Category Archives: SF.260

Siai Marchetti SF260

History: After being built in Italy in 1990, the aircraft was purchase by Frank Strickler (the US importer of Marchettis). The airplane flew to the USA in 1990 with a few other Marchettis. It was leased to the United States Air Force for evaluation for their Enhanced Flight Screening program. After testing and review, the… More

SIAI-Marchetti SF.260C flown by Dave Tan

History: The SIAI-Marchetti SF.260M military trainer was introduced in 1970 as an improved model of the original SF.260 designed by Stelio Frati. In the late 1970s an armed version, the SF.260W Warrior was introduced. It had provisions for two strong points to carry rocket or 7.62 mm FN machine gun pods. The C model was… More

Steve Leonard’s SIAI-Marchetti SF.260

Steve Leonard’s SIAI-Marchetti SF.260

History: Like most of the type in North America, this was imported new with a standard, civilian airworthiness certificate by Fox 51 Ltd, Denton TX. I am the second owner, since 1998. About 20% of SF.260s in North America, and most elsewhere in the world, were sold as military trainers, to the Italian, Belgian, Singaporean,… More