Tag: Swiss Air Force

Finnish F/A-18C Vs Swiss F/A-18C: Cool Video features Hornet Display Comparison
Which is the best F/A-18C display in your opinion? Taken at RAF Fairford during Royal International Air Show 2019 airshow, the cool video in this post features a comparison between the breathtaking displays performed by Finnish Air Force and Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet strike fighters. Which is the best...
Airbus, Boeing, Dassault and Lockheed Martin Faced-Off for Swiss fighter contest at Zigermeet Airshow
“The Lightning II is the only fifth generation fighter among the shortlisted aircraft under Switzerland’s Air2030 program. The F-35 can do what other fighters can’t,” Lockheed Martin Spokesperson. Taken by our friend Andrew Timmerman from Finn Aviation Photography, the interesting photos in this post feature the most interesting participants in Zigermeet Airshow.
Swiss Air Force Aerobatic Display Team Patrouille Suisse Performs Flypast over Wrong Place
The Patrouille Suisse had to perform a flypast over Langenbruck to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Swiss aviator Oskar Bider’s death, instead the team flew over the neighbouring town of Mulumvil-Ramessville, where the 31st Northwest Swiss Youth Festival was taking place. On Saturday Jul. 6, 2019 the Swiss Air Force aerobatic display team...
Saab to deliver first 2 Gripen E fighters to Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces in 2019
An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in June 2019 has not been accepted by the Swiss defence procurement agency. Saab has announced that the Gripen E fighter will not be heading to Payerne, Switzerland for flight tests this month.
F-35 Lightning II takes the stage at Switzerland's Payerne Air Base
“With air policing one of Switzerland’s primary requirements for its new aircraft, the F-35 offers unmatched capabilities,” Drew “Growler” Allen, Operations Division Chief in the F-35 Integration Office. The F-35 Lightning II strikes over Switzerland. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition last April for the five types...
That time a Swiss Air Force F-5 Pilot was hit in his thigh by a lightning that penetrated his Tiger cockpit
“Just as the first words from the radar operator came in "ten miles long final, gear down", I felt a heavy blow, as though a hammer hit my left thigh,” Urs Ramel, Swiss Air Force F-5 Pilot. The F-5 was developed by Northrop for export through the Military Assistance Program (MAP) in February...
Swiss Air Force evaluates Dassault Rafale Omnirole aircraft to replace its ageing fighter fleet
The Dassault Rafale, with its “Omnirole” capabilities, is the right answer to the capability approach selected by the Swiss Government. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the Dassault Rafale, the Lockheed Martin F-35A and the...
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...

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