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Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

One of the nicest things of living here in Schwyz is the peace and quiet...that is until that helicopter passes over every few days..any ideas who is on such urgent business that they have this special license to disturb these tranquil parts

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One of the nicest things of living here in Schwyz is the peace and quiet...that is until that helicopter passes over every few days..any ideas who is on such urgent business that they have this special license to disturb these tranquil parts

Mountain rescue (Rega) ?
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Install the FlightRadar 24 app on your phone.. Next time it flies over, voila, you should see the details, reg number, destination etc.
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

I cannot reply to your question, but I can suggest to go on www.flightradar24.com from here you can track most of the airplane, helicopters, cars operating in the airport and small aircraft flying around the globe in real time.

Enjoy
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One of the nicest things of living here in Schwyz is the peace and quiet...that is until that helicopter passes over every few days..any ideas who is on such urgent business that they have this special license to disturb these tranquil parts

I was about to say welcome to the forum but you've been a member for 10 years. Nice first post!
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Mountain rescue (Rega) ?
Maybe, except its not red as the rescue helps are ...will report back after checking flight radar
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Install the FlightRadar 24 app on your phone.. Next time it flies over, voila, you should see the details, reg number, destination etc.
Good suggestion!

Will report on my findings
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t...that is until that helicopter passes over every few days..any ideas who is on such urgent business that they have this special license to disturb these tranquil parts

I forgot my packed lunch and asked the butler to deliver it in his helicopter.
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Ah, life in the Steuerparadis.

Have to say, though, I live fairly close to the Fuchs Helipad and rarely hear anything.

Maybe at least my ears have succesfully integrated?
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Old 15.02.2018, 15:21
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

hospital-transports in general, "Kinderspital Zürich", transport of transplants, police .....

and the rich of course. A friend of mine used to have a helicopter. People like him you should see on that radar-thingy people suggested.
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I was about to say welcome to the forum but you've been a member for 10 years. Nice first post!
Thanks Mike Yes 10 years and still need 7 more posts to use the "auto-thanks" button..well 6 more after this post!
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Old 15.02.2018, 16:11
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Bäch or Bachs?
Pfäffikon SZ or Pfäffikon ZH?

So much questions, one would have to be a flying fox to find the answer.
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Old 15.02.2018, 16:35
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Construction, fire-fighters, sightseeing, etc.

I've gone to customer sites by helicopter as well, as sometimes it's the only way.

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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

I've noticed that helicopters are used a lot in Switzerland to do jobs which in other countries would require a truck or a crane. I suppose with the terrain, the curvy roads and the relative cost of things here, it makes economic sense, especially in the mountains. It's also quicker than spending a day to set a crane up to move one or two heavy items.

Up here at the back end of our valley, there is helicopter traffic most days. It gives the kids something to look for, anyway (trying to locate a helicopter by sound alone is quite the challenge when you're surrounded by mountains).
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Construction, fire-fighters, sightseeing, etc.

I've gone to customer sites by helicopter as well, as sometimes it's the only way.

Tom
Hmmmm, I googled "Feuerwehrhelikopter Schweiz" and all I got was Lego

Sorry, incorrect. Listed on place 7 was playmobil.
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I've noticed that helicopters are used a lot in Switzerland to do jobs which in other countries would require a truck or a crane. I suppose with the terrain, the curvy roads and the relative cost of things here, it makes economic sense, especially in the mountains. It's also quicker than spending a day to set a crane up to move one or two heavy items.
Around here they use them to set up the cranes, and put out forest fires (picking up water from the lakes).

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Hmmmm, I googled "Feuerwehrhelikopter Schweiz" and all I got was Lego

Sorry, incorrect. Listed on place 7 was playmobil.


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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Next time can you film it?
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Now you know I trust you but you're trying to fob me off with a picture that could have been taken anywhere?


This would have been convincing. Well, was convincing as figuring out where your picture came from lead me here

Okay, fire fighting helicopters then.

And, OP, they transport cows through the air with helicopters too here
(You would have noticed that though )
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Now you know I trust you but you're trying to fob me off with a picture that could have been taken anywhere?
That one was taken at Schitschi in Seelisberg, UR.

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