Finally the first post-pandemic edition of the Historical Aircraft Group (HAG) yearly fly-in, held in 25th and 26th June in Bagnoli di Sopra airfield near Padua, home of HAG itself.
The show was opened with a Viet Nam War memorial by Andrea Rossetto flying his Bird Dog “Mekong Mauler”.
Probably the most unusual visitor was a new entry in the HAG fleet, a Soko G-2A Galeb jet trainer. This is the first jet to ever land in this grass airfield!
Two historical visitors from Aero Club Milano.
Piper J-3 Cub
The first of the 2 Pitts Special which flew during the day, flown by Maurizio Costa.
Formation with a Piaggio P-149…
…and 2 F.8 Falco
Yak-52 take-off and low pass:
Fiat G.46, post-WW2 trainer and one of the first planes built in Italy after WW2:
Another Pitts, this time flown by Francesco Fullin:
Corby Starlet flown by Giuliano Ignoto:
New entry in the HAG fleet: 1942-built Waco UPF-7
Finally I managed to take a photo of an F14!
Ok, it is not the naval fighter made famous by an ’80s blockbuster, but a rare Aviamilano F14 Nibbio, designed by Stelio Frati . Only 10 were built, and only 2 (including this one) are still airworthy.
The Mekong Mauler takes off in formation with the Boredom Fighters Team for a closing salute