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komsomolez 16.10.2020 11:44

Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
Upper Lake Zurich area, fighter jets have been practicing here for days now. Flying really low, and back and forth all the time. Quite annoying.

Is there some sort of a public schedule for these drills?

I hope the new ones will at least be less noisy.

roegner 16.10.2020 11:49

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by komsomolez (Post 3227279)
Upper Lake Zurich area, fighter jets have been practicing here for days now. Flying really low, and back and forth all the time. Quite annoying.

Is there some sort of a public schedule for these drills?

I hope the new ones will at least be less noisy.


Fighter jets or the red ones from Patrouille Suisse? If that irritates you, never move to Lucerne :-)

Ato 16.10.2020 11:50

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by komsomolez (Post 3227279)
Upper Lake Zurich area, fighter jets have been practicing here for days now. Flying really low, and back and forth all the time. Quite annoying.

Is there some sort of a public schedule for these drills?

I hope the new ones will at least be less noisy.

I would like to counterbalance your view by saying I think it's cool to see them out and about.
As far as schedule goes, I'm afraid I've no idea.

komsomolez 16.10.2020 11:56

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Originally Posted by Ato (Post 3227283)
I would like to counterbalance your view by saying I think it's cool to see them out and about.
As far as schedule goes, I'm afraid I've no idea.

Yes, was cool for the first hour. Now on day 3 or so and it is getting annoying.

The proper ones, not the red toys.

roegner 16.10.2020 11:57

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
https://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/aktuell/...ivitaeten.html


Here you can see some schedules

Kittster 16.10.2020 13:22

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
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Originally Posted by komsomolez (Post 3227288)
The proper ones, not the red toys.

How very dare you. Toys, pfff. I'd like to see you handle that "toy", much less keep it steady at close distance in formation. The cheek!

I am also a bit jealous, I love seeing them fly but then I've also repeatedly volunteered to spend several days at air shows, so my view may not be entirely unbiased.

Belgianmum 16.10.2020 13:31

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
We’ve been seeing them all week this week.
We had a nice display from the display team yesterday afternoon.

gbn 16.10.2020 13:44

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"The sound of freedom"...?

newtoswitz 16.10.2020 13:44

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So I guess currently we have:

12.10.2020 bis 16.10.2020 Ganze Schweiz
Ausbildungs- und Trainingsflüge finden zu den normalen Betriebszeiten der Militärflugplätze statt.

And next week those of you nearer Zurich get:

19.10.2020 bis 23.10.2020 Einzugsgebiet Militärflugplatz Dübendorf
Von Montag bis am Freitag findet der Trainingskurs des PC-7 TEAM auf dem Militärflugplatz Dübendorf statt. Pro Halbtag wird ein Display geflogen. Die Displayzeiten sind von 11:00 Uhr bis 11:30 Uhr und von 14:30 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr über dem Einzugsgebiet des Militärflugplatz Dübendorf.

DCI Taggart 28.10.2020 15:51

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It is like living under the Concorde flight path!

Tom1234 28.10.2020 16:57

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Originally Posted by gbn (Post 3227330)
"The sound of freedom"...?

Isn't the sound of freedom the sound of a Rolls-Royce PV-12 Merlin engine?

Ato 28.10.2020 17:14

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3232450)
Isn't the sound of freedom the sound of a Rolls-Royce PV-12 Merlin engine?

Depends if it's coming from the RAF or the self proclaimed freedom bringers, the USAAF.

I'm not sure I'd like to hear 4 of them attached to a Lancaster if I was living in Dresden...

Island Monkey 28.10.2020 19:18

Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by komsomolez (Post 3227279)
I hope the new ones will at least be less noisy.

:rofl:

... a quiet fighter jet :rolleyes:

komsomolez 28.10.2020 20:05

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 3232591)
:rofl:

... a quiet fighter jet :rolleyes:

For the money they cost, they better also have a first-class in flight bar


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