POINT “ISTRANA AFB”
Istrana airport is home of the 51° WING from the Italian air force. The wing consists of three flight groups:
|132° Squadron hunting bombers who work on aircraft AMX;|
|103° Squadron hunting bombers who work on aircraft AMX;|
|101° Squadron O.C.U. training working on aircraft AMX-T.|
|These Units got very heavy activities in spring season when the training of the groups intensifies. Sorties goes up morning and sometimes until late in the evening .
There are 2 major spotting location for this base marked as A and B respectively. Location A mainly is good for photographing landings and point B is good for departure.
Typical photograph of arriving aircraft in Spotting Location A
Spotting Location B
Typical photograph of landing aircraft in Spotting Location B
Article and Pictures by Salvatore Roccella