The following rules are meant to regulate the way the structures managed by Trentino Adventures asd are used, monitor the presences in the areas dedicated to the take-offs and landings of paragliders and hang-gliders being used for Volo da diporto or sportivo (dual or sport gliding) , shortened to VDS in the following pages, that take place in the territory of the town of Bondone.
The site is located north of Lake Idro, in the area called Idroland in the small town of Bondone. The rules apply only to:
- "Casali" take-off zone
- “Alpo” take-off zone
- “Calva” take-off zone on the windward side of the landing
- “Idroland” landing zone, at via Prati in the town of Bondone
All the details of the aforementioned areas are presented in attachment n°2 “List of fly zones”, where there are also the indications on how to reach them and where to park, as some of them cannot be reached by car and you thus need to use the bus Trentino Adventures provides.
The behaviour and the gear required for flying, from the preparations on land until the completed landing, are regulated by the laws regarding VDS, the rules decided by ENAC and the “Regolamento Regole dell'Aria” (Body of rules regarding air sports) it established. Trentino Adventures has no authority on these matters, but reserves the right to ban people from its areas and structures should they not respect the rules and laws.
Rules regarding flying with VDS\VL gear
VDS, the behaviour and the gear required for flying, from the preparations on land until the completed landing, are regulated by the laws regarding VDS, the rules decided by ENAC and the “Regolamento Regole dell'Aria” (Body of rules regarding air sports) it established. More specifically, VDS is regulated by law n°106, published on March 25th, 1985, DPR, Decree of the President of the Italian Republic, n°133 published in 2010, Ministerial Decree n°287 published on November 22nd, 2010, and the Technical-Operative Body of Rules established by AeCI and approved by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports with Decree n°247 published on July, 15th, 2015.
All those that use the areas managed by Trentino Adventures must abide by those laws.
The way to use the flight areas is also regulated by the vade-mecum, attachment n°1 to this document.
Trentino Adventures has no authority regulating flight traffic and other in-air activities, thus limiting itself to the activities organized in the areas it manages; such behaviour might include coordinated efforts with ENAC wherever and whenever needed, as long as the effort is within the limits of the institution's authority. Trentino Adventures reserves the right to ban people from its areas and structures should they not respect the rules and laws.
Behaviour of the pilot
The pilot must respect the law (law 106 published in 1985 and DPR, Decree of the President of the Italian Republic, n°133 published in 2010; he must also adhere to a safe flight conduct for his own and every other flyer's safety, with particular care for flight trajectories, landing circuits and precedence.
It is mandatory to wear a safety helmet while it is strongly advised to have a parachute installed on board, even if the law does not mandate this.
Trentino Adventures reserves the right to ban people from the areas it manages in case of disrespect of the rules, rude behaviour in any form that does not foster civility, discriminatory behaviour and any kind of behaviour that goes against the spirit of the sport and the collaboration required for everyone to fully enjoy the activities.
Every pilot, before beginning to fly, must check the official notice board to look at the announcement posted there.
Should a landing in a private property take place, the pilot must give notice to Trentino Adventures and, if necessary, give his data and insurance details to the owner of such property.
Should a third party be involved in an accident, the pilot must render assistance and, in case he or she is still in the air, fly at least 1 km away to allow the emergency vehicles to reach the injured party. In any case and at any time the rules posted on the notice board, indicating the behaviour to keep as decided together with the emergency personnel at 118, must be followed.
Unless the emergency life raft is present and ready to assist, the pilot must avoid landing in the water at all costs.
Foreign pilots must have the FAI card obtained in their own country close at hand.
GENERAL BEHAVIOUR RULES
All the pilots who possess the qualifications required to practise VDS according to the law and the authorization called “FlyCard” given by Trentino Adventures can use the structures managed with these rules. On the other hand, any pilot who are not in compliance with the law, do not have with themselves a valid flying licence and a valid insurance policy as presented in articles 20 and 21 of DPR (Decree of the President of the Italian Republic) n°133 published in 2010.
Flight documents and the registry file must be kept at hand for possible controls.
Groups and schools planning to use the areas managed by Trentino Adventures must notify their intent beforehand and obtain the Flycard, in the time and manner indicated by the vade-mecum.
The structures must be used responsibly, respecting both the environment and other people; any person caught doing activities that can disrupt flight safety, littering, camping in the flight-related areas or doing anything that does not relate to paragliding can be banned from the structures and areas and eventually given notice of to the police.
It is thus FORBIDDEN TO:
- Smoke and light fires at the take-off and landing zones.
- Camp, sunbathe and do any kind of recreational activity at the take-off and landing zones.
- Land in an area near the actual “Idroland” landing zone unless the pilot has the landowner's permission.
- Fly over the biotope at an altitude lower than 500 metres.
- Delay your exit from the landing zone. Move to the area reserved to paraglider folding as soon as possible. (see attachment regarding landing zones)
Webcams and weather stations
A webcam and two weather stations, which can be freely consulted by going to www.trentinoadventures.it, are located at both the takeoff and the landing zones.
Emergency life raft
The price for the emergency life raft with an operator on board is 150€ per day plus a full payment for the fuel that has been used.
Groups and flight schools
Any group, led by an instructor, planning on using the area must give prior notice to Trentino Adventures according to the vade-mecum and follow the rules as long as they remain.
The association has the right to stop or limit the flights at any time if it believes that the full capacity of the areas has been exceeded.
The students will be practising only with their instructor on-site and under his responsibility.
Any pilot planning to dual paraglide needs to give notice to Trentino Adventures, presenting the necessary documents.
Tandem paragliding can be performed only if following the rules and possessing the necessary licence, insurance and gear.
Any tandem pilot practising in a consistent and continual manner must pay a contribution of 400€ each year.
The areas managed by Trentino Adventures can be used as a base for all kinds of competitions run by local sports associations, as long as Trentino Adventures had prior notice and decided in favour of holding the event and the associations follow the rules regarding the area, flights, VDS and safety. Trentino Adventures reserves the right to book one or more among the areas it manages, to host competitions on any day or at any time it has been decided upon.
Trentino Adventures, while caring that any pilot actually hurt gets assistance as quickly as possibile, frowns upon false alarms; it is thus recommended that pilots follow these rules and the vade-mecum.
Any violation of the rules will be notified in order to apply current laws.
For anything that these rules did not relate to, the current laws regarding VDS are considered valid.
Validity of the rules
These rules have a year-long validity and will be automatically renewed unless the Trentino Adventures board of directors decides upon any change.
2) List of flying zones
3) Memo 11/2009 by AeCI “VDS-related fines”