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AIR Sion

Last modified: 30 Aug 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Switzerland    Region: Sion

Locale: Sion

Latitude: 46° 13' 6" N     Longitude: 7° 21' 24" E

Area use / Military Branches: Airbase Air Component Command

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Sion airbase, (ICAO: LSGS) Air Component Command. This used to be homebase of Sq 3 operating Mirage 3 RS and Sq 19 operating F-5 Tiger. The aircraft were located inside the mountainridge. Currently Sion is the airforce combined tech/logistic base responsible for:
- technical readiness of all types of aircraft used in the army and airforce
- organisation/coordination of all flightservice, logistic and security measures

Units:
- Basic flight training unit operating PC-21's
- 19 Sq operating F-5 Tigers
- In crises and war Sq 18 (F/A-18) will me moved from Payerne and operate from here.

Sion patch http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/flpl_kdo_sio.parsysrelated1.83752.Image.gif
Sion http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/flpl_kdo_sio.html
FS19 http://www.fliegerstaffel19.ch/

Video. DH100 Vampire fighter TO and RTB at Sion airbase http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDAymiIg6IU&feature=related
Video. Sion airbase flight ops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhLxZGZqHWs


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