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Old War Planes

I was wondering if it is possible to book a flight on the old war planes that often fly over Zurich? Thinking it would be a great birthday gift for my husband who loves planes.

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 15.08.2015, 10:31
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Re: Old War Planes

The Tiger Moth flight would be very interesting. Has he read ALL the Biggles books? http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...Abiggles+books
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Re: Old War Planes

AFAIK only the JU52 does such flights. See http://www.airforcecenter.ch/index.php?id=1&L=1
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Old 15.08.2015, 10:42
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Re: Old War Planes

Take him to Altenrhein and take a flight with a Hawker Hunter, only 4500 Chuffs a half hour.
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The Museum is great though.
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Re: Old War Planes

Not a war plane, but one of only 2 Super Constellations still flying is based at Basel (not ZH as I originally posted) and does take passengers. It's a beautiful plane.

Super Constellation Flying out of ZH
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Not a war plane, but one of only 2 Super Constellations still flying is based at Basel (not ZH as I originally posted) and does take passengers. It's a beautiful plane.

Super Constellation Flying out of ZH
If I remember it can't take passengers, it can take club members though.
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Re: Old War Planes

Correct.. no fare paying passengers but can take club members. No Air Operators Certificate. It may be "officially" based in basel but spends 95% of its time in zurich due hangar access and maintenance by people from SRT and the club.
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Re: Old War Planes

Tante Ju interest anyone? Dübendorf ZH
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If I remember it can't take passengers, it can take club members though.
Become a member, it's a club. Though you need to join at least one month before the flight, and they run out of free seats quickly.

An alternative are the Zeppelins taking off of Friedrichshafen (Germany, e.g. take the ferry across the lake from Romanshorn). Perhaps make it a day trip with a nice boat tour on the Lake of Constance
Take the 2nd last (subject to the time of the year of course) ferry back to enjoy a marvelous sunset if the weather plays along.

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Re: Old War Planes

I once booked a joyflight over the Alps for my parents for an anniversary present, not quite a war plane, but for 500 CHF it was well worth it, flew from one of the smaller aerodromes around Bern
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Maybe no-one knew what I meant by 'Tante Ju' in my earlier post so this



might clarify things.
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I was wondering if it is possible to book a flight on the old war planes that often fly over Zurich?
I think the air force is still officially using the F5s... even though they are museum pieces...
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Re: Old War Planes

F5 about 30 still in CH, as per 2015 half of them grounded for technical reasons preventing possible structural damages.

In Ticino (Locarno) you can fly Pilatus PC-7.
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I was wondering if it is possible to book a flight on the old war planes that often fly over Zurich? Thinking it would be a great birthday gift for my husband who loves planes.

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

You mean JU AIR with their JU-52 ? Never been on that one but once on the DC-3 of Classic Air to Leipzig and once on an An-2 out of Villingen-Schwenningen. Not a wartime plane but very nostalgic is the Super Connie of SCFA --- the technical chief of SCFA is an old friend of me and enjoys my total trust
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Re: Old War Planes

I've been on Ju Air. Probably expensive, but it takes around 25 passengers.

Very slow so you can enjoy the views, but also very bumpy and some people got sick.

I've also been in a private propeller plane (not military) like redgum said. 1 hour for about Fr.500 from ZRH. As the crow flies... you can go all the way to Rigi, Pilatus, Glarus and back easily within 1 hour.
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Re: Old War Planes

I know the JU 52 which regularly flies over lake Zurich. But right now there were three (!) large, slow, twin engined and from the noise of them rather old planes flying over... any ideas?
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I know the JU 52 which regularly flies over lake Zurich. But right now there were three (!) large, slow, twin engined and from the noise of them rather old planes flying over... any ideas?
There is not only 1 JU 52 in Dübendorf. At least two are based in Dübendorf, and there's a couple more in Germany - maybe one of the came over for one or another reason.

The two based in Dübendorf are btw the only ones left in the world that are still running on 100% original parts. Of course there's plenty of JU 52's in the world, but they all have upgraded/modern parts (to a different extent), but the two based in CH still have spares from the stock the Swiss bought back in the days with the planes. The reason for them to buy so much stock was the upcoming WWII, and they thought ahead and purchased enough spare parts for a "few" years. Because... Switzerland
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I don't think it was JU 52s even though a short google tells me that Ju-Air owns 3 functional planes... looked more like DC-3s or similar.
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Ju52's are three engined, anyway.
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Ju52's are three engined, anyway.
I saw the three flying in formation from the back. Just saw two large engines on each wing, not sure if there was a third in the front as it's hard to tell from my position. But the planes were "round", the typical American design of the 40s and 50s while a JU 52 very clearly is not. At all.
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