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Glider Racing in August

 

 

altDuring the month of August, glider races were held at Bailleau in France and at Rieti.

Pilots from Turin participated in both competitions, in some cases with excellent results.

For details, information and results see  Blog volo a vela.

 

Meeting with ESCP students

 

Saturday, September 1 students of ESCP Europe MBA courses came to meet in our premises.

After a business game in our hangar, the students learned about our airport and our activities, and esxperienced a flight with our FIs.

We hope tio see soon someone of them back to get a flight licence. 

   

Meeeting with ENAV for CTR West update

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Thursday, July 27, forwarded by Antimo Bertolino (NAAV LIMA), there was a meeting with ENAV CAAV deputies (Mr. Santospirito, Bergero, Bonelli, Migliasso) in order to evaluate likelihood of a new definition of vertical and horizontal limits of LIMF CTR, in the area West of LIMA. Such changes should allow gliders to reach with more ease the mountain area, without contacting Torino App.

After a convivial lunch, the meeting gave good results, thank to the positive approach by ENAV personnel. There will be further meetings, to verify in detail the operations to be implemented, probably before end of this year.

   

Cessna 172 I-CCAH comes back to work

After a long and painful gestation, today Cessna 172 I-CCAH made his first certification flight..
The aircraft was made good for 0 flight time both as airframe and powerplant, and after the approval of ENAC will be available from Saturday 14th to the Members for check flights.
The hourly rate (instructor excluded) is € 209,40 , corresponding to € 3,49 per minute.
Remember that is always valid for all aircraft a promotion promotion on the basis of which the Member who anticipates € 2,000 in flight account will be credited for € 2.100.


   

Inauguration of the bridge over Dora river

 

Friday, July 6, 2012, with the presence of provincial and local authorities, a new bridge on Dorqa river was opened, connecting Corso Marche with Tangenziale Nord.
Turin Aero Club has contributed to the event with repeated passes of tjhe mytical TORO patrol, that has exhibited notwithstanding the strong storm hitting the area.

   

ENAV Briefing at Caselle airport

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On the joint initiative of Caselle CAAV and Aeritalia NAAV, Friday, May 25 thirty our members have been able to attend. in Caselle, a briefing on the flight assistance and on the latest developments in terms of legislation and service.
After welcome by the Director Danilo Bosotto and his Deputy Andrea Santospirito, the controller Walter Bonelli made a complete illustration of the operation of the service organization and the interaction between agency and pilots in flight, highlighting the latest innovations and those which will shortly be introduced.
After obtaining timely answers to their many questions, the members were accompanied to visit to the weather service, the radar room and the control tower.
In the context of a fruitful collaboration between the institution and its users, the iniziatve will be soon repeated with special reference to the weather service.

   

Recommended Reading

Three interesting books (the first two with text in Italian only) concerning aspects close to our hearts are well worth mentioning:

 

 

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"Gino Lisa."  Our good friend and Club member, Don Paolo Garliglio, has recently published the results of his research into the life and times of the 1st World War pilot Gino Lisa (awarded the Gold Medal for Valour), to whom our airfield was dedicated between 1921 and 1944. The book "Gino Lisa - l'Aquilotto della Prima Covata", published by Logisma of Florence, has a foreword by Maria Fede Caproni and is available to Club members from the secretary at the reduced price of...
alt "Mille Aeri in Mille Giorni." Published by Lazzanetti of Trana, this book by Carlo Pognante and Mario Oliviero recounts the short but intense story of the "AER" Factory of Orbassano. Rich in previously-unpublished photos, the historical research has been effected with great skill and attention to detail by the authors. This is an indispensable document detailing the activities of the factory which produced the famous Caudron G3 and G4 aircraft, one of which, among other things, was employed by Guigliemo Marconi for his initial experiments in airborne radio transmission at Mirafiori in 1915.
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"History of the Aeroclub Torino" We would like to remind you that copies of this dual language book (Italian and English) will remain available until stocks are exhausted. It covers more than 100 years of Torinese aviation history, from the first flight in the city by Delagrange in 1908 up until the World Air Games of 2009. Essential reading for those interested in the aeronautical history of Turin.

For info call (+39) 011. 77-90-916.

 

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A book on helicopter rescue operation titled "SOS Italian Helicopter Rescue Operations from Mediterranean Sea to Mont Blanc."
The intention of the author, Dino Marcellino, is to make the many aspects of this particular activity known to the non-specialist audience.
The book is 285x195mm in size, has 148 pages, 278 color photographs, is printed on 170g glossy paper, hardcover, and is in English. Price Euro 30 + shipping.

To purchase, please contact the author at dino.marcellino @ live.it

   

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