2022 VGC rendezvous Ferrara
After several years without VGC rendezvous opportunities due to Covid, it was Ferrara (LIPF), 50 km above Bologna, where we could pick up the thread. The historic city of Ferrara is located in the Italian Po plain near the river Po. The group of participants was not so big with 7 gliders and 19 participants and unfortunately 12 people who had cancelled. All participants looked for a shady spot on the campsite under the trees as the temperature rose to around 40 degrees. The participants were able to cool down by taking a dive into a purchased little swimming pool. The chairman Donato Vincenzi of Aeroclub Volovelistico Ferrarese made our stay a festive one. Donato made all briefings a fun event with an extensive weather forecast and every day discovering a piece of Italy with ice cream or a piece of pizza and on Sunday drinking cappuccino in the old centre of Ferrara with a visit to the impressive museum Palazzo Schifanoia. Almost every day we could fly, with wild and strong blue thermals up to 2000 metres. After flying, we could park our gliders in the hangar, what was very pleasant with a day temperature sometimes above 40 degrees. Donato and his girlfriend Laura also arranged that we could all go to a food festival in Ferrara. All together it was an very nice experience to see Ferrara from above and on the ground.
In this way we want to thank Donato again for his hospitality and making us feel at home in Ferrara.