Swiss Air Force

Axalp Live Fire Exercise Canceled after Swiss Air Force found Cracks in the wings of F/A-18 Fighters

Axalp Live Fire Exercise Canceled after Swiss Air Force found Cracks in the wings of F/A-18 Fighters

The flight activity of the Swiss Hornet fleet is restricted in order to ensure flight safety. However, the F/A-18s will… Read More

5 years ago

Finnish F/A-18 Vs Swiss F/A-18: 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,… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

“Gripen E will not take part in Swiss Air2030 program trials because will only be operational from next year,” Saab says

An offer to complement the Gripen E test aircraft with an operational Gripen C aircraft for the flight tests in… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

She’s Beautiful! Meet Fanny “Shotty” Chollet, the First 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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

AXALP AIR POWER DEMONSTRATION 2017: WHERE ALPS MEET THE SKY

This year edition of the event marked the 75th anniversary of the famed Axalp Air Power Demonstration Taken on Oct.… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY TO HELP SWISS AIR FORCE INVESTIGATE 2015 F/A-18D CRASH

While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its… Read More

7 years ago