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Volafenice flying museum

Short visit to the Volafenice flying museum, founded by italian enterpreneur Renzo Catellani, based on Reggio Emilia airport.

The group became famous for restoring an Aermacchi MB.326E to airworthiness.

Rear cockpit

The group owns another airworthy jet, an Hunting Jet Provost T.3A.


Currently they are restoring an Aermacchi MB.326K, single seat attack version of the MB.326 for the export market. As far as I know, only 2 aircraft entered service with the Italian Air Force, both serving with the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Flight Test Wing) instead of operational wings.


They are currently rebuilding also a Piaggio P.148 trainer…

…and a Saiman 202, general aviation airplane built before WW2. During the visit only few ribs were visible.

In the “on hold” hangar there were another Piaggio P.148…


…and a Fiat G.91R light attack plane.

The group owns also a CAP 10 aerobatic plane…


… and a Cessna L-19 Bird Dog liaison plane which flew with the Italian Army: