Stargazer2006 said:Unknown to me until now, the Caproni C.22J:
Nico said:Dear All,
How can I resist from showing-off? Yes, I know I'm a lucky man... the guy on the left seat in the picture of the Caproni Vizzola (then SIAI-Marchetti, then Agusta) C.22J Caproncino (later named Ventura) it's me, driving that delightful little plane. In another photo I'm starting a loop above an islet off my hometown, and in another I'm diving above my home at more than 260 knots. According to the test pilot Paolo Barberis (on the right seat) Capronicino can reach in a dive 325 knots and can pull 7 g (I tried 5 only).
Was a real pity that the programme was abandoned due to some problems in certification of the electrical system (but, in my opinion, also to avoid fratricide competition with SF-260...
Can't blame you! I too would be proud if I had flown in such an elegant and rare prototype!Nico said:Dear All,
How can I resist from showing-off?
Ah... if looks alone could get an aircraft to work commercially, there'd be plenty more aircraft types in the sky!royalistflyer said:I immediately fell in love with it. But my opinion wasn't enough.