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Old 16.10.2020, 11:44
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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.
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Old 16.10.2020, 11:49
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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 :-)
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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.
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Old 16.10.2020, 11:56
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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.
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Old 16.10.2020, 11:57
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Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights

https://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/aktuell/...ivitaeten.html


Here you can see some schedules
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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.
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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.
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Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights

"The sound of freedom"...?
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Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights

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.
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Re: Swiss Air Force - practice flights

It is like living under the Concorde flight path!
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"The sound of freedom"...?
Isn't the sound of freedom the sound of a Rolls-Royce PV-12 Merlin engine?
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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...
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I hope the new ones will at least be less noisy.


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