100 Years Swiss Air Force - Salzburg - Payerne Air Base - 2014

Patrouille Suisse

Patrouille Suisse


PC-7 Team

PC-7 Team


Breitling Wingwalkers

Breitling Wingwalkers


Super Constellation Flyers Association

Super Constellation Flyers Association


France's Flying Warbirds

Franceís Flying Warbirds


Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis

Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis


Breitling Jet Team

Breitling Jet Team


Patrouille RAMEX Delta

Patrouille RAMEX Delta


Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team Zeus

Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team Zeus


Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team

Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team


The B-17 Charitable Trust

The B-17 Charitable Trust


The Flying Legends

The Flying Legends


Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France


RAF Red Arrows

RAF Red Arrows


Frecce Tricolori

Frecce Tricolori


Messerschmitt Foundation

Messerschmitt Foundation


The Flying Bulls

The Flying Bulls


Mikael Carlson Flying Machines

Mikael Carlson Flying Machines


Musee de l'Aviation Militaire de Payerne

Musee de l'Aviation Militaire de Payerne


Patrulla Aguila

Patrulla Aguila


J-1197

J-1197


Royal Jordanian Falcons

Royal Jordanian Falcons


Meier Motors GmbH

Meier Motors GmbH


Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse

Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse
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100 Years Swiss Air Force - Salzburg - Payerne Air Base - 2014





In 2014 the Swiss military aircraft celebrated three important events: the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force, the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse, and the 25th anniversary of the PC-7 Team .

For this multiple celebration the Swiss Air Force prepared one of the largest airshows ever done in Europe. Besides the 2 weekends additional events took place during the week, especially on Friday. Besides the Swiss aerobatic teams, participations included the Red Arrows, the Breitling Wingwalkers, Patrouille de France, the Flying Bulls, Al Fursan, Frecce Tricolori, Breitling Jet Team, Patrulla Aguila, Midnight Hawks and the Royal Jordanian Falcons. Interesting historical and modern aircraft included a B-17, the only airworthy in Europe, a replica of a Me 262, Hawker Hunter, PBY Catalina, Super Constellation, Airbus A380 and F-15 Eagle.

With over 1000 photos and videos, this is the largest internet website about the event!

100 Years Swiss Air Force

For the Swiss Air Force everything started in 1914, at the eve of the First World War. The then called Swiss flying corps was formed by a group of pilots, mostly coming from the French-speaking part of Switzerland. They initially installed their own aircraft and support personnel at a balloon hangar near Bern and later re-located to D√ľbendorf from where tactical missions limited to the country‚Äôs border area were launched during the war.

In the interwar period, the flying corps gained in importance and in addition to D√ľbendorf, additional airfields were set up at Thun, Lausanne (1919) and Payerne (1921). The first aircraft ordered officially, the Haefeli DH-3, made it possible to establish a relatively compact fleet.

During World War II the Swiss aircraft were engaged in military operations both with German and Allied fighter planes to protect the neutrality of the Swiss territory. Several Swiss pilots were shot down by German and American fighters during these missions. Despite the brave intervention of the Swiss pilots, equipped with inferior equipment, a few Swiss cities suffered minor bombing attacks from the American forces which were caused by navigational errors.

Throughout the last century the Swiss Air Force acquired increasingly capable aircraft like the P-51 Mustang, the de Havilland Vampire, the Hawker Hunter and the F/A-18 Hornet which is currently operated.

50 Years Patrouille Suisse

The Patrouille Suisse is the Swiss Air Force’s national display team and flies six Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighter/bomber jets. It all began 5 decades ago, in 1964 on the occasion of the national exhibition in Lausanne, at the same time as the Swiss Air Force celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Patrouille Suisse was officially formed. At the time, they flew four Hawker Hunter aircraft. Since 1978, the team has flown in its current configuration of six aircraft. 1978 was an important year, as the Patrouille Suisse also performed abroad for the very first time at Salon de Provence in France. In 1991 the team had the undersides of their aircraft painted in the Swiss national colours, red and white and three years later, the Hunters were replaced by the current F-5E Tigers.

25 Years PC-7 Team

The 2014 airshow was the culmination of 25 exciting years for the PC-7 Team. Everything started in 1995 during the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force when the desire to have a permanent aerobatic team lead to the creation of the PC-7 Team. The first international appearance happened in 1992 at an airshow in France. When the F/A-18 was introduced the discontinuation of the PC-7 Team was considered due to financial reasons but after government intervention the team’s future was secured.





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The aircraft in this table can be ordered by Name, Year First Flight, Origin, Operator, Type and Role by clicking the arrow at the top of the corresponding column.

Click the page link in Aircraft to see the corresponding aircraft below.

Name

Year
First
Flight

Origin

Flag

Operator

Type

Role

Airbus A330

page 1

1992

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Airbus SAS

Aircraft

Airliner

Mil Mi-35 Hind

page 1

1969

Russian Federation

Czech Air Force

Helicopter

Ground Attack

Mil Mi-35 Hind

page 1

1969

Russian Federation

Czech Air Force

Helicopter

Ground Attack

BAe Hawk Mk51

page 1

1974

United Kingdom

Midnight Hawks

Aircraft

Trainer

Boeing-Stearman A75N-1

page 1

1934

United States

Breitling Wingwalkers

Aircraft

Trainer

Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation

page 1

1947

United States

Breitling/Super Constellation Flyers Association

Aircraft

Airliner

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

page 1

1935

United States

France's Flying Warbirds

Seaplane

Reconnaissance

Douglas AD-4N Skyraider

page 1

1945

United States

Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis

Aircraft

Ground Attack

Sikorsky CH-53G

page 1

1964

United States

German Army Aviation Corps

Helicopter

Military Transport

Tiger HAD

page 1

1991

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




French Army Light Aviation

Helicopter

Ground Attack

Aero L-39C Albatros

page 1

1968

Czech Republic

Breitling Jet Team

Aircraft

Trainer

Mikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum

page 1

1977

Russian Federation

Polish Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Mikoyan MiG-29UBS Fulcrum

page 1

1977

Russian Federation

Slovak Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault Mirage 2000N

page 1

1978

France

Patrouille RAMEX Delta

Aircraft

Bomber

Airbus A380-800

page 1

2005

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Airbus SAS

Aircraft

Airliner

McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle

page 1

1976

United States

United States Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault Rafale C

page 1

1986

France

French Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

F-16C Block 52+

page 1

1974

United States

Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team Zeus

Aircraft

Fighter

F-16AM Fighting Falcon

page 1

1974

United States

F-16 Solo Display Team (Belgium)

Aircraft

Fighter

F-16AM Fighting Falcon

page 1

1974

United States

Royal Netherlands Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Boeing B-17G-BEDF Flying Fortress

page 1

1935

United States

The B-17 Charitable Trust

Aircraft

Bomber

Douglas DC-3

page 1

1935

United States

Hugo Mathys

Aircraft

Airliner

Eurofighter Typhoon F2

page 1

1994

Germany

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom




RAF Typhoon Display Team

Aircraft

Fighter

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

page 1

1972

United States

Patrouille Suisse

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A

page 1

1973

France

Germany


Portuguese Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A

page 1

1973

France

Germany


Asas de Portugal

Aircraft

Trainer

Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk

page 1

1974

United States

Austrian Armed Forces

Helicopter

Multi Role (military)

Alpha Jet E

page 1

1973

France

Germany


Patrouille de France

Aircraft

Trainer

BAE Hawk T1

page 1

1974

United Kingdom

RAF Red Arrows

Aircraft

Trainer

Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN

page 1

1976

Italy

Frecce Tricolori

Aircraft

Trainer

Messerschmitt Me 262 B1-A (replica)

page 1

1942

Germany

United States


Messerschmitt Foundation

Aircraft

Fighter

North American B-25J Mitchell

page 1

1940

United States

The Flying Bulls

Aircraft

Bomber

Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair

page 1

1940

United States

The Flying Bulls

Aircraft

Fighter

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

page 1

1941

United States

The Flying Bulls

Aircraft

Fighter

Fokker D.VII

page 1

1918

Germany

Mikael Carlson

Aircraft

Fighter

Dewoitine D.26

page 1

1929

France

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

North American P-51D Mustang

page 1

1940

United States

Unknown

Aircraft

Fighter

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet

page 1

1978

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Multi Role (military)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet

page 1

1978

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Multi Role (military)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet

page 1

1978

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Multi Role (military)

Saab JAS 39C Gripen

page 1

1988

Sweden

Swedish Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Saab JAS 39C Gripen

page 1

1988

Sweden

Swedish Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Gripen NG (mockup)

page 1

1988

Sweden

Saab Group

Aircraft

Fighter

Saab JAS 39C Gripen

page 1

1988

Sweden

Hungarian Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault Mirage III-DS

page 1
page 2

1956

France

Fondation du Musée de l'Aviation Militaire de Payerne

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault Mirage III-S

page 1

1956

France

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Dassault Mirage 2000-5F

page 1

1978

France

French Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Casa C-101 Aviojet

page 1

1977

Spain

Patrulla √Āguila

Aircraft

Trainer

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire

page 1

1943

United Kingdom

Eric Chardonnens

Aircraft

Fighter

Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer

page 1

1978

Switzerland

PC-7 Team

Aircraft

Trainer

Eurocopter AS532 UL Cougar

page 1

1978

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Super Puma Display Team

Helicopter

Multi Role (military)

Eurocopter AS532 UL Cougar

page 1
page 2

1978

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Swiss Air Force

Helicopter

Multi Role (military)

Agusta AH-129C Mangusta

page 1

1983

Italy

Italian Army

Helicopter

Ground Attack

Extra Flugzeugbau EA-300

page 1

1988

Germany

Royal Jordanian Falcons

Aircraft

Sport Aircraft

Aermacchi MB-339NAT

page 1

1976

Italy

Al Fursan

Aircraft

Trainer

Solar Impulse 2

page 1

2009

Switzerland

Solar Impulse SA

Aircraft

Experimental

North American AT-6 Texan

page 1

1935

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

Yakovlev Yak-3UA

page 1

1941

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Classic Aircraft Displays

Aircraft

Fighter

Yakovlev Yak-3

page 1

1941

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Classic Aircraft Displays

Aircraft

Fighter

AgustaWestland A109BA

page 1

1971

Italy

United Kingdom


Belgian Air Component

Helicopter

Ground Attack

Agusta A109 SP Grand

page 1

1971

Italy

United Kingdom


REGA

Helicopter

Search and Rescue

EADS CASA C-295M

page 1

1998

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Polish Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Bell OH-58B Kiowa

1966

United States

Austrian Armed Forces

Helicopter

Reconnaissance

Mil Mi-8MTV-1

page 1

1975

Russian Federation

Polish Air Force

Helicopter

Multi Role (military)

Dassault Falcon 900EX

page 1

1984

France

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Let L-410UVP-E20

page 1

1969

Czech Republic

Slovak Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Morane D-3801

page 1

1935

France

Switzerland


Association Morane Charlie-Fox

Aircraft

Fighter

Boeing KC-767A

page 1

2005

United States

Italian Air Force

Aircraft

Aerial Refuelling

Lockheed C-130J-30 Super Hercules

page 1

1954

United States

Royal Danish Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules

page 1

1954

United States

United Arab Emirates Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Antonov An-26 Curl

page 1

1969

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Hungarian Air Force

Aircraft

Military Transport

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

page 1

1936

United Kingdom

Classic Aircraft Displays

Aircraft

Fighter

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk VIIIc

page 1

1936

United Kingdom

Meier Motors GmbH

Aircraft

Fighter

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

page 1

1972

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

EKW C-3603

page 1

1939

Switzerland

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Multi Role (military)

Morane-Saulnier MS-505 Criquet

page 1

1936

Germany

France


Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Reconnaissance

North American Aviation Rockwell OV-10 Bronco

page 1

1965

United States

Musée Européen de l'Aviation de Chasse

Aircraft

Ground Attack

Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo-Porter

page 1
page 2

1959

Switzerland

Swiss Land Forces

Aircraft

Military Transport

Eurocopter EC635 P2+

page 1
page 2

1994

France

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom




Swiss Air Force

Helicopter

Military Transport

Hawker Sea Fury FB11

page 1

1945

United Kingdom

Unknown

Aircraft

Fighter

Hawker Hunter T.Mk.68

page 1
page 2

1951

United Kingdom

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

Northrop F-5F Tiger II

page 1

1972

United States

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

de Havilland DH.115 Vampire Mk.55

page 1

1943

United Kingdom

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

CASA 1.131-E

page 1

1934

Germany

Unknown

Aircraft

Trainer

Pilatus P-3

page 1

1953

Switzerland

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

Pilatus P-2-03

page 1

1945

Switzerland

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Trainer

Hawker Hunter Mk 58

page 1

1951

United Kingdom

Swiss Air Force

Aircraft

Fighter

Cessna 208 Caravan

page 1

1982

United States

Royal Air Force Falcons

Aircraft

Airliner

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Series 300 Twin Otter

page 1

1965

Canada

Swiss Federal Office of Topography

Aircraft

Airliner

Aérospatiale Alouette II

page 1

1955

France

Swiss Air Force

Helicopter

Reconnaissance

Aérospatiale Alouette III

page 1

1959

France

Swiss Air Force

Helicopter

Multiple Roles (civilian)

Dornier Do 228 LM/NG

page 1

1981

Germany

Switzerland


German Navy

Aircraft

Pollution Control

F+W C-3605

page 1

1968

Switzerland

Unknown

Aircraft

Target Tug