September 30, 2016
After the two fatal accidents with Hornet J-5022 and Cougar T-338 in the last four weeks, the Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports - Guy Parmelin - has decided today for the cancellation of the public event at October 12th/13th 2016 plus the training event a day earlier.
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September 28, 2016
2016 - a year to forget for the Swiss Air Force :(
After the colission of two Patrouille Suisse F-5E Tiger II due Leeuwarden Airshow (June 09th) and the fatal crash of an Hornet only a few Minutes after takeoff in Meiringen four weeks ago (August 29th), Swiss Air Force lost today an Cougar Helicopter, killing both pilots. All flights with Super Puma/Cougar are suspended at the moment. UPDATE Sep29th: Super Puma's back into the air !
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To counter all those bad news about our Air Force I've got you a picture showing an sucessfull Live-ID of an German Air Force Challenger aircraft by two Hornets today at 15:20h LT .
A big Thank You to all those working hard to secure our land - knowing too well that everyone has thinkings to the families of those two comrades.
September 25, 2016
Delivery of AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles to Switzerland
Detailshots and Takeoff
Other activity on base