Aircraft live fire warnings

Dammastock / Sustenhorn air force firing range

Dammastock / Sustenhorn area, map scale 1:50'000, sheet 255 Sustenpass (red = firing range borders)
Dammastock / Sustenhorn area, map scale 1:50'000, sheet 255 Sustenpass (red = firing range borders)

In this area, ‘air-to-air’ shooting exercises are carried out with combat aircraft canons, using air targets. For more information, view the live fire warnings posted in the vicinity and surrounding communes.

  • The original live fire warning is binding.
  • You can find a PDF copy below. It contains all relevant phone numbers for enquiries.

WARNING

  • Entering the danger zone can be fatal and is therefore prohibited. The instructions on the cordoning posts must be followed.
  • During firing times, red/white flags, red/white balloons or (at night) three red lights will be set up in a triangle shape, in clear view along the perimeter of the danger zone and weapon positions.


Axalp air force firing range (LS-R6)

SCHIESSANZEIGE AXALP
Black = Axalp firing range danger zone (map scale 1:25'000, sheet 1209)

FIRING HAZARD

The Meiringen Air Base Command issues the following live fire warnings to the local newspapers (Amtsanzeiger Oberhasli, Amtsanzeiger Interlaken).

In general, there are two live fire warnings per year:

  • the first one is issued in September for the October-December period
  • the second one is issued in the last week of December for the January-May period

In the area described below, south of Axalp and Hinterburgalp, aircraft live fire exercises will take place from

 

  • 8 January to 31 May 2018
  • 1 October to 14 December 2018

 

with F/A-18 Hornet and F-5 Tiger II aircraft canons.

Firing times:

Monday through Friday, 8.45am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
(during refresher courses: 8.45am – 4.30pm)

Signalling:

Live fire exercises are indicated through red/white warning windsocks set up at the firing command post on the Tschingel.

Danger zone:

Map scale 1:25'000, sheet 1209 

  • all southern slopes between Oltschiburg Pt 2162/2234 - Pt 2152 - Sattel Pt 1943 - Pt 1959 - Axalphorn Pt 2321 - Tschingel Pt 2243;
  • the area to the east of Tschingel Pt 2243 - Pt 2108 - Lütschentälti (excluding cabins) – Torwangspitz;
  • all northern slopes between Torwangspitz - Gärstenhorn Pt 2798 - Gärstenlücke Pt 2673 - Pt 2780 - Wildgärst Pt 2890 - Pt 2886 - Pt 2686 - Pt 2701 - Pt 2715 - Pt 2640 - Garzen Pt 2709 - Pt 2371 - Wandelgrat Pt 2263 - Pt 2253 - Wandelhorn Pt 2303 – the area to the west of Wandelhorn Pt 2303 - Chüewang Pt 1666 - Bielen (excluding cabins) - Oltschiburg Pt 2162.

 

BAN

Entering the danger zone described above during the firing times listed is prohibited. As doing so is extremely dangerous, touching or picking up unexploded ordnances or parts of projectiles that may still contain explosives is strictly prohibited. It is possible for unexploded ordnances and projectile parts to explode even years after they were fired.

If you find an unexploded ordnance or part of a projectile that may still contain explosives, you must mark its location and report it to the Meiringen Air Base:

Tel +41 58 461 64 64 or 117.

We reserve the right to impose criminal sanctions in accordance with Art. 225 or other provisions of the Swiss Criminal Code.

We request that you comply with these rules. The military authorities accept no responsibility whatsoever for any accident resulting from non-compliance.

For further information, in particular in regard to the definite firing dates and security measures, contact the Meiringen Air Base: +41 58 461 64 64.

ATTENTION

The original live fire warning is binding. You can find a PDF copy below. 

  • 2018 Axalp Axalp firing hazard
    3 January - 25 May 2018
    21.12.2017 | PDF, 1 Pages, 65 KB, German
  • Axalp firing range danger zone
    This PDF shows the same map as the JPEG image above, but in a significantly higher resolution (preferable in particular for printing).
    12.09.2017 | PDF, 1 Pages, 6 MB, German

Lake Neuchâtel air force firing range (LS-R4) / Place de tir d'aviation du lac de Neuchâtel (LS-R4)

SCHIESSANZEIGE AXALP
LS-R4 restricted flight zone (military pilot’s map)

The firing events that take place on Lake Neuchâtel and are coordinated in Forel (FR) are carried out on individual days within the following time blocks:

  • 8 January to 31 May 2018
  • 1 October to 14 December 2018

     Monday through Friday, 9am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 4pm

 

Exercises with F/A-18 Hornets and F-5 Tiger II aircraft are carried out during these times.


Wasserfallen air force firing range

The Wasserfallen air force firing range is part of the Glaubenberg infantry air force range. Please view the corresponding live fire warning for Territorial Region 2 (Ter Reg 2).

Glaubenberg is situated between Schüpfheim in Entlebuch and Lake Sarnen, in the border region between the cantons of Lucerne and Obwalden.

Aircraft live fire exercises are carried out on individual days within the following time blocks:

  • 8 January to 31 May 2018
    Exact times to be coordinated with Coordination Point 2 of Ter Reg 2 in Kriens, Lucerne
  • 1 June to 31 October 2018, 9am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 5pm (during refresher courses:  9am – 5pm).
  • 1 November to 14 December 2018

     Exact times to be coordinated with Coordination Point 2 of Ter Reg 2 in            Kriens, Lucerne

Mainly exercises with F/A-18 Hornets and F-5 Tiger II aircraft are carried out at these times.

The Wasserfallen air force firing range is also used by helicopter crews flying Cougar helicopters for ISSYS exercises with chaff & flare. (ISSYS = integrated self-protection system.) 

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