Our paragliding school: “AERO CLUB MONTE CORNIZZOLO” was founded in 1990. Originally named “Parapendio Club Lecco”; a few years ago it has been renamed “Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo” and it is officially recognized by AeCI (Aero Club d’Italia).
The school is located in Suello, at the feet of mount Cornizzolo, just 5 km from Lecco in the lake Como area, which orography is perfect for the paragliding or hang gliding flight. It operates in a strategic area, easy to be reached from the biggest cities of Lombardy. It takes only 30 min. by car, to reach mount Cornizzolo from Milan.

Founded by Enrico Frigerio and Valeria Restelli, thanks to their passion and competences, the “AERO CLUB MONTE CORNIZZOLO”, has become one of the top Italian paragliding schools.

Up to now, the Aero club Monte Cornizzolo, has lead to the flight licence over 1000 beginners, some of them achieved important results in many national and international competitions or set distance record flights; some other are still helping the school in the flight’s promotion, achieving thousands hours of tandem paraglider flights in the commitment to teach to beginners or driving people in their first flight, to discover the excitement of the free flight on lake Como.

Ad oggi, l’Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, vanta oltre mille allievi brevettati, alcuni dei quali hanno conseguito risultati importanti in diverse competizioni nazionali ed internazionali ed hanno stabilito record di distanza in volo. Altri tra loro, invece, possono vantare migliaia di voli in parapendio tandem con lo scopo di istruire gli allievi o far conoscere l’emozione del volo in parapendio ai neofiti.
Our main goal is SAFETY, as without safety there is no fun. This is what the school’s instructors are mainly focused to teach to the new pilots. Since its foundation, in 1990, the Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo school never recorded an accident occurred to its beginners during the courses, and the number of pilots that obtained the paragliding licence is one of the highest in Italy.

Il team
Enrico Frigerio

Enrico Frigerio

Instructor and president of Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo.

Enrico, comes from the top mountaineering world. In the years eighties, when paragliding was born and conceived for climbers who wanted to go down faster from the mountain top, he became one of the first ten pilots to practice it in Italy. From then on, he dedicated all himself to the paragliding, but he still spends all his free time climbing on Alps or Himalaya. Enrico flies since 1986, he founded the school, and since 1992 he made of is passion a job.Sports: paragliding, skyrunning, ski-tour, freeclimbing, moutaineering.

Dario Frigerio

Dario Frigerio

Instructor assistant since 2007

He started to fly in the year 2000 when he was just child, and become tandem pilot in the 2004 when he was only 16 (the youngest in Italy). Currently he is Italian Acro vice champion.
Sport: acro paragliding, kitesurf, skydiving, speedflying, ski and snowboard.

Valeria Restelli

Valeria Restelli

She flies since 1992. Instructor assistant since 1994.

Sport: Paragliding, ski-tour, kayak, running

Manuele Sormani

Manuele Sormani

Assistant instructor, takeoff assistant, tandem pilot since 1995

Being one of the first students of the former Paragliding Lecco school, he boasts more than twenty years of flying experience and several thousands of flight hours. Manuele is one of the most experienced Italian tandem pilots. 
Sports: paragliding, skiing, speed flying, free climbing.

Sara Brambilla

Sara Brambilla

Video editor and paraglider pilot since 2008

Sara, is the person in charge of editing the video footage of tandem flights.
Sports: paragliding, kite surfing and skating

Tandem pilot team

Tandem pilot team

Our tandem pilots team, over the years of the school’s history, get airborne several thousands of people.

The team is composed by very expertize pilots with a lot of year of experience. Thanks to their professional skill that we can share with you the fun of the tandem paraglider flight, introducing you to the fantastic world of the free flight.

Board of Directors

The Council that meets quarterly, since 2013 is composed by:
- Enrico Frigerio
- Dario Frigerio

- Giorgio Corti
- Luraschi Angelo

- Giorgio Sabbioni
- Restelli Valeria

- Alberto Castagna