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On August 9, 1918. Gabriele D'Annunzio flew to Vienna
Rome, Italy - It was planned already from time immemorial, but technical problem delayed its implementation
Today it is the 99th anniversary of the historical flight performed by Gabriele D'Annunzio to Vienna. The flight was planned already from time immemorial, but delayed implementation due to the technical problem (in particular range). Also the Italian command was restived to support operation, as long as provided a Caproni CA-3 airplane to test the flight of 1000 km that D'Annunzio wanted to try....
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