Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport! Every Tuesday from 1830z to 2130z, expect full staffing, professional and friendly ATC service and plenty of traffic.
Enjoy one of total 4 IFR approaches or get yourself a spot as a small VFR aircraft between the big birds. VFR flights are still performed regularly despite the airport's size. This makes flying VFR to/from Zurich extremely interesting, but it's also a huge challenge which requires careful preparation. A lot of small airfields in the vicinity offer numerous possibilities for short VFR hops.
Zurich is a unique airport with a lot of operational restrictions due to noise abatement and its challenging layout. We know it by heart and love this airport with all its rough edges. And we are sure you gonna love it as well!
Join our frequencies every Tuesday evening and enjoy!
Last Friday night of the month? Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines, as vACC Switzerland launches the latest addition to its event catalogue at Geneva International Airport (LSGG). With a single concrete runway, controllers face the challenge of getting the timing just right, in order to clear you to land just seconds after departing traffic’s gear has left the ground. Needless to say, expect late landing clearances.
Waiting at the holding point? Get ready to line up behind landing traffic or execute a rolling takeoff, for there is bound to be traffic on final awaiting that late landing clearance.
We are up for the challenge, fully staffed and ready to get you in and out safely, one by one. Look out for the chain of landing lights on the ILS in Geneva, every last Friday of the month from 1800z to 2000z.
Dear Pilots and Controllers alike
We are pleased to announce the next online day which takes place in Switzerland's federal city each first Sunday of the month at Bern Airport (LSZB), also known as Bern-Belp Airport. The airport of the Swiss capital city will be staffed from 1900z. Visit us and enjoy a scenic VFR flight amidst the nearby Swiss Alps, fly IFR and use the runway 14 ILS approach over the old town of Bern or land on runway 32 after visually circling for descent. LSZB is home to a Rega (Swiss Air-Rescue) base, the Mountain Flyers and the Swiss Helicopter Group (former Heliswiss), welcoming all helicopter pilots amongst you as well.
When flying to Bern, you might want to leave your A380 in the hangar and use a light or medium aircraft due to the limitation in runway dimensions. The main asphalt runway measures 1730 meters in length and is 30 meters wide (5676x98ft). However, Helvetic Airways serves Bern with their Airbus A319 and every now and then, Boeing 737 are seen landing and departing from Bern, which leaves you with a wide range of aircrafts to choose from.
We look forward to hearing you on frequency!
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