nother type of therapeutic flight that can only be done in seaplanes is for a fear of flying. The seaplane that flies above the water can return to the surface, in a few seconds, thanks to this fact the confidence of many people with this phobia is increased. The steps to flying can be taken gradually and reassuringly, always with at the discretion of the passenger if they want to return to the surface. It's left to say that based on experience at Como, the possibility of such a safe experience is rarely unsuccessful in curing to at least some extent the fear of the passenger. We have had very few passengers who have requested to return to the water surface, and for the record none of them exploded into a state of panic, screaming and crying.
Seaplanes for socialising
Sometimes a member or guest of the club, requests to be taken to the shore near an event, for a party or gathering of friends. This unique way of arriving at an event helps leave a lasting good impression that is made even better if the pilot offers the other guests a short flight around the lake.
For those who express an interest in signing up to a flying course, the club offers a 'trial flight' sat in the command seat, with an instructor on your right. The future pilot can try the principals of flight manoeuvres after a theory briefing, in order to give a more complete experience.
A flight for lovers
The club with its objective to research more and more occasions to promote aviation, has in the past, proposed flights for valentines day, aimed at couples wanting to experience the emotional flight experience together, promoted by the slogan ' Baciatevi in indrovolante', kissing in a seaplane. Some people have chosen to propose marriage in flight, to then pass this special moment together surrounded by the most beautiful surroundings. Couples taken on flights on Valentines day. On the left the couple who got engaged at 300 feet above Bellagio, an event celebrated with kisses and a bottle of champagne.
There are countless birthdays and anniversaries that people want to spend on board a seaplane flight. The most popular being anniversaries of marriage, sometimes couples even open a bottle of champagne mid flight and propose a toast.
«At least one flight in my lifetime»
Many older people, take a flight, having expressed after much thought that they would like to try something different, and that they have never done before, or even to see their hometown from altitude.
The very last Flight
The law allows many people to scatter the ashes of their loved ones from a seaplane, generally into the lake or over a place of specific significance.
Seaplane at Home
Many high-end guests rent houses on Lake Como, wishing to experience life on the lake. It happens that some people who see the seaplanes passing backwards on forth, sign up as members to the club, and show up everyday wanting to be transported with their friends and families for runs on the lake.
A Treat for guests in the area
Sometimes, tourists that are passionate about aviation don't even know about the existence of the Aero Club Como when they plan to visit the lake. When here they follow the flight path of the passing seaplanes in order to find the point of departure. Ultimately finding a hangar full of seaplanes, a pleasurable discovery that allows them to experience something really unique.