F/A-18 Hornet Solo Display

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Badge F/A-18 Hornet Solo Display

In 2017, Captain Nicolas "Vincent" Rossier, F/A-18 pilot from Fighter Squadron 17, was appointed the Swiss Air Force's Hornet Display pilot, which will make 2019 his third performance season. Captain Rossier, who hails from Fribourg, already has 1,900 flying hours to his credit, of which 1,500 are on jet aircraft, including 900 on the F/A-18 Hornet.

Capt Rossier completed the flight preparation courses (formerly FVS, now known as SPHAIR) at Ecuvillens.

Captain Rossier completed his air force training flying the following aircraft:

  • Pilatus PC-7,
  • Northrop F-5E Tiger II,
  • and Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.

 

Capt Rossier has been assigned to Squadron 17 since 2008. For three years, he flew the Mirage 2000 as exchange pilot with the French Armée de l’Air. Today, he passes on his experience as a flight instructor.

F/A-18 Hornet

For their attractive solo performances, our display pilots fly the Boeing F/A-18C Hornet interceptor.

F/A-18C Hornet

Hornet Solo Display schedule

Below, you can find the 2018 F/A-18 Hornet Solo Display schedule:

Location Event Date (Timing) Trg/Demo
Payerne Training course 9-20 April 18 Training
La Ferté-Alais (France) Le temps des hélices

18 May 2018

19-20 May 2018

Training

Demo

Aalborg (Denmark) Danish Airshow

9 June 2018

10 June 2018

Training

Demo

Payerne Journée Portes Ouvertes

15 June 2018

16 June 2018 (11:00-12:00)

Training

Demo

Bure 50 ans Place d'armes de Bure

15 June 2018 (11:15-11:45)

16 June 2018 (14:00)

Training

Demo

Ecuvillens RIO: Rencontres Internationales Oldtimers

22 June 2018 (14:15)

23 June 2018 (16:00)

Training

Demo

Fairford (GB) Royal International Air Tattoo

12 July 2018

13-15 July 2018

Training

Demo

Dittingen Dittinger Flugtage

24 Aug 2018 (11:15)

25 Aug 2018 (17:00)

Training

Demo

Villeneuve Acro Show

24 Aug 2018 (17:00)

25 Aug 2018 (14:00)

Training

Demo

Ayr (Scotland) Scottish International Airshow

30-31 Aug 2018

1-2 Sept 2018

Training

Demo

Kleine Brogel (Belgium) Belgian Air Force Days

7 Sept 2018

8-9 Sept 2018

Training

Demo

Tanagra (Greece) Athens Flying Week

21 Sept 2018

22-23 Sept 2018

Training

Demo

Axalp Fliegerschiessen AXALP

4-9 Oct 2018

10-11 Oct 2018

Training

Demo

Programm as by 10.07.2018, can be changed anytime

List of our Hornet Solo Display pilots  

Display years  Name  Nickname Squadron
Since 2017  Capt Nicolas Rossier Vincent Fighter Squadron 17
2014 - 2016 Capt Julien Meister Teddy Fighter Squadron 17
2013  No displays    
2010 - 2012  Capt Ralph Knittel Deasy  Fighter Squadron 17
2007 - 2009  Maj Thomas Peier Pipo  Fighter Squadron 18
2004 - 2006  Capt Michael Reiner Elvis  Fighter Squadron 11
2001 -2003 Capt Patrick Dähler Dähli  Fighter Squadron 11
1999 - 2000  Capt Frédéric Ryff Styff  Fighter Squadron 17
1997 - 1998  Capt Werner Hoffmann Höffi  Fighter Squadron 11
1997 - 1998  Maj Stéphane Rapaz Punzel  Fighter Squadron 17

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