The translations are at the end of the article. If you know someone who will translate this for us please have them do so and e.mail me the translations.

The cover of the magazine.

For this picture we have inverted the video. For the documentation there were Italian and Japanese technicians. Thirty people equipped with advanced cameras and sound devices recorded the Alpi Eagles during their last performance. There were numerous problems the most difficult being the yellow in the sky. For this picture the camera was secured on the wing to capture the plane in full flight. You can see the camera on the wing tip if you look real hard in the picture insert. It is just below the fuel tank fairing.

This was an adventure that lasted 10 years. It was a lot of work and some play.

Here you have the SF260 under a microscope. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Some translations

Cover
VOLARE: means "To fly or flying."
The history, the technique, the people and the planes of the most famous civil aerobatic group of the world. April, 1992.

1.This special issue of Volare comes with a video made from the inside and the outside of the SF260. It is made to document the last flight of this aerobatic team as it flies through the Alps in Switzerland.

2. We have inverted the video.
For the documentation there were Italian and Japanese technicians. Thirty people equipped with advanced cameras and sound devices recorded the Alpi Eagles during their last performance. There were numerous problems the most difficult being the yellow in the sky. For this picture the camera was secured on the wing to capture the plane in full flight.

7. An adventure that lasted 10 years. For work and play.

11. A small mustang appreciated by many private pilots and the military all over the world. This SF260 is especially suitable for the Alpi Eagles team.

13. The SF260 under the microscope.

14. An SF260 specialist does a pre flight inspection. This extra small wing is for stabilization during flight.

15. The Eagles make another formation requiring exact flight skills. On this page the maneuvers are named but the technique is not explained.

18. The Swarm. He comes out from the bottom of the loop.

19. Entheusastic people armed with cameras and incredible patience. Thousands of people have followed the performance of their aerobatics. The Alpi Eagles fly over the stadium at Verona.

22-23 They estimate the number of gallons of fuel burned over the 10 years of exhibition. During the 10 years there was a combined 8,000 hours of flying for performance and 99,000 litres of petrol used in 11 nations over two continents.

24. The President of the Alpi Eagles, a lawyer.

This translation was done by a Dermatologist sitting next to me on the plane ride home from Zurich to Atlanta. He did the translations before take off. As you might suspect, he exhausted his entheusiasm very quickly.