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LSZH - Zurich (major airport)

(c) Picture by Tis Meyer

Zürich ist ohne Zweifel der bedeutenste Flughafen der Schweiz. Mit drei Start- und Landebahnen, die je nach Wind und Uhrzeit (siehe Preferential Runway System) genutzt werden.
Winterliche Nebellagen verlangen von Piloten die Fähigkeit, auch eine CAT II oder sogar eine CAT IIIb Landung hinzulegen. Das Alpenpanorama, welches man nach dem Start geniessen kann, sowie die verfügbaren, hochqualitativen Szenerien für den Flugsimulator setzen dem Flug noch das Sahnehäubchen auf.

Zurich is without doubt the most important airport in Switzerland. Depending on the wind and time of the day, different runway configurations are in use (see Preferential Runway System).
During winter months fog can become predominant and thus, pilots need to execute a CAT II or even a CAT IIIb landing. After departure, one can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Alps and the high quality sceneries available for the different flight simulators add that little extra to your next flight into or out of Zurich.

Runway Preferential runway system
Identifier Approach Dimension Surface
VISUAL 2500 x 60 m
(8202 x 197 ft)
ILS (CAT IIIb) 3300 x 60 m
(10827 x 197 ft)
ILS (CAT IIIb) 3700 x 60 m
(12139 x 197 ft)

Arrivals: RWY 14
Departures: RWY 28
Runways will be used up to 10 kts (RWY 14) and 7 kts (RWY 28) tailwind-component

Weekdays until 0600Z(0500Z summer) arrivals RWY 34,departures RWY 32.
Weekends and holiday until 0800Z(0700Z summer) arrivals RWY 34, departures RWY 32

Weekdays after 2000Z(1900Z summer) arrivals RWY 28, departures RWY 32
Weekends and holidays after 1900Z(1800Z summer) arrivals RWY 28, departures RWY 32

Since on the VATSIM network we have most of our traffic in the evenings, it is the decision of the TOWER ATC to comply or not to comply with these procedures.

METEO Reports
241550Z 05011KT 9999 FEW045 18/07 Q1024 NOSIG
241425Z 2415/2521 07011KT 9999 FEW040 TX19/2415Z TN06/2505Z TX20/2515Z
BECMG 2415/2418 CAVOK
BECMG 2417/2419 VRB02KT
BECMG 2501/2503 4000 MIFG NSC
BECMG 2503/2506 0350 FG VV001
BECMG 2506/2508 1500 BCFG SCT002
BECMG 2508/2510 9999 SCT005
BECMG 2509/2512 CAVOK

Charts - LSZH
F Approach APCH01 RWY14 TRANS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH02 RWY14 ILS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH03 RWY14 LOC27.03.2023
F Approach APCH05 RWY14 RNP27.03.2023
F Approach APCH06 RWY16 TRANS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH07 RWY16 ILS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH08 RWY16 LOC27.03.2023
F Approach APCH10 RWY28 TRANS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH11 RWY28 ILS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH12 RWY28 LOC27.03.2023
F Approach APCH13 RWY28 RNP27.03.2023
F Approach APCH14 RWY28 VOR27.03.2023
F Approach APCH15 RWY34 TRANS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH16 RWY34 ILS27.03.2023
F Approach APCH17 RWY34 LOC27.03.2023
F Approach APCH18 RWY34 VOR27.03.2023
F Arrival STAR1 AMIKI24.02.2022
F Arrival STAR2 GIPOL RNAV24.02.2022
F Arrival STAR3 GIPOL NON-RNAV24.02.2022
F Departure DEP1 TRANSIT DEGES ZUE24.02.2022
F Departure DEP2 TRANSIT VEBIT WIL24.02.2022
F Departure SID Suspended09.10.2021
F Departure SID01 DEGES GERSA RNAV124.02.2022
F Departure SID02 VEBIT RNAV1+RF24.02.2022
F Departure SID03 32 DEGES ZUE RNAV124.02.2022
F Departure SID04 34 DEGES ZUE RNAV124.02.2022
F Departure SID05 32 VEBIT RNAV1 24.02.2022
F Departure SID06 34 VEBIT RNAV1 24.02.2022
F Departure SID07 DEGES24.02.2022
F Departure SID08 VEBIT24.02.2022
F Departure SID09 WIL24.02.2022
F Departure SID10 ZUE24.02.2022
F General Airspace22.08.2016
F Ground GND1 AD11.12.2014
F Ground GND2 A38811.12.2014
F Ground GND3 Parking11.12.2014
C Package Fullpack27.03.2023
F VFR VAC08.04.2016

Sceneries - LSZH
E Freeware TDG Zurich Airport Switzerland XP1121.08.2018
E Freeware Zurich FSX & P3D11.07.2017
E Payware Aerosoft Airport Zurich V2.0 XP01.06.2016
E Payware Aerosoft Mega Airport Zurich V2.012.11.2015
E Payware Aerosoft Mega Airport Zurich V2.0 professional21.08.2018
E Payware Zurich v2 MSFS202020.11.2020

LSAS_CTR Swiss Radar 134.600 MHz
LSAS_I_CTR Swiss Information 124.700 MHz
LSAZ_CTR Swiss Radar 133.050 MHz
LSAZ_E_CTR Swiss Radar 133.900 MHz
LSAZ_N_CTR Swiss Radar 135.150 MHz
LSAZ_S_CTR Swiss Radar 128.050 MHz
LSAZ_W_CTR Swiss Radar 135.675 MHz
LSZH_APP Zurich Arrival 135.225 MHz
LSZH_W_APP Zurich Arrival (West) 130.550 MHz
LSZH_F_APP Zurich Final 125.325 MHz
LSZH_DEP Zurich Departure 125.950 MHz
LSZH_TWR Zurich Tower 118.100 MHz
LSZH_2_TWR Zurich Tower 120.225 MHz
LSZH_GND Zurich Ground 121.900 MHz
LSZH_N_GND Zurich Apron (North) 121.850 MHz
LSZH_S_GND Zurich Apron (South) 121.750 MHz
LSZH_DEL Zurich Delivery 121.925 MHz
LSZH_ATIS Zurich ATIS 125.725 MHz


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