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About Giancarlo Riolfo
As a boy Giancarlo Riolfo’s dream was to become an astronaut. Unfortunately the requirements were too high: 20/20 eyesight, a PhD and thousands hours at the controls of a supersonic fighter. Living in Italy did not help in an era when you had to be Russian or American. Withdrawn from the idea of becoming an astronaut and being too lazy to do a serious job, Giancarlo choose to be a journalist. For more than 30 years he wrote about cars, but he never lost his interest for spaceflight, working on this subject for Italian newspapers. He writes also for the leading Italian aviation magazines “Volare” and “VFR Aviation.” Giancarlo flies a light aircraft, but he loves to jump in old warbirds’ cockpits every time he can.
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