Did you know that registration to Civilian Aviation is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Italian Week

Italian Week

Postby Terry » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:42 pm

About this time of the year in '05, friend Pete asked if I fancied a weeks spotting in Italy, so we went for it. His daughter in law works in a travel agents & booked it up for us. So on April Fool's day, off we went to Gatwick to connect with G EJAR our ride to Venice. CS TTC , EZIB , EZSM and XLAD were there too.
VENICE 01.04.05
I EEZC , I EEZB , F GKTB , OE LTP and EI SLE were there while we collected our Ashtray hire car.............. not a Vauxhall fan, it was another nail.

Image

From Venice we set off in search of an ultralight field near St Donna Di Piave, we never found it, despite wasting about 2 hours, so off to Trevisso. Soon after crossing the main autoroute we found a PA 28 perched on a factory roof. I MIAV. We soon found Trevisso and were dissappointed there too. It was very hard to see any sizeable piece of the apron, it was/is a military base & you have to look between the buildings/bike sheds/e.t.c.
I IAFU , I DPCQ , I BEAR , I IABS and G BIKP ( DHL use it as their Venice depot).
VICENZA called, I had driven past this twice before, unaware of its existence,... but no great loss !......I IABO , G LIPA on floats and I SKYD.
Onward to VERONA, very little again, I SMEP and 9A CBF. So off to Montichiari, its a bit out in the middle of nowhere, my guess is an updated
( former) dispersal area for the nearby military base. But a bit better !
MONTICHIARI 01.04.05.
I SIXA , I OCEA , I SIVI , I DAAD , D ABYU , D BGAS and N229AC

Image

Our final port of call was BERGAMO, the idea being to get an hotel & a meal, then go back to the airport to watch the incoming courier flights !
EI DCM , OO DPL , D BGAE and F BPUJ. It didn't work...... by the time we had found an hotel & an evening meal we were cream crackered so didn't bother to go back to the airport. We did next morning....
BERGAMO 02.04.05

Image

EI DNT , D IBPW , I BGBG , 9A BTC , EI DNN , I AMAI , LZ MNT , LZ TBA , I AMAA , I KILE , D ENRC , I IAFY , LZ BBT , I IAGX , EI DAM , EI DNM , I CCAP , EI CLN and SE KDC.

Image

MILAN LINATE was next..
G EZNM , I CLAD , I FJDN , F GJDG , EC HVD , CS DNG , LN RPO , EI CLW , EL CAR , EI CSI , I FLYA , TF DBC , SX BGN , SX BKL , I DACY , I OGAM

Image

N799WW , I SMEM , D EFAD , OO LTM , I BNMA , I DEUM , I DEIF , I BIMJ , I DAWS , I DAWM , EI DGD , I SMEC , D EZBA , I DACD , I DACN ,I DEAS

Image

I DAGF , I OTEL , I ERJG , I ERJA , I DAFT , I LVNG , and D ISSS. Mispoles N22LJ , G GIRA , I ERJD and LX O(U)MG.

Bresso next I found the damn place my 3rd try ! 02.04.05 MILAN BRESSO
I MILB , LZ AFJ , SE KYR , I CCAR , I BRBR , I SIBM , I NASA , I ISAH , I ACMM , I FACN , I PAMY , I GRIM , I LORI , I CILL , I ACMX , I LIMB , I ANGI

Image

Image

Image

I CCAW , I MENC , I TOSY , I BODE , F GGHR , I GKBM , I ACMR , I ARPI , I TENA , I UDDY , I MALU , I GRIN , I STAF and I TITI (was I TITT :roll: )

Image

Then off out into the sticks heading south ( all will be revealed later :) )
02.04.05 VIGAROLO VERY friendly :)
I 1788 , I UDLB , I VAMA , I VICC , I 7170 , F GLNZ , I VEPP , I 4861 , I CUKK , I MITI , I 5793 and N142TS.

Image

02.04.05 PARMA a recently refurbed regional....
OE LKA , I UMBI , G DIPM , HB AFH and I IAGE

We went off and found Regio Emelia but it was deserted except for the fairground in the car park so we went off to another hotel for the evening.

REGIO EMELLIA 03.04.05
I BBAK , F GSAC I IVWS and F GOLL doing paradrops. and a semi derelict Harvard.

O3.04.05 MODENA...... No Ferraris though :( , again friendly.
I COTT , D EAVJ , I LUAN , I MDNA , I MOCN , I EMHW , I IKIM , LX PAV , I MODN , N357MV , D 4402 , I REEM , D 9669 , I TREG , I MIGG , I AYAX

Image

I TECO , I RGRB , I ODHR , D8116 , I IVAH , I IVWN , I MOEN and D KYPS......... with a gategaurd.

Image

Then CARPI , this is where Enzo's customers park their jets N O T ...........
I MAGH , I GARC , I CJAO , I CRCA , I 5583 and just as we were leaving 3A MBG arrived.(hence the into sun piccy :) )

Image

BOLOGNA 03.04.05............. 2 hours stuck on the by-pass ( same everytime I have been ! ! !)
EC FXA , F GRHN , OE AGS , D EIDP and I SMET

FORLI 03.04.05, Bit out of the way .
EW 85703 didn't expect that ! ! , I VICP , I SPAA , I CCDC , I SPAI , I SPAQ , I TORD , I SEAH , I PULI , I ECSA , I ECSE , I DECA and I SBIR.

Next a biggish detour to visit RIMINI , waste of time. UB CBH and I NOLV, then get out of town fast heading south to visit friends who are restoring a farmhouse at Montegeorgio near Firmo. It was a LATE night.......... :roll: :whistle:

Image

Next morning heading back north to the modern regional of .......ANCONA 04.04.05
I GOSF , EI SLD , I ATSM , I ALDM , G BMRE , CS DHD and I TOPB.

Then FANO 04.04.05, half a kilometer from the autoroute junction, but 2 kms round to get to it ! !
I IABN , I IABF , I FURB , I SVFD and RA 44457 & RA33150 Kuriers ? ?
Off northward to Ravenna, got there late afternoon, to find.......VH WGL a wreck, VH WGG both Skyvans and I DZPO.

Image

Then off for pizza, wine and a sleep (recovering still !)
05.04.05 MOLINELLA, bit out of the way in open farmland, friendly.
I 3172 , I CLUB , I LBIS , I 3628 , I IVVA , I LIVE , I EIBG , I 5626 , D 5592 , I 5480 , I 7454 , I 6170 , I 4750 and I 5574.

Image

Image

Image

Image

FERRARA ST LUCA 05.04.05
I MMAH , N677CD , I JULY , I CANO , I IAGB , I ARDA , I JESD , I IABK and N201CV.

Image

Image

Image

Penultimate airfield for the day..
05.04.05 PADUA
I SVFF , I RIAZ , I CMAO , I SVFH , I DERI , I ESUE , I IVAL and I SPAO.

Image

An hour or so back at Venice as we were flying out in the morning.
05.04.05 VENICE
I ALPZ , I ALPX , D AIOD , F GRGR , EI SLE , EC HGY , I ELGI , PH AKU , D ABEH , EI DHL and EC DAI.

06.04.05 VENICE

I DANV , I DUPR , OE LTR , I DUPP , I DANH , G DOCI , F GRHL , I DANF , RA85637 , I ADLJ , EC HAF , PH BDO , N808DN , SP LGD , F GRJP

Image

OE HTJ , I ALPS , G CELL , I LINB , EC FEZ , OO DWK , PH JXJ , PH BXT , F GJVE , G EMBC , I BIMD , OE LTL , I JETD , D AGER , G DBCA , G DOCS

Image

I DAWQ , G EZJC (our ride home) , F GRGP , I DAWA , F GFKL , G IGOY , D AIOE , D EZKA (EXKA?)I ELGF , EC FNR and a 767 in for paint N31 ? .

Image

Image
I got a little black book with me poems in
Terry
 

Re: Italian Week

Postby The Cameraman » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:27 am

Mornin' Terry,

two very nice helicopters in that report, the Skycrane at Montichiari & the beautiful Alouette at Bresso.

And G-LIPA is one of the UK's rare floatplanes that I've yet to see!

Regards

Reggie
The Cameraman
SPOTM winner
 

Re: Italian Week

Postby Terry » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:00 am

Mornin Reggie
Well at least with G LIPA you know one if its hidey holes now ;)
Have fun
Terry
I got a little black book with me poems in
Terry
 

Re: Italian Week

Postby Antheii » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi Terry,

I know it is a long time ago, but I was a bit intrigued by below phrase in your report :)

Terry wrote:Soon after crossing the main autoroute we found a PA 28 perched on a factory roof. I MIAV.

To start with, this is not a PA28, but a SIAI S.205-18F, MSN 00232.

But do you remember more details where exactly you found it? There are several roads from St Donna Di Piave towards Treviso, all of which cross at least two motorways.
So until now I have been unable to pinpoint the location , let alone whether it still exists :unsure:

Thanks in advance,
Hans
Antheii
 


Return to Italy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron