Base aerea di Gioia del Colle
View of Gioia del Colle.
|Owner||Aeronautica Militare Italiana|
|City||Gioia del Colle, Bari, Italy|
Base aerea di Gioia del Colle (ICAO: LIBV) is an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) base located in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy, located approximately 4 km south-southeast of Gioia del Colle and hosts the 36° Stormo Caccia.
The base of Gioia del Colle assumes his role of airport in 1915, during the World War I. Initially it was a small-sized field intended to shelter aircrafts in the few hangars. In 1917 the airport became the seat of an "Aviation Battalion" and, later, was also used as a school aviators. During World War II the air base was captured by the British Army in October 1943 and used by the United States Army Air Force. It was known as Gioia del Colle Airfield by the Americans. Nowadays, the base is an Italian military facility, home of the 36° Stormo, flying the Eurofighter Typhoon, that replaced between 2007 and 2008 the Panavia Tornado IDS/ADV and the Aermacchi MB-339CD. If necessary, the base is able to host personnel and aircraft of both the Italian Air Force, as well as other nations in NATO.
(The following table takes into account some frequencies available only in the current development version.)
|GIO||328,||143.0 deg,||2.4 NM|
At the end of July 2014, J Maverick 16 proposed on the FlightGear Italia forum to choose an airport that would become the "home" of its members, just like FGUK's airport (EGOD). After months of discussions and a Google+ survey, this airport was chosen by almost everyone. Nowadays, some members are contributing in the development of layout and buildings.
Virtual air forces
36° Stormo Virtuale "Con l'Ala Tesa a Gloria o Morte"
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Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale Virtuale "Frecce Tricolori"
The Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale virtuale (PANV, virtual aerobatic team in English) uses the Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft and performs acrobatic flights which can only be accessed by some FGIT's members on the forum. ...