SPECTACULAR SION: THE LAST CALL

Time is almost up for the Swiss Air Force presence at Sion air base, but not before a Repetition Course and a call of duty to protect world leaders during the 2017 World Economic Forum at Davos.

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Armed with live wingtipmounted AIM-9X Sidewinders and a single AIM-120B AMRAAM, a ‘battle flight’ F/A-18C departs Sion for an air policing mission over Davos.
Steve Bainbridge

ONE OF THE most spectacular air bases in the world, Sion is located in the Valais region at the foot of a dramatic mountain valley. As the Swiss Air Force begins another round of streamlining, the base is moving to all-commercial operations and the military will cease flying from here in December.

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