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Aero Club Como
Associazione sportiva dilettantistica
federata all'Aero Club d'Italia e al CONI
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Press area

 

The Aero Club Como willingly provides texts, pictures and videos to newspapers, productions, internet sites and other media.

The Aero Club Como also offers it's seaplanes and the site for the production of articles or videos on its activity.

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION
For more information please contact:

 

Aero Club Como

+ 39 031 574495

info@aeroclubcomo.com


Responsible for PR and relations with the press: Cesare Baj, president emeritus of the Club, seaplane pilot since 1970 and author of several books on water flying.


A great thank you to all those who are helping the Aero Club Como, which is a non-profit organization, in disseminating the information about the Aero Club Como itself and the history of water aviation on Lake Como.


 

INVITATION
Representatives of media are invited to visit the Como seaplane base and to experience personally the emotion of flight in a seaplane in one of the most sensational areas of the world.


    

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The contents of this website
www.aeroclubcomo.com
and the books and brochures may be reproduced in articles or programs about Como, the history of water aviation on Lake Como and Aero Club Como.
High resolution pictures are supplied on request.

 


Rights

Normally rights for the reproduction of materials owned by the Aero Club Como are granted without charge as long as the following conditions are adhered to :

 

 - A request has been accepted by the Aero Club Como, and the Club is made aware of the precise use of the materials to be reproduced.

- The materials are not used for commercial purposes.

- The materials are not redistributed to 3rd parties.

- The materials are clearly cited as being provided by the Aero Club Como.

 

Rights can also be granted for commercial use, with conditions to be defined.

 

A copy of the materials produced is highly appreciated.


Videos

 

 - 1913 clip, a 59" silent film shot in 1913 by the operator of the King of Italy, who was present during the contest.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syFBz1AgIYE


- “Gli Scarponi del Cielo”, a 24' talking film, originally 16 mm, produced in 1962 by Aero Club Como managers and instructor Mangoni, to show the activity of the Club.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqRFJuro3io

 

- “Aero Club Como in 2m19s”, a short presentation of Aero Club Como.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7-ZLVT0eiI

 

 

An article on the 1913 contest


 

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An article on Aero Club Como

A general presentation of Aero Club Como - Click to open

 

Pictures

These are RGB pictures that can be freely downloaded, to be used in articles related to the centenary.

Higher resolution pictures can be supplied.

 

Pictures related to Aero Club Como

Pictures related to the 1913 contest

Pictures related to the history of water flying at Como seaplane base after 1913, until the '60s


 

Logos

 

 

 

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Pictures related to Aero Club Como

 

 A view of the hangar from the air.

 

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 The interior of the hangar.

 

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 Piper PA 18 on amphibious floats on the apron.

 

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 The hangar from above.

 

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 The Head of Training taking a tank of fuel to the dock.

 

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 Como seaplane base.

 

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 The seaplane base is a bird sanctuary.

 

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 Area and circuits of Como water aerodrome.

 

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 Pilots preparing for a flight.

 

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 Seaplane pilot Mariaclara in the cockpit of a Cessna 172.

 

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Pilots having lunch at a restaurant on the shores of Lake Como.

 

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 Pilots having fun.

 

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 Overflying Como seaplane base.

 

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 Pre-flight check.

 

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 Pilots preparing a temporary water lane suitable for takeoff and landing,

 as it was requested by the maritime authorities.

 

 

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 André Turcat, test pilot of the Concorde, learning to fly on water

 at the flight school of Aero Club Como.

 

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Shootings for an advertising on Lake Como.

 

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To Grand Hotel Villa d'Este - Cernobbio, by seaplane.

 

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A seaplane at the dock of "Villas in Blevio".

 

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 Group excursion to the restaurant of Hotel San Giorgio - Lenno.

 

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 Stopping at a typical restaurant at Lezzeno.

 

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The town of Como from base leg 01.

 

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 The town of Como and the cathedral.

 

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 A Cessna 206 in front of Nesso.

 

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 Sala Comacina and the Comacina Island.

 

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Cape Balbianello with villa Arconati-Visconti, well known to "Starwars" fans.

 

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Bellagio and the Alps from a Cessna L-19 "Birddog".

 

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Bellagio overflown by a Cessna 206.

 

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 High-speed taxiing of a Cessna 172.

 

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High-speed taxiing of a Piper PA 18.

 

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 Grumman "Albatross" at Como seaplane base.

 

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  Dornier DO 24T at Como seaplane base.

 

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Pictures related to the 1913 contest

 

The seaplanes of Garros and Morane on the San Giorgio shore, where the hangar is now located.

 

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The Gabardini of Francesco Cevasco

 

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The Bossi- Curtiss of François Deroye.

 

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The Bossi-Curtiss with Deroye ready for a flight.

 

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The Moran-Saulnier of Léon Morane.

 

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The Borel of Geo Chemet.

 

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The Morane-Saulnier of Roland Garros.

 

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The H. Farman of Jules Fischer.

 

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The SIA of Achille Landini.

 

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The Bossi-Curtiss of François Deroye.

 

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The H. Farman of Jules Fischer.

 

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The Morane-Saulnier of Roland Garros.

 

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Roland Garros flying over Lake Como.

 

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Hellmuth Hirth.

 

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The Albatross of Hellmuth Hirth.

 

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A page of the "Illustrazione Italiana".

 

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A postcard explaining the success of Achille Landini

in the vertical speed test.

 

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The back of the same postcard.

 

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Achille Landini and actress Anna Vecla.

 

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Achille Landini and Rosina Ferrario,

the first Italian woman who got a pilot license.

 

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A page of "Lo Sport Illustrato".

 

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A map of the itinerary.

 

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A Morane-Saulnier.

In the background, a "Lucia", the most typical boat of Lake Como.

 

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The official program of the contest.

 

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A postcard with the list of the participants.

 

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Pilots and visitors.

 

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A postcard issued for the contest.

It's one of a series, displaying several landscapes
of Lake Como.
 

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Another postcard of the same series.

Note the two typical large boats of Lake Como, going southwards

in the morning and northwards in the afternoon, always with a tailwind.

 

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The Savoia HF2R, that was present,

but not participating in the contest.

 

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The SIA flown by Achille Landini.

 

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Pictures related to the history of water flying at Como seaplane base

after 1913, until the '60s


 

1932 - The "elicoplano" constructed by Somalvico.

 

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 1922 - A passenger flight during the air show.

 

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 1925 - Airmail on Lake Como.

 

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1930 - Foundation party of Aero Club Como.

 

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 1930 - Construction of the hangar

 

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1931 - The Dornier Do X visiting Como seaplane base.

 

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 1935 - Formation flight of Caproni CA 100.

 

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1936 - Caproni CA 100 on the apron.

 

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1938 - Open air navigation lesson.

 

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1946 - The activity restarts after the war.

Note the Vespa in the background.

 

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 1948 - The fleet of Aero Club Como until the mid-Sixties:

 a Caproni CA 100, two Macchi MB 308 and a Republic "Seabee".

 

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1960 - The Seabee at Comacina Island, assisted by the owner of the restaurant. 

 

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 1965 - The Macchi MB 308 just landed at Como seaplane base.

 

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