Switzerland 2002


Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Zurich Airport


General photos including a flight at Kagiswil (Sarnen) Airfield.

Aircraft Operator Reg'n Thumbs Notes
      Overflying Alpnach airfield with Kagiswil airfield in the distance, dead centre of the picture, from the front (passenger) seat of `CM
      The approach to runway 03 at Kagiswil, from the front (passenger) seat of `CM
Aerospatiale SA.315B Lama Helog HB-XZU Lifting a roof truss right over my head in Lucerne town centre 20/8/2002
Grumman AA-5B Tiger Pilatus Flying Club HB-UCM Sarnen Kagiswil airfield. We had rides in this and the Tobago around the Alps thanks to the chief pilot of the Pilatus Flying Club. The most spectacular flights of my life so far!
Maule MX-7 Segelfluggruppe Winterthur HB-KDF Sarnen Kagiswil airfield
Pilatus B4 (PC-11AF)   HB-1317  
Piper J3 Cub Flugbetriebs AG HB-ODH Sarnen Kagiswil airfield
Piper J3 Cub Pilatus Flying Club HB-ONA Sarnen Kagiswil airfield
SOCATA TB.10 Tobago Pilatus Flying Club HB-EZW Sarnen Kagiswil airfield

Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus), Lucerne

Excellent museum with the world's last remaining Lockhhed 9 Orion.

Aircraft Operator Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Bell 47G-5 Heliswiss HB-XAE  
Comte AC-4 Gentleman   HB-KIL  
Convair 990A Coronado Swissair HB-ICC  
Dewoitine D-26 Swiss Air Force U-288  
Douglas DC-3 Swissair HB-IRN  
EKW C-3603 Swiss Air Force C-537  
F+W N-20.2 Arbalete Swiss Air Force A-710  
Fokker FVIIa Swissair HB-LBO Ex CH-157, inherited from the old Balair, it flew from 1931 to 1950, Swissair's only single-engined Fokker airliner.
Lockheed 9C Orion Swissair 'CH-167' Sole survivor, a converted Altair, ex N12222, once Jimmy Doolittle's personal plane and a racer with Paul Mantz. Swissair operated two, but not this one.
Messerschmitt Bf-108B-1 Taifun Swiss Air Force A-210  
Mignet HM-14 Pou-du-Ciel   HB-MH8 Unusual to see a Flea on skis.
Nieuport 28C-1 Swiss Air Force 688  
Soldenhoff SL-1 (S-5)     Last in a short line of tailless aircraft, designed and built by Alexander Soldenhoff, this taxied in 1937, but never flew. Official name is SL-1 - S = Soldenhoff and L = Langenthal, 1 as it was his first design after returning from Germany, where he had designed most of his other planes.
Spalinger S21H   HB-307 Jakob Spalinger was a prolific glider deigner, the S18 being possibly his best-known design.

Zurich Kloten Airport

Taken on the 20th August 2002. Swissair had collapsed the previous autumn, and several of their aircraft remain stored in the background.

Operator Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Alitalia Express Embraer ERJ-145 I-EXMB  
Belair Boeing 757-200 HB-IHS  
Edelweiss Air Airbus A330-200 HB-IQZ  
Emirates Airlines Airbus A330-200 A6-EKW  
Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400 JA8087  
Swiss International Airlines Airbus A319 HB-IPR  
Swiss International Airlines Airbus A319 HB-IPV  
Swiss International Airlines Airbus A330-200 HB-IQB  
Tyrolean Airways Bombardier CRJ-200 LR OE-LCQ