Davos Defenders

For a two-week period in January the Swiss Air Force protected the airspace over the World Economic Forum in Davos, as Neil Dunridge explains.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

img_86-1_38.jpg
F/A-18C J-5026 lands at Sion after an armed CAP sortie over Davos. The fighter, which was the last example to roll off the local assembly line in Emmen, features a UFO ‘zap’ on the fuselage side. All photos Neil Dunridge

BETWEEN JANUARY 16 and 27 the Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) carried out its regular Wiederholungskurs (repetition training) at Sion Air Base. The first week (January 16-21) of this activity included armed combat air patrols (CAPs) flown over Davos, Switzerland while the World Economic Forum (WEF) was taking place.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below