1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann: A well-known and respected pilot to be remembered

1st Memorial flight Rally Hans GutmannIn remembrance of Hans Gutmann, his friends of the Austrian and Luxembourg Aero-Club Karl Brandstetter and Jean Birgen have taken up the organisation of the 1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann. Departing on 16 June 2012 from Gragnano Trebbiense, Italy, the pilots will stop in France, Spain, Portugal and France before arriving in Bitburg, Germany, on 23/24 June. Pilots can participate in one or several stages of the flight.

The arrival will take place during the Bitburg Aviation Expo Europe, also the location of the 1st International Air Navigation Race (22 to 23 June).Hans Gutmann GAC PresidentHans Gutmann

The Flight Rally will honour the memory of Hans Gutmann who was a well-known pilot and event organiser who held several positions within the FAI including President of the FAI General Aviation Commission. This was the position he held when he tragically died on board his plane near Piacenza, Italy, on 18 June 2011.

The programme of the Memorial flight is as follows:

  • 15/16.06.2012 - Departure from home base with destination “Gragnano Trebbiense” airfield near LIMS Piacenza, Italy; Commemoration ceremony at the remembrance monument where Hans Gutmann lost his life
  • From 17.06.2012 to 24.06.2012 – after the commemoration ceremony, departure of the memorial flight to France, Spain, Portugal and France with arrival in Bitburg, Germany:
    • 17/18 June - Castelon, Spain
    • 18/19/20 June - Cascais, Portugal
    • 20/21 June - Vitoria LEVT, Spain
    • 21/22 June - La Rochelle, France
    • 23/24 June - Bitburg, Germany

Further details and information are available at www.airshow.lu and on the FAI Events Calendar.