Tour advert for Swiss Air Bases Alpnach, Dubendorf & Emmen
Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th April 2018
A year in the making, we have permission from the Swiss Air Force to visit 3 of their bases. I did try for the others but no luck this time.
Anyhow there is plenty to see at Alpnach, Dubendorf and Emmen!
As the attached advert explains, there is still the small matter of dates and times to be fixed but it will be around those two days in the first week of April. I will chase this up next week and update accordingly.
Alpnach is home to Lufttransportgeschwader 2 which operates Eurocopter AS.532UL Cougar & Eurocopter EC.635P2+
Dubendorf is home to Lufttransportgeschwader 3 which operates Eurocopter AS.532UL Cougar, Eurocopter EC.635P2+ and Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter. Swisstopo also operate the DHC-6 and B350C
Emmen is home to Kommando Pilotenschule which operates Diamond DA.42M, Northrop F-5E Tiger II of Patrouille Suisse, Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter, Pilatus PC-7NC Turbo Trainer, Pilatus PC-9 & Pilatus PC-21 . There is also a UAV unit operating Ranger ADS-90/95
It is planned to fly to either Zurich or Basel (BSL) and meet up early on Tuesday 3rd for a base tour of Dubendorf that day. Whilst at Dubendorf, you can also visit the superb Fliegermuseum (Swiss Air Force Museum with around 40 aircraft).
Then Wednesday 4th, we have a 09:30 base tour of Alpnach and a request has gone in for an afternoon visit that same day to nearby Emmen. Between the two base tours, we should be able to have a quick look at Bouchs (home of Pilatus Aircraft manufacturing) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum) at Luzern.
We will then be leaving for our flights home but of course you could extend your trip to maybe visit other Swiss bases from outside at Locarno, Payerne & Meiringen or spend some time Zurich airport.
Because of the short notice nature of the this trip, we are happy for you make your own arrangements and meet us at the bases. Be warned that the dates could change to Wed 4th & Thu 5th as confirmation of date and time is still needed from Dubendorf and Emmen.
Get in touch if interested!