The WEF 2017 began and at the Sion air base occur many takeoffs and landings of Swiss F-18s and F-5s.

Swiss F-18 Hornet

The World Economic Forum 2017 (WEF) began yesterday in Davos. It's an international meeting attended by world leaders in politics, finance and international organizations.

For the occasion the Davos skies, Switzerland, will be protected in succession by several Swiss Air Force fighter jets. From 16 to 21 January 2017, the Schweizer Luftwaffe will be responsible for meeting safety with their aircraft. Navigation in the airspace around Davos is prohibited within a radius of 25 nautical miles from the city center over the Swiss territory, the Austrian, Italian and Liechtenstein.

The F-18 Hornet and F-5 Tiger II will protect the airspace with CAP (Combat Air Patrol) missions, while helicopters Super Puma, Cougar and EC-635 will provide support and backing to the transport authorities and military personnel.

In addition to the Swiss Air Force fighter jets, the Austrian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon will contribute to the security of the meeting.

At Sion air base there will be the main air operations for WEF 2017, all fans and spotter can see there close takeoffs and landings of Swiss fighter jets.

Watch the video shooted at Meiringen Air Force Base during World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015 and the unusual configuration of Patrouille Suisse armed with two missiles.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
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