26
Feb

My best period in I.A.F. (Col. Claudio Collenz)

This short story we received from Claudio Collenz a Colonel pilot (ret) of the Italian Air Force. The photo shows RF-104G MM6633 code 3-26.

This photo was made during my 2nd period in Villafranca AB, during the period from 1981 till 1988.
My 1st period was from 1971 till 1975, and always I have flown the F-104G.
In between from 1976 till 1981 I was I.P. on the Fiat G-91/T.

This photo remembers me to the period when I flew "Solo Display" for my 132°Sqn. FBA , very nice to remember this, especially for Pilots and Crews, we were one big family!!!
Now time is changing, but I hope for all Pilots here, looking at all photos, we are proud for what we've done, in all weather conditions and everywhere.
Thanks again STARFIGHTER, we'll never forget YOU!!!!

Name: Colonel Pilot(Ret.) Claudio "ICE" COLLENZ

2 Comments

  1. Filippo Culotta

    The brief and interesting history of the col. Claudio Collenz made me go back to the 1956 when in the 154th group of 6 ° Squadron based in Ghedi airport, then equipped with F-84F, was flying a marshal named Collenz, my dear friend with Zordani and Gilardoni also pilots very good; I believe that Claudio could be the son of my old dear friend.
    When the 154 ° group took the F-104G, even I have joined this great family that now, after all this time, still unites us.
    After the wonderful adventure of the “G” lasted ten years, I spent other nine years of my life with the F-104S in the 22 ° group of 51° Squadron based in Istrana.
    I warmly thank this website, now universally recognized, for the opportunity for us to be able to meet in this great family, daughter of a big aircraft that remained in the heart of all of us. (Filippo Culotta)

  2. Gene West

    I was part of a evaluating team DOON. Our job was to fly low level missions to a simulated target..The squadron pilots would take a 100 question bomb comanders exam and do a weapon inspection walk arround. I always enjoyed going to Italy and party with the squadron pilots..


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