Aermacchi MB-326 flies again in Italy

MB-326K No 6574 (Photo Aldo Bidini (GNU FDL))

An Aermacchi MB-326K (construction number 6574, registered I-MBCK) flew again on 26 September 2019 in Reggio Emilia near Bologna, Italy.

The aircraft was built in the mid 1970s and was intended for the Zairian air force. The aircraft was never delivered due to financial troubles in Zaire and no other owner was ever found, the aircraft thus ending as a gate guard for many years. Retired Italian Air Force officer Cdr. Maurizio Lodovisi, one of the pilots with the most time in the MB-326, was at the controls for the first flight.

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