Also called "Aeroporto Nicelli", in operation since 1926
22 September 2018
Commemoration of the Schneider Trophy
"Venice, the Schneider Trophy and the speed records." This important event will be held from 10 am on 22 September 2018 at Nicelli Airport on the island of Venice Lido.
The event, organized by the airport management company in cooperation with Volandia, Air Vergiate, A.S.I Auto Moto Club Italiano with the Historical Aircraft Group and Luckyplane, celebrates the remarkable aeronautical events that took place at a number of locations, Venice, Montecarlo, England and the United States, from the 1910s up to the 1930s.
Daring pilots flew high-performance seaplanes in competition for a trophy offered by entrepreneur Jacques Schneider.
The need for pure speed enhanced the technical characteristics of the aircraft, which every year improved in reliability and performance.
This is the programme of the event:
10am-10.45am: landing of historic aircrafts
11am: conference and inauguration of the photographic exhibition in the central hall
From 2.30pm: static exhibition of cars and aircrafts
15pm: memorial flight over the aerodrome at 500 kilometers per hour of the Aermacchi aircraft MB.326
4.30pm: take-off of historic aircrafts.
The speakers and the themes that will be discussed, coordinated by engineer Filippo Meani, are as follows:
Prof. Gregory Alegy, professor at Luiss: The Schneider Trophy, from technology to speed
Dr. Pietro Lando, journalist and member of the board of the Associazione Amici del Nicelli (Friends of Nicelli Association): The aeronautical industry and Venice
Sir Colin Terry, KBE Rtd RAF & former Prs. RAC: The British viewpoint
Maurizio Longoni, engineer, curator of the Volandia Foundation: the MC.72 and Italy's racing seaplanes
Sergio Coniglio, journalist: Racing engines
Luigino Caliaro, author and journalist: presentation of the book "Rosso Corsa"
The event is open to the general public, and it was organized with the intention of enhancing the importance of the airport on Venice Lido as a location ideal for promoting aeronautical culture. This reflects the commitment of the Nicelli Airport management company, that recently obtained airport authorization from ENAC for the duration of the next twenty years.
Parachutists at the Venezia Lido Aerodrome
From 6 to 10 June there will be the launches of parachutists.
You can do a tandem jump with a qualified instructor and see Venice and the lagoon
from an altidude of 4.000 meters !!!
A unique experience in the world.