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Meiringen Air Base

Startbereite F/A-18C Hornet auf dem Militärflugplatz Meiringen.
Hornet F/A-18 J-5012

Meiringen Air Base Command is responsible for the permanent operational readiness of the Air Force. Most of its 200 employees work in Meiringen, while some are stationed at Bern Belp airport. They use the latest technology to meet their daily challenges, working precisely and to the highest standards on the front line and contributing significantly to Switzerland's security by managing flight operations, maintaining the extensive infrastructure and monitoring the airspace. In addition, the air base employs 30 apprentices, training as polymechanics, automotive technicians and operational maintenance engineers.

Fighter Squadron 11, one of the three Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet squadrons, is an important pillar of Switzerland’s air defence. Since January 2006, Fighter Squadron 11 has been flying its daily missions from its home base at Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland, while the two other F/A-18 squadrons operate from Payerne in Western Switzerland.

During their refresher courses, the conscript organisation Air Base Command 13 works closely with the full-time professionals at the Meiringen Air Base Command to maintain air base operations.

Skyguide, the provider of air navigation services throughout Switzerland, is responsible for air traffic control.

Bern Airport is regularly frequented by federal councillors, and other distinguished guests and VIPs from Switzerland and abroad. The staff of the Federal Air Transport Service are responsible for the required helicopter and VIP aircraft operations.


Visitors / exhibition in Hangar 1

Hangar 1
hangar 1

From April to October, Hangar 1 will be open to the public on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

The exhibition will include an equipped Tiger F-5 aircraft, an Alouette III helicopter, various engines, a flight simulator and other exhibits.

Specialists will be present to answer any questions.


Restaurant "Fliegertreff"
Mr Philipp Feuz (SV Group Schweiz)
Flpl Kdo Meiringen
CH-3857 Unterbach-Meiringen

Tel:    +41 58 461 65 85

  • Public
  •  106 seats
  •  catering offer
  •  Take away offer
  •  Loudspeaker system and projector
  •  Parking lots available
  •  Terrace with 50 seats
  •  guest restaurant with 25 seats
  •  Hearty cuisine

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Swiss Air Force Meiringen Air Base
CH-3857 Unterbach
+41 58 461 64 64


Swiss Air Force

Meiringen Air Base
CH-3857 Unterbach

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