May 2023, Year XV, n. 5
The Flying Aces Turn 100
Telos: One hundred years of history within history. What milestones in your past would you like to recall?
Luca Goretti: From 1923 to the present, the men, the planes, the organisation have all changed, but the spirit inspiring and guiding the men and women who don the light blue Air Force uniform has remained the same. In these 100 years we have operated with the utmost commitment, dedication and passion, always offering our invaluable skills to the community and the Institutions, which is what has made us what we are today: a dynamic Armed Force that is useful to the Country and has a strong propensity for technological innovation.
In my opinion, two salient moments, among the many that characterise our past and orient our future, could be Operation Desert Storm and the delivery of the first F35 ...more
Our May guest for PRIMOPIANOSCALAc truly is a guest of honour: Air Squadron General Luca Goretti, Chief of Staff for the Italian Air Force. The Blue Troops! This year they celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Air Force and we have borrowed some of the words General Goretti shared during the celebration, attended by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and highest representatives of the government and of the Armed Forces.
“On 28 March 1923 the Royal Independent Air Force was born, with its own uniform, rank insignia and specialities.” On that occasion, Mattarella decorated the Air Force War Flag with the honorific Knight of the Military Order of Italy for its longstanding commitment to the “skies of Italy and the world” ...more