kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4014 times:
I am planning to spend two weeks in Sicily near CatanIA and have a PPL. Does anyone know if it is possible to get to rent an aircraft (without an instructor) for a few hours, even if after a couple of familiarization flights? I would like to do a small local flight around the volcanoes,
FlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1694 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
The link is working for me.
I have flown with them before. There are a couple of others, mom and pop, type ops around the field.
Call much in advance and tell them what you want. Trying to rent day of will be near impossible.
Get everything in order, as they normally want copies of your license, logs, etc.
Start that now and all should be ready by the time you get there (I presume you are going later this year and not in a week or two!)
The flying is nice but depending on winds the area around Etna is busy if all the traffic is being routed into Catania landside. Even more so if it is busy day at NAS Signonella. You will enjoy it though! Good luck.
“Without seeing Sicily it is impossible to understand Italy.Sicily is the key of everything.”-Goethe "Journey to Italy"
Well they answered:
"for insurance reason and Rules of Aero Club, we can not rent our aircraft to no-member people. The membership is an annual quote of 350,00 Euro plus 100 Euro as incoming fee (too expensive for a single flight...)"
Would you know the names of the other clubs you mention?