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Patrouille Suisse: The End?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:33 pm

Hello dear a.nutters,


our Minister of Defense, Ueli Maurer, plans to abolish the Patrouille Suisse, which is currently flying with F-5E Tigers.

Article in German: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/...atrouille-Suisse-ab/story/14972718

In a discussion in the Gripen procuring committee, a member asked Maurer about the PS's future. He answered that after 2016, the Patrouille Suisse won't exist anymore, and that flying displays will be flown with F/A-18 (C or D models) or with the Gripen, albeit not as a squadron like the Patrouille Suisse currently does.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrouille_Suisse

Myself, I still remember an airshow where they flew with the Hawker Hunters.


David
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RE: Patrouille Suisse: The End?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:03 pm

It would be a shame if the PS stop flying...

Some time ago:


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