15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

Postby Dysko on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 6:24 pm

Every year the city of Lovere, on the shores of the Iseo Lake in Italy, hosts a small airshow to commemorate Mario Stoppani, an Italian Ace and test pilot born here in 1895.

This year, for the first time, the Frecce Tricolori display team made two passes:
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P3 Flyers display team:
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Blu Circe display team:
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Elimast's Ecureuil helicopter, which also performed touristic flights:
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Amphibious ultralights Super Bingo and Savannah:
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Guido Racioppoli's display:
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Seamax amphibious ultralights:
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Visitor plane:
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Visitors were based in nearby Costa Volpino airfield, where also some of the display planes departed from:
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It was possible to perform touristic flights with STOL ultralights:
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There were about one hundred visitors, with all kind of airplanes. General aviation planes:
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Ultralights:
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Helicopters:
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Autogyros:
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Trikes:
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Even some hang gliders launching from a nearby slope attended the event:
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Re: 15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

Postby Agg on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 7:21 pm

Nice set, never seen the Frecce Tricolori display with wing tanks before, were they transitioning from somewhere else?
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Re: 15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

Postby Niallxg on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 8:33 pm

Nice selection. That Cessna 180 looks well, used to be based in Ireland.
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Re: 15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

Postby wv383 on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 9:56 pm

Very nice set. Memphis Belle has shrunk a bit!
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Re: 15th Mario Stoppani Memorial airshow, Lovere, Italy

Postby Dysko on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 8:23 am

Thank you everybody :smile: At first I posted this thread in the "General Aviation" section because it was a minor, GA-centric airshow, but I see it was the wrong place!

Agg wrote:Nice set, never seen the Frecce Tricolori display with wing tanks before, were they transitioning from somewhere else?

Yes, just before the show they made a pass above the Monza racetrack for the start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy, loitering nearby the racetrack for at least 30 minutes. Distance from the racetrack to the lake is slightly lower than 100 km. They were redeployed from Rivolto to Ghedi (~50 km from the lake, ~100 km from the racetrack) the day before.
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