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Giancarlo Grinza makes it a hat-trick by winning the 44th "City of Turin"

altDespite the adverse weather which allowed only two trials (9 and 10 April) to take place from the scheduled six, the 44th City of Turin was contested by a strong field.

The victory went to the Torinese pluri-Italian champion Giancarlo Grinza, a member of our Aero Club, accompanied by co-pilot Pino Gulotta with a total of 1,572 points. The two aces repeated their success of the previous two years, and on the podium preceded the Tuscan Sandro Montemaggi (1,549 points) and Alfio Lavazza (1,525 points).

The first weekend (1, 2 and 3 April) was afflicted by rain, but the weather brightened up for the following next weekend, allowing the smooth running of two trials (respectively 200 and 300 km) on the basis of which the standings were established and the awards were made.

Thus ended the 44th "City of Turin" Trophy, which saw the participation of 16 gliders, mainly from northern Italy (including eight 2-seaters). The race cannot be homologated since the minimum of 3 trials did not take place, but it is still valid for the allocation of points for the IGC international rankings.

 

The "Certosa d'Oro" awarded to Angelo Moriondo

altThe Certosa d'Oro award, dedicated to the City of Collegno is assigned to the figures who, through their work, studies, research and activities have enhanced and brought honour to the City, in line with its history, traditions and culture. On the evening of Saturday, January 30, 2016 during the Festival of the City of Collegno, held at the Lavanderia a Vapore, the Mayor Francesco Casciano presented the award to our President for his outstanding commitment with dedication and passion to the management of the Aero Club Torino Aeritalia airport situated in Collegno. Guests of the evening (see photo) were the Hon. Umberto D'Ottavio (former mayor of Collegno now Member of Parliament), Silvana Accossato, (former mayor of Collegno now Regional Director), Gianna Pentenero (Regional Councillor for Work) and the astronaut Maurizio Cheli.

   

Centenary of the Torino-Aeritalia Airport

altJuly 10, 2016 will see the centenary inauguration for the Torino-Aeritalia Airport, among the "old" ones now operating in Italy and on which the most important part of the Italian Air Force was born and developed.

For a worthy celebration of this anniversary, the Aero Club Torino, which was founded in 1908 and since 1956 has managed the airport, has planned events spread over three days as described below:

  • Friday, July 1, 2016, a public concert in Piazza San Carlo in Turin;
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the airport, an exhibition of historic aircraft and vehicles, and the presentation of many avant-garde production situations in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, based in Piedmont;
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016, a big air show with the participation of the Frecce Tricolori PAN.

Here are the logos of those who have already granted their Patronage:

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Social Dinner 2015

altOn Wednesday, December 16th the traditional social dinner was held - an occasion for the exchange of greetings, with a large turnout of members and their families.

Among the guests were the Mayor of Collegno Francesco Casciano, the Regional Councillor for Sports Giovanni Ferraris, the Piedmont Regional Councillor Silvana Accossato, the Councillor for Sports of the municipality of Collegno Matthew Cavallone and representatives Giuseppe Russo and Paul Migliasso (ENAV ) and Antimo Bertolino (ENAC) with their respective spouses.

During the evening 10 "eagles" and 5 "gulls" to those who had achieved this milestone in 2015 for powered and glider flight.

Later in the evening, continuing the established tradition, there was an exchange of gifts.

   

Approval of the Estimated Budget 2016, and the appointment of an auditor

altThe General Members Meeting of November 25, 2015 approved, by a unanimous vote, the budget for the year 2016 that which shows an outlay of 1,235 million Euro is balanced by an equivalent coverage of revenues and membership fees.

Both the fees and the 2016 tariffs for essential services provided to the members will remain unchanged.

During the meeting, the President, Angelo Moriondo, summed up the social activity of 2015 and presented the initiatives already undertaken as well as those to be implemented that will culminate in the Centenary celebration of the airport planned in July 2016.

The meeting also proceeded to the election of an Auditor as replacement for the late Alberto Tanturri.

The outcome of the vote was as follows:

24 votes Domenico Luppino
13 votes Francesco Tolomeo
2 blank votes.
To the newly elected Domenico Luppino go congratulations and best wishes.

   

Experience Cult 2015

altThe Aero Club has become a partner of the new edition of Experience Cult, the initiative promoted for the fifth consecutive year by the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, which takes place from 12 October to 30 November 2015. A contest that promotes, through an on line quiz, the culture and the excellence of Piedmont.

Also this year, given the resounding success of last year, the first prize will be a "Week of Relaxation" with exclusive tours, personalized tours of Piedmont and tastings in the most beautiful Savoy residences.

For more infohttp://www.esperienzacult.it/

   

October 24 - 1500 children at the airport

altFor several years the Regina Margherita Hospital and the Onlus FO.R.MA have organized in mid-December an event attended by several thousand Santas, amply covered by the press and television.

This year FO.R.MA intends to organize a launch event and a competition among children, who will be asked to paint objects used to decorate a Christmas tree (balls, stars, balloons, etc.).

All children will receive an object to be decorated, and the winner will be announced on the occasion of the feast of Santas in December

This preparatory event to the feast of Santa Clauses will be held at the Aero Club on

Saturday, October 24 from 15.00 to 18.00

All primary school children in Turin and Collegno will be invited, so it the participation of about 1,500 people is expected.

The usual powered flight hangar used for events be made available to the F.O.R.MA organisation..

   

6th Edition of "In Flight for a Smile" at the Aero Club Torino

aero club torino - bimbi-volo

Today saw the repetition of the day dedicated to children of the Regina Margherita Children's Hospital of Turin and their parents, who experienced the thrill of flight thanks to members and instructors of the Aero Club Torino.

The day was organized with the patronage of the Department for Sport of the City of Turin and of the City of Collegno, in collaboration with Association for Rare Childish Illnesses, the “FORMA” Association and the Italian Parents Association.

37 flights were performed and 111 people including children and their parents were given a flight.

The day was organized with the sponsorship of Air BP, ALENIA, BANK OF ALBA, BORLA, EUROHEAT, FERRERO, FIAT-FCA, LAVAZZA, MACDONALD'S, QUERCETTI and REALE MUTUA.

The program was as follows:

09:30 to 10:00: Arrival at the airport of the children on board the Army coach made available by the Taurinense Alpine Brigade

10:00 to 13:00: Flights of 9 planes provided by volunteer members of the Aero Club Torino

13:00: lunch for the children

14-14.30: Entertainment by FLIC Circus School and Marco Berry

15:00: Consignment of certificates of flight to children with the participation of the Mayor of Collegno. Dr. Francesco Casciano and the representatives of the Regional Council Dr. Silvana Accossato.

   

I-PELO goes back to fly!

altAfter some 9 years of hard work and lots of money, the Stamp SV4 biplane, I-PELO, owned by Daniele Zecchin and Oscar Bernardi finally set off down the runway and took to the air.

The initial test flight took place on the afternoon of Thursday, July 16, 2015.

   

UFO at the Torino - Aeritalia airport

altThe usual "Martians "had decided to let us find an artistic geometrical figure one bright morning in the cornfield just beyond the head of Runway 10L.

Needless to say, the event attracted the interest of "La Stampa" and a number of local newspapers.

Apparently the Martians have been identified in the area of Collegno and it seems they have granted an exclusive to some national weeky magazines, so we expect to hear soon concerning the identity of the creators and the methods of construction they employed.

   

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