25 May

Saturday 21 May saw the last stage of X-Italy 2016 for Italy (NB: “X” as in “Cross”) concurrently with the “Sailplane Grand Prix” in Varese. “X-Italy 2016” is the zero edition of a new type of soaring strongly supported by the Italian Aero Club (AeCI) and organised by the ACAO (VA) and Pavullo (MO) aero […]

24 May

The Sailplane Grand Prix qualifying stage has been held at the Adele Orsi gliding club with six out of seven soaring days (only the race on the fifth day being cancelled due to bad weather). A total of over 30,000km was flown at a mean speed of around 100km/h. A number of tasks measuring between […]

21 May

The 2016 ACAO event calendar was presented today in a news conference held at our base. Present among others was Varese mayor Attilio Fontana, Provincial president Gunnar Vincenzi, Italian Olympic Comittee provincial delegate Marco Caccianiga, Sabrina Guglielmetti on behalf of the Varese Chamber of Commerce and Gianni Orsi, son of our founders Adele and Giorgio […]

06 May

Saturday 30 April Italian Civil Aviation Authority Examiner Stefano Bianchetti carried out practical glider pilot flight tests at Calcinate for licence applicants. Passing with flying colours were new pilots Danial Albrecht, Andrea Cassano and Stefano Ceccon. Sincere congratulations and best wishes for their flying lives. Once again the school has achieved the highest level and […]

02 May

On 27th April a new speed record of 122.11km/h was achieved by Alberto Sironi following a task departing from Laveno, with turning points: S.Elisabetta S.Gottardo, Edolo The previous record was held by Ugo Pavesi at 111.6 km/h. Congratulations to Alberto Sironi but also to Antonio Soffici who flew alongside him and had hoped to beat […]

02 May

Yesterday we had a most interesting lesson given by Alberto Sironi, also transmitted via streaming, on flight in wind, followed remotely by many people marking the opening of ACAO Blue Week. Around thirty participants intend to put Alberto’s lecture into practice in addition to making wonderful flights in thermic conditions. The week looks like being […]

02 May

Congratulations to ACAO pilots who have taken part in the Italian Club Class Championship, especially Franco Poletti, the “promising youngster”, second overall but nominated Italian Champion Club Class in 2016, with a very nice third place (and vice champion title) to Giovanni Repola, Ugo Pavesi in 5th and Andrea Faggioni in 8th place. The race […]