22-Oct-2012 Source: HeliHub.com
Last Wednesday, the Italian Air Force flew one of its VIP SH-3D helicopters to the Air Forc Museum at at Vigna di Valle. Serialled MM80973, the helicopter has been operated by the 31° Stormo unit since it was acquired in 1976. The helicopter amassed 13,000 hours, and has flown many Italian VIPs as well as foreign rulers and royal family members.
After a short inhibiting program – removing fuels, oils etc – the helicopter will be put on display to the public.
We would like to thank Damiano Gualdoni for the photo, which remains his copyright
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com