03/15/10 21:37:34 z von Pascal Pulver

New LSZH GND chart

Attention! These changes are important to pilots and ATC controllers.

New LSZH ground chart available:

download: www.vacc.ch/file/34

- B stands / construction area
- C / D stands updated / removed
- G stands
- Intermediate Holding Position (RWY 28, see below)


At Zurich Airport Intermediate Holding Position were introduced some time ago. It's already implemented in the Freez v0.9 scenery. What is different to the holding point and what do you have to consider?

Definition: Intermediate holding position. A designatd position intended for traffic control at which taxiing aircraft and vehicles shall stop and hold until further cleared to proceed, when so instructed by ATC.

Each position has it's own expression. That is the main difference to the holding point which is only a generall definition. An intermediate holding postition on taxiway "A" starts normally (not always!) with "A" followed by a figure. So, the first one it's called "A1", the second one "A2" and so on. At Zurich there are now four positions: A1, S1, S2 and Y1. You can find them south of threshold runway 28.


ATC: SWR123 taxi to the intermediate holding position A1 via E and A.

You don't have to mention the runway anymore in the taxi instruction.
You may shorten the expression:

ATC: SWR123 taxi to holding position A1 via E and A.

Traffic taxiing from GAC Sector 1:
A piston aircraft needs a run-up prior departure. Have a look at the
map. There is a run-up area east of the intermediate holding position S1. So, piston aircaft must taxi via the holding position S1. All other taxi preferably via S2 whether it is a VFR or IFR flight.

Example piston aircraft, VFR flight:
ATC: HBCDE QNH 1015, taxi to holding position S1, when ready for departure contact Tower 118.1

Example jet, IFR flight:
ATC: HBJED taxi to holding position S2.

03/15/10 20:40:52 z von Pascal Pulver

New LSZR charts

New Approach, Arrival and Departure charts available for LSZR

download: www.vacc.ch/en/documents/airports_and_charts/LSZR

02/01/10 13:20:01 z von Markus Zürcher

Staff change

From today on Pascal Pulver is our new Operation Department Leader. He's replacing Raffael Walther who was active for Swiss FIR and VACC Switzerland for many Years.

Thank You Raffael for the time you spent for our Community, and many thanks to Pascal for taking over this challenging function.

01/08/10 17:14:25 z von Pascal Pulver


LSGG SOP Version 3.1 is now available on our server.

download:  www.vacc.ch/file/122



- missing SPR holding added
- Graphics AoR corrected
- Lower altitude in "Crossing of RWY axis" corrected to 3000ft
- wrong numeration of chapters corrected.

01/01/10 22:59:08 z von Jürg Gaensli

TMS has been released

It's my pleasure to announce the release of our new Trainings Management System, short TMS. With this system it's much easier to organize trainings sessions. No more communication via email or in the forum is necessary. Read more about it on:


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