Exercise Grifone 2022

From 13th to 17th June San Damiano airport, a former Tornado base near Piacenza, Italy, hosted SAR exercise Grifone 2022.

The Italian Air Force used a HH-139…

…and 2 TH-500. A SIAI U-208 liaison plane flew from Milan Linate.

The Italian Army Aviation flew with a venerable UH-205:

The Vigili del Fuoco, the national firefighting and rescue service, flew with a AW139:

The Italian Navy with a EH-101:

The State Police with a AB-212:

The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie corps, flew with a AW139:

The Guardia di Finanza, the national custom service, flew with a PH-139…

…and a UH-169:

The only foreign participant was the Spanish Air Force, with a NH-90 and a CASA CN235 (too distant for photos):

The local gate guardian, an F-104 Starfighter:

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