Flying Formation | 75 Years of Zürich Airport

75 Years of Zürich Airport

This year Zürich Airport celebrated it 75th anniversary. Between the 1st to 3rd September the airport hosted a big festival for the special occasion. There were a bunch of aircraft on static display, ranging for a small Diamond DA40 NG, all the way to an A330-300 in the SR Technics / SWISS Technics Hanger.

The main highlight of the day was the flypast of a Helvetic Airways Embraer E190-E2 alongside the Patrouille Suisse with their Northrop F-5’s.

The Main Event

A high speed flypast with all aircraft. A very unique sight to see at an international airport!

The Special Sticker

HB-AZF with it’s special livery sticker (We ♥ ZRH)

Follow the Leader

All 6 of the Patrouille Suisse following the Helvetic Airways E190-E2 whilst in the Delta formation

The Mirror

Two F-5E’s (J-3084 & J-3088) performing the formation mirror.

The Patrouille Suisse

Patrouille Suisse is the Swiss nation Display team. They currently have 6 F-5E Tiger aircraft in the team and have used the F-5E since 1995.

The Arrival

After the display the E190-E2 landed and parked near to the festival area. The aircraft was then prepared for it’s scheduled passenger flight to London City Airport.


Very cool shots @Chris_Wing!

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Great shots @Chris_Wing 😍

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Pilot waving is amazing lol

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this is gorgeous! wish i could’ve witnessed it

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