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Turin commemorates Carlo Montù

altOn Wednesday, April 15, Councillor Stephen Gallo, representing the City Mayor, Piero Fassino, inaugurated the garden between Via De Canal and Via San Remo (District 10, Mirafiori north) which was named in memory of Carlo Montù, founder (in 1908) and first President (until 1926) of the Aero Club Torino and President of CONI (and in that capacity creator in 1920 of the Italian national team for athletes), the Italian Football Federation, the Italian Fencing Federation and the Italian Rowing Federation.

 

Giancarlo Grinza does it again, winning the 43rd "City of Turin" Trophy

altA beautiful Sunday evening with prizes and drinks in an atmosphere of friendship and general merriment saw the conclusion of the 43rd City of Torino Trophy, begun over the Easter weekend and continued through the following weekend.

Read more: Giancarlo Grinza does it again, winning the 43rd "City of Turin" Trophy

   

The Aero Club Torino at Friedrichshafen 2015

altThe Aero Club Torino, together with DG-SKY will be at Stand 309, in Hall B4, at the "AERO 2015" Airshow which will take place from the 15th thru the 18th of April 2015 in Friedrichshafen (Germany).

This major European event, dedicated to General Aviation, now in its 23rd edition, will see the presence of our Aero Club along with a pool of the various industries based at the Torino-Aeritalia airport, highly motivated towards innovation and the development of wearable devices for "Pilots 3.0" seeking more control and more technology in flight.

Read more: The Aero Club Torino at Friedrichshafen 2015

   

20th group "Frecce Tricolori" of Turin

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The 20th group of the "Frecce Tricolori" of Turin, including its President Daniel Bressarelli, visited the Aero Club Torino as the first contact towards active cooperation in the organization of participatory events and promotion in our type of world.

55 people enjoyed a convivial lunch on Sunday, March 29 during which our situation was outlined. A visit round the airport took place after lunch, allowing our visitors to gain a first-hand view of our operational potential.

The foundations for a mutually-advantageous collaboration with regard to future events have thus been laid.

   

Sironi - New Italian Gliding Record

altOur heartiest compliments to Alberto Sironi.

Today he concluded a flight totalling 1217 Km during a 1000 km triangle in an Arcus: a new Italian record !!

The day was not an easy one due to significant turbulence.

The flight also confirmed the predictions by RASP of a very strong wave effect.

In the first photo, we see his rate of climb as 11.2 m/sec at 14:29 GMT just south of Aosta.

The second photo shows the wave effect forecast by RASP which Alberto benefitted from (14.00 GMT). The scale has a maximum of 11.75 m/sec., during which, at 14:29 Alberto achieved 11.2 m/ sec.

Alberto Sironi is a participant in our "City of Turin Trophy " gliding competition.

   

43rd "City of Turin" Gliding Trophy

altThe "City of Turin Trophy" officially began yesterday with the pre-race briefing, during which the President of the Aero Club Torino, Angelo Moriondo, briefly described the history of this trophy which has taken place, although not every year, since 1962 and whose first edition was won by the late Leonardo Brigliadori. He also mentioned that the Italian championships for the 15 m and 18 m standard classes, which will be held from 20 thru 28 June, were assigned to Turin since the city is the European Capital of Sport 2015.

The race director presented the theme of the opening race of about 200 km with 2 "area task" zones at Varallo Sesia and Pinerolo.

Read more: 43rd "City of Turin" Gliding Trophy

   

Week of takeoffs for young pilots

altRecently, an exceptional event has taken place as some of our youngest pilots have taken to the air. From the left Jacopo Biferari (24 years old - Instructor Demaria), Andrea Galliano (16 years and 9 months old - Instructor Menardi), Hermes Porega (17 years old - Instructor Menardi), Matthew Fadda (17 years and 6 months old - Instructor Menardi) and Mihail Rusu (18 years old - Instructor Demaria).

   

A 16 year-old takes to the air

altAndrea Galliano, 16 years and 9 months today, Saturday, March 14, 2015, made his first solo flight aboard the PA 28-140 I-FOGS following the thumbs up from his instructor Diego Menardi.

   

Around the world on solar energy

altThe FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) announced the departure of Solar Impulse 2 flown by the former fighter pilot André Borschberg who took off shortly after 4 am CET, Monday, March 4, 2015, from a military airport in Abu Dhabi, near the Strait of Hormuz, headed for Muscat, the capital of Oman.

The plane gradually ascended to 28,000 feet (8,500 metres), its four electric motors powered only by the dense rows of solar panels that cover the wings and fuselage, providing the energy .

After Oman, the journey will continue towards the east, touching India and China before beginning a long and dangerous Pacific crossing to Hawaii.

It is planned that in five months, Solar Impulse 2 will cover some 33,800 km in total, with several stops in which Borschberg will alternate as pilot with Bertrand Piccard, his companion in the adventure.

If all goes well, this will be the first manned circumnavigation of the globe with a plane that will have consumed not even one drop of gasoline.

Read more: Around the world on solar energy

   

Introductory flights

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The Aero Club Torino proposes INTRODUCTORY FLIGHTS to promote educational activities, in accordance with the recent promulgations by ENAC.

The flights will be conducted by instructors using PA 28-160 WARRIOR (4 place) aircraft, at the base price of € 39 per person, and on Tecnam P 2002 JF (2 place) aircraft.

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