Hangar and seaplanes

Aero Club Como

Como is famous for its seaplanes. In 1913, less than three years after the first seaplane recorded flight, one of the first conferences within the international “Lakes Grand Prix” won by Roland Garros was held in Como.

Among historical seaplane places, Como is the only one which is still active. Activities are managed by Aero Club Como, one of the most important seaplane organizations, and the oldest one worldwide (founded in 1930), as proven by Guinness World RecordsTM.

Seeplanes don’t disturb the natural life of Lake Como. In front of Aero Club Como hangar, therefore, you can see many birds, as mallards, coots and swans, which swim and relax in the lake.  

The hangar and the area in front of it belong to "Cittadella dello Sport” (city of sport), built by rationalism architects in the '30s right on the waterfront (access from Viale Puecher). This is a very interesting place, especially to see the seaplanes.