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Old 10-13-2014, 04:22 AM
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Default World War Italian ACE, two birthdays and an Airport Open Day

Yesterday, here in Italy we had a special Sunday.

We organized an Airport open day in honor of our ACE Cap. Francesco Volpi, born in 1914. Today, october 13, he's turning 100 years old and he's good, fitted and 'in flight' condition. In fact he did, as Pilot in Command, a flyby in a Caproni CA.100 replica where he earned his wings in 1935.



RV related ? Of course. They asked me to be part of the event with young eagles program, little of smoke and other common Experimental airport bum activities.





For me it's really special because my birthday is today (october,13) together with Capt. Volpi, he's 100 and I'm 50 !



With my favorite hat I was wearing my favorite long sleeve T-shirt: '1964 Warbird' with a phrase on the right leg 'Keep 'em flying'

Of course my bride was with me
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:58 AM
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Congratulations Luke, looks like it was a great day.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:37 AM
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Happy Birthday to both of you ! 100 / 50 !
Also I Really liked your RV-8 color and paint scheme ! Great job !
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:03 AM
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Happy Birthday to you both! Always love to see your pictures and read your stories from Italia!
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:04 AM
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Wow, what a memorable birthday! The stories Cap. Volpi could tell...
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Hey Luca. Nice pictures, look like you had a great day. Happy 50th.
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I hope I look that good at 100.
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