Meeting with ENAV concerning the new local airspace variations
On Wednesday 5th February, Messrs. Andrea Santospirito and Walter Bonelli from ENAV Caselle, together with Mr. Antimo Bertolini, Head of our AFIU, illustrated to club members the recently introduced variations to our local airspaces and outlined those expected in the near future.
As testimony to the interest in the subject, about a hundred members attended the meeting, which was much appreciated both for the information imparted and the spirit of collaboration demonstrated by the ENAV staff.
For those who were unable to attend the meeting, a recording has been made available at the following link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1lgpmsw5xhx0os/Conferenza.wmv
Conference at the Circolo dei Lettori
On Friday 24th January, following an invitation by Prof.ssa Alba Zanini, the Aero Club organized a conference on the theme "Turin � Beginnings and Development of the Aeronautical Industry" at the Circolo dei lettori in Turin.
The iniziative, which was also supported by the Turin newspaper "La stampa",( http://www.aeroclubtorino.it/it/documenti/finish/19/133.html) was an extraordinary success, with a packed audience from all sectors - more than 100 people seated in the hall, many standing and a large number who were unable to even get in!
At the end of the conference, a copy of Angelo Moriondo's book dealing with the beginnings of aviation in Turin was distributed to those present.
You can now obtain your pilot's license for € 245 per month.
The agreement provides for the payment of costs related to obtaining your Private Pilot's License, with a repayment plan of 48 monthly installments of € 245 (*).
(*) Price valid until 31.12.2014 , subject to Euribor exchange rates.
The package consists of :
Ministerial Theoretical examination element:
• 102 hours of classroom lessons
• Teaching materials (books, plotter, ruler , maps and handouts )
Practical Course (to minimum Ministerial requirements):
• 45 hours of flight on Piper PA28
• 25 hours of instructor time
• Civil Aviation Authority fees for theory test
• Civil Aviation Authority fees for practical exam
• Medical Examination
• Aeroclub Torino membership 2014 (student rate)
The package does not include:
Any additional flight hours beyond the minimum of 45 specified in the Ministerial Programme
Any additional instructional hours beyond the 25 specified in the Ministerial Programme
Daily allowance for ministerial inspector at theoretical and practical examinations , to be divided pro rata among all examinees
Travelling expenses to Milan for the medical examination.
Civil Aviation Authority fee for issue of license
Students who have already begun the 2013 "Alpha" and "Bravo" courses are also eligible for this finance plan. In this instance, those payments already made will be deducted from the loan, decreasing the amount to be repaid per installment .
For more information, those interested should contact the secretariat directly .
Christmas Dinner 2013
Among the guests were the Mayoress of Collegno, Silvana Accossato, with her husband and daughter, and representatives from Enav, Andrea Santospirito, Paulo Migliasso and Antimo Bertolino with their wives.
During the course of the evening, those new pilots who gained their certificates for powered flight and gliding in 2013 were awarded their "eagles" and "3 gulls" badges respectively.
Participants brought symbolic gifts which became the prizes for a cheerful lottery held towards the end of the evening.
Nuovo Rappresentante di specialità VV
There are no translations available.
L'elezione a tale carica è incompatibile con quella di consigliere dell' Aero Club Torino per cui Gigi Giardino è decaduto a tutti gli effetti dall'incarico ricoperto nel nostro Aero Club.
Il giorno 31 ottobre, si è pertanto tenuta, in seconda convocazione, l'Assemblea di specialità volo a vela per la nomina del nuovo Consigliere rappresentante di specialità del Volo a Vela.
Erano presenti 24 soci aventi diritto al voto ed i due candidati hanno ricevuto rispettivamente:
- Angelo Albano voti 9
- Sergio Cometto voti 15
È pertanto risultato eletto come Consigliere Rappresentante di Specialità il socio, Sergio Cometto, il quale resterà in carica fino alla scadenza naturale dell'attuale Consiglio Direttivo.
Al neo eletto consigliere i complimenti del Consiglio e gli auguri di proficuo lavoro.
Stage of aerobatics at Aeritalia
Saturday, 26 October 2013, in collaboration with the Aero Club of Bresso, the Aero Club Torino organized for its members a stage of ambientation and introduction to elementary acrobatics using a CAP 10 aircraft under the guidance of the Milanese instructor Dario Costa.
The following members enjoyed the thrills of such flights: Sergio Cometto, Joseph Coratella, Gian Piero Grandi, Lorenzo Lupo Drovetto, Davide Marrone, Marco Porrera and Davide Spezini.
Weather permitting, the experience will be repeated in November and we are endeavouring to make this a bi-monthly event as of next year.
Emergency service (118) to go operational by night
Representatives from ENAC, ENAV, Piedmont Region/118, AirGreen and the Aeroclub of Turin took part.
This first meeting will be followed by others, but initial agreement was reached for an experimental period up until midnight for several months, start from the end of this year.
Following this test period, the service should become functional 24 hours a day.
Our Club member Cosimo Pica, counsellor and advisor to AOPA ITALY and point of contact for Piedmont has advised us of the interesting activities designed to improve the operating conditions for General Aviation and VDS within the national airspace areas.
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting held on June 6 this year at Ozzano Emilia, the President, Rinaldo Gaspari, made the following statement:
<< [ ...] I wish to underline something which we consider to be a historic step forward [...] and that is that the much-needed process of reduction and reclassification of the National Airspace areas has finally got under way. After the somewhat difficult conquest of the Linate Airport CTR, which has been significantly reduced thanks to the AOPA project to the benefit of VFR users, it is now the turn of the air spaces of the North East [...] .
The study, which was submitted on April 21, 2012, initially covering the airspaces of the North East, was developed for AOPA by two of its members: Capt. Marco Grilli and Capt. James Gazzotti [...] .
Judged acceptable by the ENAC Airspace Directorate, it was then submitted to AMI (the Italian Air Force) and ENAV for evaluation and adjustments. The rest is history.
The AIRAC brochure containing the final changes will be issued as soon as possible and foresees a delicate period of experimental evaluation before being made final. >>
Anyone wishing to look at the activities of AOPA Italy may do so by going directly to the site of AOPA Italy :http://www.aopa.it/.
September 22, 2013 - In flight with a smile
Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Aero Club Torino organized the 4th edition of the event aimed at offering the pleasure of flying to the young patients of the Regina Margherita Children's Hospital of Turin.
The event was organized in collaboration with the three non-profit organizations (FMRI, FORM and UGI) of the Regina Margherita Hospital sponsored by the City of Turin and the City of Collegno and with the support of the following sponsors: Alenia Aermacchi, Air BP Industry Borla SpA, Bosch, Cassa di Risparmio di Bra, Euroheat, Ferrero, Fiat, Lavazza, Quercetti, Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, Sales and UniCredit Bank.
The Mayor of Collegno, Silvana Accossato, with Alderman Maccagno, welcomed those present, and in the afternoon, Alderman Stephen Gallo, of the City of Turin, presented certificates to the small aviators.
More than 50 children with parents or guardians were flown for a total of over 130 people. On the day, some 172 movements took place (compared with the of 93 Torino-Caselle airport).
The initiative, which served to give a moment of joy to these children who are ill or otherwise disadvantaged was made possible thanks to the indispensable contribution of the following members, mwho made 20 aircraft available:
- I-CCAH Barollo Juri - D-ENSW Grandi Gian Piero
- D-EEMW Brignone Carlo Filippo - D-EPTK Guala Gianni
- N455MC Casati Mauro Elido - I-VANZ Gugliotta Filippo
- I-FFSW La Via Fabrizio - I-CRSE Menardi Diego - Moriondo Angelo
- I-IABK Coratella Giuseppe - I-DARD Moretti Franco
- I-ENDE Demaria Annalisa - I-DSKY Pari Paolo - Vallino Costassa Silvano
- D-EAFW Ferrarese Angelo - I-BJOE Deledda Dario - Pietrantuono Alessandro
- I-PITU Ferrero Carlo Maria - F-GAQL Rampini Giorgio
- I-BUNN Fiorilli Maurizio - I-ICES Rizzi Eugenio
- I-FOGS Gazzani Giancarlo - I-SRAL Gavioli Aldo - Uga Alberto
and to the many people who made their contribution on the ground: Angelo Albano Ariangena Clare, Ariangena Lydia, Busso Francesca, Dalberto David Di Bari George, Doberti Louis, Druetta Elisa, Ferrero Teresa, Big Manuela, Alessandra Macario, Mazzon Antonio, Musso Alberto, Passuello Tiziana, Porrera Marco, Marco Spelta, Maria Tucci, Vittorio Valesio and Zecchin Daniel.
The media (newspapers and TV) have given space to the event since the press conference on Monday, September 16. We report one of the Articles of Sunday, September 23 which Christina Insalaco published in La Stampa on p. 65
|2013_09_23 La Stampa - In volo per un sorriso||
Particularly affected were the 118 (Rescue Helicopter) hangar and the structures of the outdoor area (tables, chairs and umbrellas) of the restaurant and bar, hurled hundreds of meters, and the gliding clubhouse.
The restoration works has already begun and the damage is estimated at around 100,000 Euros.
Here are some photographs that illustrate the severity of the event.
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