IFATC at Home - Switzerland

IFATC at Home - Switzerland


Grüezi! Bonjour! Ciao! Hello! Along with this sunday’s schedule airports all around Switzerland will be staffed by the Swiss IFATC-Team. From The largest and busiest airport Zürich to the difficult approach into Sion our team will make sure you have a great day visiting Swiss airspace. Our Team is also happy to see as much GA flying as possible, so make sure you know the terrain before you start flying VFR in the Alps.

Zürich Airport

Runways

Runway Length ft Surface
10/28 8,202 Concrete
14/32 10,827 Concrete
16/34 12,139 Concrete

For most of the day and in most conditions, runway 14 is used for landings and runways 16 and 28 are used for takeoffs, although different patterns are used early morning and in the evenings

Recommended Routes

Flight Number Livery Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
LX724 Swiss A319 Amsterdam (EHAM) 1:40 Deliver your passengers at one of the world’s biggest junctions of commercial aviation featuring 6 different runways. IFATC Thread
LX646 Swiss A321 Paris (LFPG) 1:25 Paris is always an excellent choice. Arrive in style at the airport of Charle de Gaulle with the elegant A321 of Swiss.
U28118 Easyjet A320 Gatwick (EGKK) 1:45 Be sure to spawn at the remote stand sector C at LSZH - one of the world’s most expensive airports - as Easyjet dispenses with gangways. IFATC Thread
LX8 Swiss B77W Chicago (KORD) 9:45 If you are looking for a long-haul flight with active ATC at your departure and destination airport, this flight is for you. IFATC Thread
LX380 Swiss A321 Manchester (EGCC) 1:50 Due to special regulations, only one runway will be in use, so make sure to fuel your plane sufficient. IFATC Thread
LX1100 Swiss A319 Munich (EDDM) 0:50 Voted as Europe’s best airport (2019), the hub of the south features two parallel runways creating a continuous traffic flow. IFATC Thread
LX1574 Swiss A321 Vienna (LOWW) 1:25 There is nothing better than visiting the beautiful country of Austria. The booked out flights to its capital require the A321.
LX1678 Swiss A319 Florence (LIRQ) 1:15 Visit Florence in the beautiful Toscana, the cradle of Renaissance. The airport features a challenging approach due to a mountain in front of the runway.
BA8766 British Airways E190 London City (EGLC) 1:45 When following real-world procedures, London City features one of the most exciting approaches. IFATC Thread
LX4580 Swiss A321 Lisbon (LPPT) 2:55 Experience beautiful Iberian landscapes during the three-hour flight in which you pass various countries.

Geneva Airport

Runways

Runway Length ft Surface
04 / 22 12,795 Concrete
04L / 22R 2,700 Grass / Earth

Usually, runway 22 is used when the wind is calm. If the wind is stronger than 4 knots and in a direction going from 320 to 140 degrees, then runway 04 will be used.

Recommended Routes

Flight Number Airline Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
LX2324 Swiss A319 Calvi (LFKC) 1:10 Located on the island of Corsica the airport of Calvi offers a challenging circling approach.
LX2352 Swiss A321 Corfu (LGKR) 2:10 Due to the short runway landing on the Greek island of Corfu is especially dangerous. IFATC Thread
BA2284 British Airways E190 London City (EGLC) 1:35 When following real-world procedures London City features one of the most exciting approaches. IFATC Thread
U21529 Easyjet A320 Seville (LEZL) 2:25 The capital of Andalusia offers a beautiful airport which is inspired by mosques, palaces, and orange trees. IFATC Thread
LX1126 Swiss A319 Munich (EDDM) 1:10 Voted as Europe’s best airport (2019) the hub of the south features two parallel runways creating a continuous traffic flow. IFATC Thread
HV6016 Transavia B738 Rotterdam (EHRD) 1:30 As one of the biggest airports in the Netherlands Transavia offers multiple routes to and from Rotterdam. IFATC Thread
AZ565 Alitalia A321 Milano Linate (LIML) 0:55 Enjoy a quick city hop to the calmer airport of Milan with Alitalia’s A321.
LS818 Jet2 B738 Manchester (EGCC) 1:50 Due to special regulations only one runway will be in use so make sure to fuel your plane sufficient. IFATC Thread
LX2332 Swiss A319 Biarritz (LFBZ) 1:25 Fly to the surfer city in the south-east of France at the Atlantic Ocean.
LX2200 Swiss A321 Marrakech (GMMX) 3:00 Escape to the Africa desert in under 3 hours with the elegant Swiss livery of the A321.

Sion Airport

Runways

Runway Length ft Surface
07R / 25L 6,562 Asphalt
07L / 25R 1,820 Grass

Recommended Routes

Flight Number Airline Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
LX2550 Swiss E190 London Heathrow (EGLL) 1:30 Fly in to one of the busiest airports in the world, London Heathrow.
Flight 5022 FlyBair E190 Palma De Mallorca (LEPA) 01:45 Palma De Mallorca is located on the Balearic Islands and is Spain’s third largest airport.

GA Routes for Sion!

Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
C750/CRJ2 Innsbruck (LOWI) 0:50 Innsbruck is one of the world’s most dangerous and legendary airports. The controller kindly asks you to have a look at the real-world procedure charts before landing. IFATC Thread
TBM9 Zurich (LSZH) 0:40 Fly to Switzerland’s main hub on the other side of the country. LSZH features multiple General Aviation Sector all around the airport for you to choose from.
C750/CRJ2 Cannes (LFMD) 0:50 This route reminds you of your nostalgia of the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy the incredible Ligurian landscape on the short flight direction Cannes.
TBM9 Courchevel (LFLJ) 0:30 Courchevel is one of the world’s most dangerous and legendary airports. We suggest training for the approach on solo mode prior to departure as one can easily get lost.
C750/CRJ2 Biggin Hill (EGKB) 1:30 Known as one of Europe’s busiest private jet airports Biggin Hill is the perfect gateway to the city of London.
C750/CRJ2 Paris (LFPB) 1:00 Paris is always an excellent choice. Arrive in style at the private jet airport Le Bourget with your aircraft of choice.
TBM9 Lugano (LSZA) 0:30 Lugano forms the heart of Switzerland’s Italian part and offers an extremely steep and exciting approach for runway 01.

Basel Airport

Runways

Runway Length ft Surface
15 / 33 12,795 Concrete
08 / 26 5,971 Concrete

For Basel please expect Runway 15 / 33 for landing or takeoff. Runway 08 / 26 is only used for smaller Aircraft and when the winds are the correct conditions.


The Team

Controller Local Airport Favourite Airport in Switzerland
@Chris_Wing LSZI LSZH
@Nick_Wing LSZI LSZH
@SunDown LSPL / LSMF LSZH
@Beniamino LSZH LSZH
@Captain_Zen LSGG LSGS
@Rocco LSZH LSGK
@Antoine_Turrian LSGG LSZH

Thanks to @Rocco for the routes :)

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Hey There! I will add you to the list! What time will you be open?

Wow, that’s one amazing thread, well done! I might even stop by there on Sunday…

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We do not have explicit Times, but mostly through the whole day

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Ok got it thanks!

Wow. Switzerland as a whole is beautiful, but I especially love Sion. Happy controlling!

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Zurich (LSZH) is reopening later today

IFATC at Home has officially started. Visit us at Zurich airport, which is offering a wide range of worldwide connections. Please find the selected routes below.

Recommended Routes
Flight Number Livery Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
LX724 Swiss A319 Amsterdam (EHAM) 1:40 Deliver your passengers at one of the world’s biggest junctions of commercial aviation featuring 6 different runways. IFATC Thread
LX646 Swiss A321 Paris (LFPG) 1:25 Paris is always an excellent choice. Arrive in style at the airport of Charle de Gaulle with the elegant A321 of Swiss.
U28118 Easyjet A320 Gatwick (EGKK) 1:45 Be sure to spawn at the remote stand sector C at LSZH - one of the world’s most expensive airports - as Easyjet dispenses with gangways. IFATC Thread
LX8 Swiss B77W Chicago (KORD) 9:45 If you are looking for a long-haul flight with active ATC at your departure and destination airport, this flight is for you. IFATC Thread
LX380 Swiss A321 Manchester (EGCC) 1:50 Due to special regulations, only one runway will be in use, so make sure to fuel your plane sufficient. IFATC Thread
LX1100 Swiss A319 Munich (EDDM) 0:50 Voted as Europe’s best airport (2019), the hub of the south features two parallel runways creating a continuous traffic flow. IFATC Thread
LX1574 Swiss A321 Vienna (LOWI) 1:25 There is nothing better than visiting the beautiful country of Austria. The booked out flights to its capital require the A321.
LX1678 Swiss A319 Florence (LIRQ) 1:15 Visit Florence in the beautiful Toscana, the cradle of Renaissance. The airport features a challenging approach due to a mountain in front of the runway.
BA8766 British Airways E190 London City (EGLC) 1:45 When following real-world procedures, London City features one of the most exciting approaches. IFATC Thread
LX4580 Swiss A321 Lisbon (LPPT) 2:55 Experience beautiful Iberian landscapes during the three-hour flight in which you pass various countries.
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Sion (LSGS) Closed

IFATC at Home has officially started. Visit us at Sion airport, which is offering a great place to practice your pattern work. Avoid the terrain as you fly through the valley. You can also do a simple flight to LSZH or anywhere you prefer.

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Geneva (LSGG) closed

located at the end of Lake Geneva, the airport of Geneva will offer you a magnificent place to train at landings while taking into account the mountainous terrain that surrounds it.

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Update

Basel LFSB / LSZM has been added to our featured airports. Some of our controllers might open there later.

Have a great Sunday everyone - Your SWISS IFATC team

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Zurich (LSZH) Controller change in Progress

Zurich is just about to open and will be provided by your favourite Wing Brother duo.

Tower//Ground//Atis will be provided by @Chris_Wing
Approach//Departure will be provided by @Nick_Wing

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Reopening Later on

A big thank you to every pilot that visited us in Switzerland. Currently, we are taking a short break and are going to reopen soon. @Captain_Zen (Approach) and I (Ground, Tower, ATIS) are going to open the beautiful airport of Sion (LSGS) 2020-05-10T19:00:00Z. The airport in Valais offers a beautiful approach through the alps into a valley. Come join us and fly one of our recommended routes (see above).

Zurich (LSZH) and Geneva (LSGG) may reopen as well later on.

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Can Sion take a 747? I’m going to take a flight from Tehran so I’d like to know whether to go to Zurich with no ATC or Sion with ATC. Thanks

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No 747’s at Sion

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Sion (LSGS) Now Closed

Come and visit us as the sun sets over the spectacular region of Valais in the Swiss Alps. Due to uncommon winds, planes arriving from the east have the chance to experience a challenging circling approach in the beautiful valley of Sion. Below you will find a few recommended routes.

Please note that the largest aircraft permitted is an A321/B737.

Recommended Routes
Aircraft Destination Flight Time Note
C750/CRJ2 Innsbruck (LOWI) 0:50 Innsbruck is one of the world’s most dangerous and legendary airports. The controller kindly asks you to have a look at the real-world procedure charts before landing.
TBM9 Zurich (LSZH) 0:40 Fly to Switzerland’s main hub on the other side of the country. LSZH features multiple General Aviation Sector all around the airport for you to choose from.
C750/CRJ2 Cannes (LFMD) 0:50 This route reminds you of your nostalgia of the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy the incredible Ligurian landscape on the short flight direction Cannes.
TBM9 Courchevel (LFLJ) 0:30 Courchevel is one of the world’s most dangerous and legendary airports. We suggest training for the approach on solo mode prior to departure as one can easily get lost.
C750/CRJ2 Biggin Hill (EGKB) 1:30 Known as one of Europe’s busiest private jet airports Biggin Hill is the perfect gateway to the city of London.
C750/CRJ2 Paris (LFPB) 1:00 Paris is always an excellent choice. Arrive in style at the private jet airport Le Bourget with your aircraft of choice.
TBM9 Lugano (LSZA) 0:30 Lugano forms the heart of Switzerland’s Italian part and offers an extremely steep and exciting approach for runway 01.

Update: Runway 25 is in use featuring an ILS approach. The landing from this side is as scenic as the other side though!

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I’m nearing Zurich at the moment any chance of ATC?

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Thank You

A big thank you to every pilot that visited us yesterday. We hope you enjoyed your Swiss journey. We - the controllers - had great pleasure guiding you through the country.

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LSZH is now open !

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Geneva (LSGG) is now open including approach and departure frequencies.

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Zurich (LSZH) Open

All of these frequencies are opening:

Tower
Ground
ATIS
Approach
Departure
Center

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