18 Oct

Despite less than optimum weather which forced the Open Day to be re-run, this year’s was a great success for ACAO. Dozens of people visited the airport, looking with great interest at the aeroplanes, gliders, ultralights and autogyros present on the airfield for the show. Many were thrilled by air experience flights (both in gliders […]

18 Oct

Last Saturday a delegation of 40 entrepreneurs from China visited ACAO of which 38 chose to experience flying in gliders. The delegation from the Shenzen general Chamber of Commerce was driven by Wang Shi, founder of furniture maker Vanke which had a pavilion at EXPO. Besides their experience in ACAO the delegation took part in […]

05 Oct

ACAO Open Day originally planned for Sunday September 13, has been re-scheduled for Sunday October 18. Heavy continuous rain forced the cancellation of the event. It has now been re-programmed for next month in the hope of better weather.    

03 Oct

The prize giving for the winners of the Italian Distance Championship 2015 is scheduled for today Saturday October 3. The ceremony will be held at the Locanda Corte of Pavullo nel Frignano (Modena Province) in Via Gaiato, 107. Congratulations to the winners. Listed below are the podium of each category.   15 metres Class: 1. […]

12 Sep

The conclusion of the series of races for the world final in the Sailplane Grand Prix was a particularly emotional day not only for the successful competing pilots but also for those further behind trying to gain at least a few points. The last task was 195km long: Calcinate, Roncola (BG), Morosolo, Erba, Varese, Calcinate. […]

04 Sep

The splendid setting of the 17th century Villa Recalcalti, an aristocratic pile, now the headquarters of  Varese province is the backdrop for the opening ceremony of the Sailplane Grand Prix World Final in the presence of Varese mayor Attilio Fontana, Varese Province president Gunnar Vincenzi and president of the Italian Aero Club Giuseppe Leoni. During […]

04 Sep

All is ready for the first race of the Sailplane Grand Prix. Meanwhile, today (Friday September 4) was an official practice day. During the morning Contest Director Brian Spreckley gave a final briefing to participating pilots and announced today’s task, a 126.3km course from Luino finishing at Lake Maggiore.   Today’s winner is Riccardo Brigliadori […]