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LIRP Pisa Airport RFE

Italy Division


09 February, 2019    16:00Z



IVAO LIRP Pisa Airport RFE special operations event

The purpose of this event is to simulate a real day of operations at this particular airport that accommodates both civilian and military traffic.

Pisa San Giusto is the most popular airport of Tuscany and the 10th most busiest airport in Italy. It hosts the 46th airlift brigade with C130J and C27J aircrafts plus 2 groups of “Police Service” Helicopters (Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza).

SpecialOps Pilots that want to participate need to consider of planning on...



Italy Division


05 May, 2019    18:00Z



IVAO vJOINTSTAR 2019 special operations event

Welcome to vJOINT STARS 2019!

Our main goal for VJOINT STARS 2019 exercise is to reproduce a complex scenario in order to work in conjuction with other Nations. During the exercice pilots will be able to choose their mission profile with a wide choice depending on their role. The main ops will be performed with Air Interdiction and SEAD missions for strike packages, Combat Air Patrol for fighters, Air to Air Refueling for tanker assets and Search and Rescue for Helicopters. All pilots ...



Italy Division


23 February, 2020    15:30Z



IVAO GRYPHON 2020 special operations event

Welcome to the GRYPHON2020 SAR Exercise!
The scope of this event is to perform a “joint” training with various helicopter and airplane assets with the aim of reaching a good level of performance between different “SAR agencies” and hopefully having fun doint it!

You can choose between 3 type of missions:

-Personnel evacuation;

-Logistic Transport (Helicopter);

-Logistic Transport (Cargo).


1530z B...



Italy Division


31 October, 2020    15:30Z



IVAO WHITE SHARK 2020 special operations event

Test your skill on making “Rendezvous Foxtrot” where tankers and receivers takeoff togheter from the same Airport and fly to the destination practicing en-route AAR.

On Arrival, perform the “Accompampanied Let Down Procedure” or the “Visual RUN-IN” and accomplish the mission.

It is an unique opportuanity to experience many procedures and techniques used by squadrons during their deployments.

Airports involved:


Italy Division


23 January, 2021    15:30Z

PAR and Navigation


IVAO WHITEWALL 2021 special operations event

Welcome to the WHITE WALL 2021 Exercise!

The main objective of this event is to perform a PAR approach and Low Level or Instrumental navigation training.

This is the first time for an international event where this kind of Approach method has been utilized.

• Take Off from LIPA Aviano AB
• Follow TWR/APP instructions to join your assigned route
• Perform the navigation training (low level or instrumental)
• Perfo...


Crystal Clear Water

Italy Division


27 March, 2021    15:30Z



IVAO Crystal Clear Water special operations event

The main objective of this event is to perform a complex simulation of a CLOSE AIR SUPPORT mission.

Be prepared to fly your jet through a series of tasks and briefings that will lead you to the final attack to the target. The Event is accompanied by a realistic scenario and two different operational zones (one to the west and one to the east Sardinia) have been assigned to carry out the event.

Takeoff and follow the ATC instructions untill your Control Point and wait for the &...


Frecce Tricolori 60th Anniversary Fly In

Italy Division


28 September, 2021    18:30Z

Fly In, Flying Demonstration


IVAO Frecce Tricolori 60th Anniversary Fly In special operations event

You have been invited by Italian Air Force to partecipate to the “Frecce Tricolori 60th anniversary airshow”.
The Frecce Tricolori (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfrettʃe trikoˈloːri]; literally "Tricolour Arrows"), is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force. Based at Rivolto Air Base, in province of Udine, it was created on 1 March 1961 as a permanent group for the training Air Force pilots in air acrobatics.
The Frecce Tricolori replaced unofficial...


Aviano AFB Real Operations

Italy Division


11 December, 2021    19:30Z



IVAO Aviano AFB Real Operations special operations event

The scope of this Event is to simulate a “normal” day of operations.

Aviano Air Base is a military airport in northeastern Italy, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It is located in the Aviano municipality, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city of Pordenone.

The Italian Air Force has ownership; it has also administrative and military control of the base. It hosts the U.S. Air Force's 31st Fighter Wing.

The 31st FW is the only U.S. fighte...


Gryphon 2022

Italy Division


19 November, 2022    14:30Z



IVAO Gryphon 2022 special operations event

Welcome to Gryphon 2022 SAR Exercise!

A Military Transport Aircraft involved in a low level activity south of Sicily has launched a Mayday for a major problem.
No further communications about their position and status are available since last call. The MRCC has started operations to organize a SAR mission in the area in order to find the Airplane and to rescue people aboard.

The main objective for this exercise is to perform a mission in a Search and Rescue environment. <...


Operation First Century

Italy Division


21 May, 2023    16:00Z

Flying Display


IVAO Operation First Century special operations event

The year 2023 is a special anniversary for the Italian Air Force, a year that marks the 100th year of its history.
Join us as we celebrate with a parade over the heart of the nation, Piazza del Popolo in Rome!

Depart from Pratica di Mare (LIRE), make your flyover of Piazza del Popolo, then fly a short route to return to the base.
You can participate either as a single aircraft or as a formation. Your aircraft can be a fighter or training jet, a transport aircraft, or an helicop...


Green Dome Summit

Italy Division


23 March, 2024    15:00Z

VIP Transport, CAP


IVAO Green Dome Summit special operations event

The World Summit on Green Energy has been organised to find common strategies for renewable energy and the future of the planet. The event will take place in the Italian capital, Rome.
To ensure the safety of the world leaders attending the event, we have set up a number of Temporary Segregated Areas which require CAPs to be enforced.
Come and have fun with us by flying a military VIP flight from a major European city to LIRF Rome Fiumicino, or sign up as a fighter jet to patrol the sk...


You may check archive data for SO events organised before 01 December 2018.

Virtual Fighter School Italian Air Force Virtual




IVAO Virtual Fighter School Italian Air Force Virtual special operations group

Our school is based on Italian Air Force syllabus.You will fly from 70th wing with Italian SF-260 till your operational squadron challenging yourself to obtain all qualifications of a military pilot. Our main operational squadrons are 155th Squadron of 6th Wing equipped with Tornado and IXth Squadron of 4th Wing equipped with Eurofighter, both are supported by their Operational Conversion Units respectively 102nd Squadron of 6th Wing and XXth Squadron of 4th Wing. All operations are also backed by our Common squadron with C130J KC767 and many others

The official IVAO Italy Special Operations Department promotional video:

Divisional Special Operations Order

Divisional Special Operations Order (SO Order) is a mechanism by which information of a lasting and mandatory character relating to SO matters of a particular IVAO division is made available to IVAO users. Compliance with divisional SO Order is mandatory when operating within the concerned division. SO Order is prepared by divisional authorities.

Refer to IVAO SO Regulations for network SO rules.

Divisional SO Order (Effective 09 June, 2022)

IVAO Special Operations flights