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Airshow Report : 2014 SoliDali Airshow

Airshow Report : 2014 SoliDali Airshow

By Gabriele Lanzo. At the end of every August in Italy, at an airfield near Nervesa della Battaglia, the world stops for the air show organized by the Team Solidali, and so it was over the weekend of August 30th/31st. The 2014 edition was very interesting both for pilots and planes, and also for public participation. After first stepping foot onto Nervesa[Read More…]

Caproni Ca.3 Variant, Ca.36 bomber in the collection of the National Museum of the US Air Force. 
(Image Credit: USAF)

Jonathan Collection Caproni Ca.3 Airworthy Replica Project Well Underway

In a project that began in 2009, Giancarlo Zanardo’s Jonathan Collection has taken on its most ambitious project to date, the recreation of an airworthy Caproni Ca.3. Already boasting a collection of notable warbirds with a particular focus on WWI, Zanardo seeks to invigorate interest in Italians in the rich aviation history of their country by returning to the sky,[Read More…]

Jonathan Collection planes and their period-correct hangar.
(Image Credit: Massimo Baldassini / Biplani sul Piave)

The Jonathan Collection Brings WWI Reenactment to Italy

Garbiele Lanzo Reports: We had the opportunity to visit the Jonathan Collection in the province of Treviso, in the northeast of Italy, at the private airstrip that the Jonathan Collection Foundation calls home. The foundation, founded and run by famed aviator Giancarlo Zanardo is tasked with educating the public of Italy about their country’s long and storied history in aviation,[Read More…]