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Boeing pitches Block III Super Hornet to Switzerland
“The Rhino is combat proven and is capable to defeat any threat in the air-to-air arena. The Block III Super Hornet is the best choice for Switzerland,” U.S. Navy Capt Kevin McLaughlin. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the...
Airbus brings two RAF Typhoons to Payerne Air Base and aims to win competition for next Swiss Air Force Fighter
As Airbus spokesman told to The Aviation Geek Club, the jets were British because the RAF has Tranche 3 Typhoons, the newest configuration of the European multi-role fighter aircraft. Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the...
Meet Fanny “Shotty” Chollet, the first beautiful Swiss Air Force female fighter pilot
Fanny “Shotty” Chollet is one of only seven female pilots. The other six fly helicopters. Flying Officer (First Lieutenant) Fanny “Shotty” Chollet is the first woman in the Swiss Air Force to be qualified as a fighter pilot. "Shotty"started her training in 2012 and was awarded her...
Last Axalp Air Power Demonstration for Swiss Air Force F-5 Tiger IIs
2018 edition of Axalp exercise will be remembered for having been the last one for Swiss Air Force F-5 Tiger IIs Taken on Oct. 11, 2018 the photos in this post show Swiss Air Force air assets in action during the annual Axalp Air Power Demonstration. Held at Ebenfluh firing range near the summit of the 7,614 feet (2,321m) high Axalphorn mountain in central...
Swiss Air Force plans to retire 27 F-5 fighters this year
The service will be left with 26 active F-5 fighters The Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire 27 Northrop F-5s from service. Four aircraft have already been donated to museums. The rest have been grounded and buyers have been found. Switzerland will be left with 26 active F-5s. These aircraft will flank the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornets...
Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase
The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets in 2014 Switzerland will ask its citizens to vote whether to buy a new fighter for the country by 2020, Swissinfo.ch reports. However, the type of aircraft will only be known after the voting process. Noteworthy the purchasing of new fighter planes has...
Axalp Air Power Demonstration 2017: where mountains meet the sky
This year edition of the event marked the 75th anniversary of the famed Axalp Air Power Demonstration Taken on Oct. 11, 2017 the photos in this post show Swiss Air Force air assets in action during the annual Axalp Air Power Demonstration. Held at Ebenfluh firing range near the summit of the 7,614 feet (2,321m) high Axalphorn mountain in central Switzerland,...
The Aviation Geek Club will fly aboard Swiss Air Force helicopter to attend Axalp 2017
We will have the unique chance to fly aboard one of the service helicopters to reach the spot from which we will attend the Axalp live fire event The Aviation Geek Club has been officially invited to attend the annual Swiss Air Force live fire event at the Axalp-Ebenfluh air force shooting range, in the canton of Bern. We will have...
While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the stall warnings did not activate until 24 seconds later The Swiss military has enlisted the help of U.S. Navy and Boeing to investigate the cause of the crash of an F/A-18D in October, 2015. According to Swissinfo.ch, while...
Highlights of Hunterfest Airshow 2017 in Switzerland
The star of the airshow was the famous “Papyrus Hunter,” a special painted Hawker Hunter F.MK.58 which served in the Swiss Air Force as J-4040 Taken on Aug. 26, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show some of the aircraft that participated in Hunterfest 2017 airshow at St. Stephan Airport. Hosted by Fan Club Amici dell'Hunter (Hunter Friends Fan Club)...

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