February 28, 2019

Spotter- and Media-Days for each candidate - Swiss Air Force's evaluation of a new fighter aircraft

At your agendas - the dates of the visits and spotterdays in PAYERNE (LSMP) for the new fighters are known !

Source: https://www.vbs.admin.ch/content/vbs-internet/de/die-schweizer-armee/sicherheit-im-luftraum.detail.nsb.html/74152.html

Airbus, Eurofighter (Week 15/16):
Medienanlass (Medias): Fr, 12. April 2019 (Vormittag / morning)
Spotteranlass (Spotters): Fr, 12. April 2019 (Nachmittag / afternoon)
Anmeldung ab (inscription possible from): Di, 2. April 2019, 09.00 Uhr

Boeing, F/A-18 Super Hornet (Week 17/18):
Medienanlass: Di, 30. April 2019 (Vormittag)
Spotteranlass: Di, 30. April 2019 (Nachmittag)
Anmeldung ab: Do, 18. April 2019, 09.00 Uhr

Dassault, Rafale (Week 20/21):
Medienanlass: Di, 21. Mai 2019 (Vormittag)
Spotteranlass: Di, 21. Mai 2019 (Nachmittag)
Anmeldung ab: Do, 9. Mai 2019, 09.00 Uhr

Lockheed Martin, F-35A (Week 23/24):
Medienanlass: Fr, 7. Juni 2019 (Vormittag)
Spotteranlass: Fr, 7. Juni 2019 (Nachmittag)
Anmeldung ab: Di, 28. Mai 2019, 09.00 Uhr

Saab, Gripen E (Week 25/26):
Medienanlass: Di, 25. Juni 2019 (Vormittag)
Spotteranlass: Di, 25. Juni 2019 (Nachmittag)
Anmeldung ab: Do, 13. Juni 2019, 09.00 Uhr

February 09, 2019

Rafale on duty for Sky Police - and the French Air Force says 'desolée' ...

It's really intriguing that the 'normal' people know nothing about the duties of the Air Forces around the globe ... yesterday the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air, AdlA) announced an sorry for the sonic boom created by an Rafale Fighter to intercept an aircraft that have lost radio contact with the ATC (Air Traffic Control) on thursday evening:

(via fb)

Anyway, with those votation coming in Switzerland about the future of our Air Defence (Air2030) it's really important for all you readers out there to inform your family and friends about it. Our Air Force has not enough aircrafts left to fly regularly over crowded areas like Zurich just for fun and show of force, there is normally no need for leaving the regular training areas above the alps and jura mountains. Out of sight, out of mind ....