Meiringen Air Base

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

Working with the command organisations at Switzerland’s other air bases, Meiringen Air Base Command is responsible for the permanent operational readiness of the Swiss Air Force. Most of its 100 or so employees work in Meiringen, though a small group is based at Bern Airport, working for the Federal Air Transport Service.

Meiringen-Unterbach Air Base is operational all year round but jet operations are not scheduled in summertime.

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.



Big guide three times per year


next Date: 17.10.2018 Visit the Meiringen Air Base and learn more about the tasks of the air force. An application is required on the day before by noon at the latest at the tourist information office of the Alpine Region

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Axalp air force live fire event

Tiger Patrouille
Tiger Patrouille

On 10 and 11 October 2018
(training 09 October)

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Visites guidées

visitor guides

visitor guides

Guided tours offered by the Meiringen Air Base throughout the year in various forms.

Inform yourself on the following pages ....


Badge Flpl Meiringen

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


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Swiss Air Force

Meiringen Air Base
CH-3857 Unterbach

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