Swiss Hornet Solo Display releases full 2019 schedule

PAYERNE | After gradually releasing their 2019 display schedule over several weeks, the Swiss Air Force’s F/A-18C Hornet Solo Display have announced their complete list of display dates.

Seven international appearences have been confirmed, including the Cosford Airshow and Royal International Air Tattoo, who have already announced the team, as well as displays in France, Sweden and Italy. The team will also perform alongside the Patrouille Suisse at AirPower Zeltweg in Austria and the Swiss PC-7 Team at NATO Days in the Czech Republic – the only international events where they will do so.

On one weekend in May, the team will perform both in France and at a local show in Switzerland on the same day. They told fans that, with a flight time of just 20 minutes between venues, they would have no issues making it to both performances.

The display is a firm favourite among airshow fans, not least because the aircraft’s flight control software has been updated and all angle of attack limitations have been removed. This allows for a particularly dynamic display.

The remainder of the Swiss Air Force’s schedules are also expected shortly.

Dates Event
May 24-25 Tag der Öffentlichkeit, Emmen, Switzerland
May 25-26 Meeting de l’Air d’Orange, Orange-Caritat, France
Jun 1 Heliweekend, Grenchen, Switzerland
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, UK
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, UK
Aug 1 Fête de Vigneron, Vevey, Switzerland
Aug 16-17 200 Jahre Waffenplatz, Thun, Switzerland
Aug 25 Försvarsmaktens Flygdag Blekinge flygflottilj, Rønneby, Sweden
Aug 31-Sep 1 Meeting Aérien, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Sep 6-7 Airpower, Zeltweg, Austria
Sep 14-15 Jesolo European Airshow, Jesolo, Italy
Sep 21-22 NATO Days & Czech Air Force Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Oct 9-10 Fliegerschiessen, Axalp, Switzerland