Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2021 (AXALP ’21 – Swiss Air Force displays)


UPDATE (13th of September),

Airshows ’21 likely to take place
The signs are good for this year’s staging of the Swiss Air Force’s popular and impressive airshows on Axalp on 20/21 October 2021. The Air Force Command has now decided to continue planning for the time being.

The development of the situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic has been carefully observed by those responsible in recent weeks and months. In each case, the focus was on the applicable hygiene and protection measures of the Confederation and the Armed Forces. Based on the current situation and the assessments of the medical and epidemiological side, it can be expected that the airshows can take place this year. If necessary, slightly stricter measures will be ordered at the event itself. From today’s perspective, however, the airshows should be able to take place in front of the public. However, it is still too early to give more precise information on the extent of the protective measures. The dynamic development of the situation will therefore continue to be closely monitored. Information on possible restrictions will be provided at a later date. In addition, the meteorological decision on the final implementation is still pending on the eve of each flight demonstration. For the Swiss Air Force, safety on the ground and in the air is always a top priority.

On 20 and 21 October 2021 the Swiss Air Force displays will take place at the Axalp–Ebenfluh air force shooting range, in the canton of Bern. The training will be held on 19 October 2021.

The event will again attract thousands of spectators to the Bernese Oberland to see the Swiss Air Force demonstrate their prowess in the alpine environment.

The programme, which begins at 2pm and ends at about 3.30pm, is the same on both days,  featuring F/A-18 Hornet and F-5 Tiger II combat aircraft, PC-21 trainer aircraft, Patrouille Suisse, military helicopters, rescue and fire extinguishing operations, and parascout missions.

CORONAVIRUS Due to the difficulty in predicting how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to develop, it is not yet possible to say whether the AXALP’21 Swiss Air Force display will take place. If the event does have to be cancelled, a notice will be posted here right away. IMPORTANT: Cancellation at short notice is also possible due to bad weather or extraordinary events.


The purpose of the Axalp flight presentation is to show the spectators the proficiency and the operational diversity of the Swiss Air Force in a mountain environment.

The programme includes:

  • F/A-18 gun firing in the mountains
  • the Cougar’s flight characteristics
  • firefighting missions
  • air policing
  • parascouts missions
  • F/A-18 flight characteristics
  • PC-21 presentation
  • special forces operations
  • Patrouille Suisse

Flight presentations are flown with F/A-18 Hornet and
PC-21aircraft, and Super Puma, Cougar and EC635 helicopters.

Further information will be published here about one month prior to the event.

Photogallery from 2019 @ AXALP 2019

Sanicole Sunset Airshow – Belgium 10th of September & Sanicole Airshow – Belgium 11th & 12th of September 2021


International Sanicole Airshow

Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and operates the exciting, family-friendly annual event designed to promote aviation in all its different dimensions. ISA honours our rich aerial heritage while using the power and magic of flight to inspire young people.

Finally, after a year without an airshow due to COVID19, it looks like the Sanicole Sunset & Sanicole International Airshow will take place.

Ticket sales for the International Sanicole Airshow 2021 started on June 22. Number of tickets are limited to 7,500 per event day this year, so buy them today!

More info can be found on the Sanicole website and of course on Facebook. On you will find several Sanicole Photo galleries of the past years.

Official Trailer 2019

Come and experience an exceptional weekend at the Le Temps des Hélices Air Show – France.


For this 48th edition, the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (AJBS), in collaboration with the Aéro-Club de France, is offering on August 28 and 29 a homecoming with the theme of the Air Show. This is how it all began in 1970 at the Cerny – La Ferté-Alais aerodrome, with the first event organized by a few enthusiasts under the name of Fête aéro-folklorique …

50 years later, the “Temps des Hélices” has become an essential event of the meeting season in Europe, with its stage and its activities on the ground or the fireworks show. Every morning, the public can approach the planes via the static display allowing contact with the pilots and mechanics. Various activities (signing sessions, parade of vintage motorcycles, historical reconstruction troops, etc.) are on the program. 

The afternoon is dedicated to in-flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds in thematic tables the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation aircraft, civil and military – show commented by Bernard Chabbert, sound illustration by Gilbert Courtois. Flight management is provided by Michel Geindre. 

Program for Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th:

8:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.


The essential introduction to the airshow: a tray with the main legendary aircraft from the Temps des Hélices. The pioneers, the aces of the Great War, the interwar period, the warbirds or transport, the opportunity for everyone to get as close as possible to collection machines, historic aircraft and meet their pilots , but also to enjoy the friendly and festive atmosphere of one of the largest fields of aviation.

12.50 P.M. – 6.30 P.M.


A hundred aircraft in flight, from the first machines to jet planes, an exceptional evocation of the air battles of the world wars, the air show of Le Temps des Hélices will once again be a unique event, illustrated by special sound effects and effects spectacular pyrotechnics. An extraordinary meeting in a legendary setting …



From first flights to spaces of flight simulators, passing by stands of aeronautical or clothing comic strips, Le Temps des Hélices always remains an exception in French and European air meetings. The October autumn sun can only make the party more beautiful. Numerous catering areas will also be accessible throughout the site.

PHOTO GALLERY from the PAST @ | 2014, 2015 & 2017