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Visits to the airport

 

altOn Thursday 16th of October, the children of the fourth grade Section B of the Aurora School of Turin came to visit us.

The aspiring pilots were given an idea of our activities, taken to see the SAR helicopter site afollowed by a close look at our gliders, before ending the morning with a picnic lunch at the gliding section.

 

Renewal of the agreement with the Turin Polytechnic

On Thursday, September 4, 2014 we renewed our five-year agreement with the Turin Polytechnic regarding our mutual cooperation in aviation industry research activities in the broadest sense (e.g. airport systems, flight operations, flight testing, flight simulation , experimentation and tuition regarding Remotely Piloted Air Vehicles (RPAV), control systems and computers and other related applications and research in innovative and unconventional contexts).

Read more: Renewal of the agreement with the Turin Polytechnic

   

20th September 2014 - In flight for a smile

 

altOn Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Turin Aero Club organized their 5th annual event aimed at offering the pleasure of flight to the patients of the Regina Margherita Children's Hospital inTurin.

Instrumental in the success of the event was the collaboration of the Regina Margherita Hospital's three non-profit organizations: Foundation for Rare Childhood Diseases (FMRI), Regina Margherita Foundation (FORM) and the Italian Parents Union (UGI), with the support of the authorities of the Cities of Turin and Collegno and the following sponsors:

Read more: 20th September 2014 - In flight for a smile

   

Raid 2014 in Sicily (Magna Grecia)

 

altThis year, for a variety of reasons, mainly work and unavoidable other commitments, only 9 aircraft and 21 people (compared to the 15 aircraft and 38 people originally forecast) participated in the raid between the 5th and the 9th of July 2014 which had eastern Sicily as its goal.

The participants were rewarded by four days of excellent weather, and all crews completed the flights without any difficulties.

Read more: Raid 2014 in Sicily (Magna Grecia)

   

Promotional Video

 

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The shooting of the scenes for the promotional video commissioned by the Aero Club from RA Studios of Turin has finally ended.

The 3 ½ minute video was shot under the supervision and direction of Andrea Trombetta and Richard Covino with photographic services by Peter Bongiovanni.

A 20-second spot was also made. This will be screened in two of the halls at the Lingotto cinema at the end of each show, during the months of August, September and October, for a total of about 1000 showings.

The video can be seen on YouTube via the following link:

 

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBxMgKAiGS4.

 link delle foto

   

Gaetano Di Modica (Tani)

altDuring the night of 9th – 10th July 2014, at the age of 91, Gaetano di Modica, known to all of us simply as "Tani", set off on his final flight to a better place.

A Member of the Aero Club for over 60 years, he was a Board Member in the 60s during Giovanni Agnelli's Presidency, later holding the office of Vice-President from 1986 to 1990 during the Presidency of Edoardo Agnelli.

During the 1970s and 80s he was the Director of the Gliding School.

 

Read more: Gaetano Di Modica (Tani)

   

Flight day for Collegno youngsters

 

altOnce again this year, on Saturday 21st of June 2014, in collaboration with the Department of "quality of life" of the City of Collegno, a day devoted to flight for young people of the "pass 15-21" of the Collegno high schools took place at the airport.

After a briefing in the briefing room by Cmdte. Di Bari some 40 youngsters were given flights thanks to voluntary contributions by a number of members: Carlo Filippo Brignone, Dario Deledda, Gian Piero Grandi, Angelo Moriondo, Paulo Pari, Angelo Regio, Andrea Reviglio. Francesco Rondilone, Marco Tosco, Alberto Uga, Silvano Vallino Costassa.

 

Photogallery Voli ragazzi di Collegno

   

Lufthansa chooses Torino-Aeritalia Airport

 

altOn Saturday 14th of June 2014, the Prodea Group SpA organized an event at the Aero Club for the LUFTHANSA "VIP customers" (about 40 people) for an unforgettable experience.

Guests were able to experience the thrill of gliding through the availability of our members: Andrea Balzi, Riccardo Di Bari, Dario Francese, Luigi Giardino, Franco Giustetto, Eligio Martinetto and Silvio Siriotto.

For the Lufthansa customers the day continued with a wine tasting and lunch served in the hangar, appropriately decorated for the occasion.

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Photogallery Evento Lufthansa

   

800 youngsters at the Toga Party

 

altOn Saturday 7th of June 2014, following a request from the Toga Party People Cultural Association, our Airport became the site of the Toga Airlines fancy dress party.

Our hangars were completely transformed for the occasion, being turned into a nightclub and a photo studio. The roughly 800 participants were all dressed in an aviation theme.

The event, which began about 10 pm and continued until 4 in the morning, was a complete success without any problems and to the satisfaction of all thanks to a thorough and flawless security service.

The event was reported by radio and newspapers.

 

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Photogallery Toga Party

   

Turin Book Fair 2014

 

altThis year, the Aero Club Torino participated in the Turin Book Fair, which took place between the 8th and the 12th of May.

For the Aero Club, this was a novel way to promote business and present a number of books on aeronautic subjects, particularly those published by Logisma of Florence.

On Monday, 12th of May, before a large audience, the Ministry of Defence stand was the setting for the presentation of the new book on Francesco Brach Papa written by Paulo Gariglio, Marco Papa and Massimiliano De Antoni.

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