Switzerland 16-8-18 to 26-8-18

The following is a report from a family holiday to Switzerland which was essentially non spotting but as ever, opportunities were had!

We flew from Luton on easyjet to Zurich and drove to our first stop which was the town of Merligen on Lake Thun. There are small airstrips dotted around and whilst there a few sightseeing flights could be seen over the lakes and the surrounding jungfrau region. Using FR24 these could be tied up. From here was a drive down to Zermatt where a sightseeing flight from the local Heliport enabled a few of the Air Zermatt fleet to be logged, and then during trips out to local tourist destinations such as Gornergrat and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise the Air Zermatt fleet were seen undertaking haulage missions bringing construction materials and plant to sites high up in the mountains which was a pleasure to witness.

On with the logs:

16 Aug 2018 Merligen Overflight
HB-UPH Bolkow Junior Bo.208C 676 Private
HB-ZNQ Airbus Helicopters Squirrel AS.350 B3e 7885 Swiss Helicopter AG

17 Aug 2018 Merligen Overflight
HB-CZZ Cessna 182T Skylane 18281896 Private
HB-TCK Cessna 208 208-00416 Air Sarina
HB-UCM Grumman American AA-5B Tiger AA5B-0924 Private
HB-ZQH Airbus Helicopters MBB-BK 117 D-2 (H145) 20212 Swiss Air Ambulance AG

18 Aug 2018 Zermatt Heliport.

The heliport is located at the southern end of the town and can be reached by one of two ways. Either from the main street by way of a lift that takes you up to the platform (you have to press the buzzer to activate the lift) or there is a footpath that runs from Zermatt to the nearby town of Tasch which takes you very close to the western side of the deck. the best light is in the morning before the sun disappears behind the mountains and therefore the best place to be is on the deck itself. To reach to path you need to cross the railway but these are only sidings and the locals were freely crossing.


Once across after a short walk some benches appear where you can sit and watch proceedings. By 6pm everything stops though.

Benches are provided so that proceedings can be viewed in comfort.
HB-ZAZ Airbus Helicopters Squirrel AS.350B 7989 Air Zermatt (our ride for an amazing sight seeing trip)
HB-ZCX Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 3105 Air Zermatt
HB-ZIA Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 4163 Air Zermatt
HB-ZSU Bell 429 Global Ranger 57067 Air Zermatt
HB-ZVS Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 7569 Air Zermatt

19 Aug 2018 Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (elev 12,700ft)
HB-ZCX Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 3105 Air Zermatt
HB-ZVS Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 7569 Air Zermatt

20 Aug 2018 Gornergrat Viewing Platform (elev 10,000 ft)
HB-ZCX Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 3105 Air Zermatt
HB-ZVS Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 B3 7569 Air Zermatt
HB-ZYT Robinson R66 0871 Scilla Consulting GmbH

25 Aug 2018 Raron Heliport
HB-ZOZ Bell 429 Global Ranger 57330 Air Zermatt

26 Aug 2018 Zurich Kloten plus overflights seen from the City
4X-EHC Boeing 737NG 958ER/W 41554 EL AL
A4O-DF Airbus A330 243 1120 Oman Air
A6-BLP Boeing 787 9 39662 Etihad Airways
A6-EON Airbus A380 861 188 Emirates Airline
A7-ALG Airbus A350 941 13 Qatar Airways
A7-ALW Airbus A350 941 114 Qatar Airways
B-6079 Airbus A330 243 810 Air China
CN-RNL Boeing 737NG 7B6/W 28982 Royal Air Maroc
D-AECG Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000368 Lufthansa Regional
D-AIUB Airbus A320 214SL 5972 Lufthansa
D-ASNK Bombardier Global 6000 9805 Air Independence GmbH
EC-JXJ Airbus A319 111 2889 Iberia
EC-LLR Embraer EMB-195 LR 19000452 Air Europa Express
EC-MVH Airbus A320 214 2142 Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics
EI-GEA Bombardier CRJ 900 ER NG 15224 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-RDM Embraer EMB-175 STD 17000346 Alitalia
F-GUGK Airbus A318 111 2601 Air France
F-GZNF Boeing 777 328ER 37433 Air France
G-EUYH Airbus A320 232 4265 British Airways
G-EZTA Airbus A320 214 3805 easyJet Airline (The ride to Luton)
HB-CKG Reims/Cessna F172P 2251 Private (Seen Over The City)
HB-IHX Airbus A320 214 942 Edelweiss Air
HB-IHY Airbus A320 214 947 Edelweiss Air
HB-IJJ Airbus A320 214 585 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJK Airbus A320 214 596 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJN Airbus A320 214 643 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IJV Airbus A320 214 2024 Edelweiss Air
HB-IOD Airbus A321 111 522 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IOK Airbus A321 111 987 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IOO Airbus A321 212SL 7007 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-IPT Airbus A319 112 727 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBB Bombardier C Series 100 50011 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBC Bombardier C Series 100 50012 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBD Bombardier C Series 100 50013 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBF Bombardier C Series 100 50015 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBG Bombardier C Series 100 50016 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JBH Bombardier C Series 100 50017 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCB Bombardier C Series 300 55011 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCD Bombardier C Series 300 55013 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCF Bombardier C Series 300 55015 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCG Bombardier C Series 300 55020 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCI Bombardier C Series 300 55023 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCJ Bombardier C Series 300 55025 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JCN Bombardier C Series 300 55032 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JGQ Bombardier Challenger 300 20237 Premium Jet AG
HB-JHF Airbus A330 343E 1089 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JHK Airbus A330 343E 1276 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JJL Airbus A320 214 2606 Edelweiss Air
HB-JJM Airbus A320 214 2627 Edelweiss Air
HB-JLQ Airbus A320 214 4673 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JMF Airbus A340 313E 561 Edelweiss Air
HB-JMG Airbus A340 313E 562 Edelweiss Air
HB-JNC Boeing 777 3DEER 44584 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JNF Boeing 777 3DEER 44587 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JNG Boeing 777 300ER 62752 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JNI Boeing 777 300ER 62754 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-JOH Airbus A319 112 3589 Germania Flug
HB-JST Dassault Falcon 7X 17 CAT Aviation AG
HB-JUF Gulfstream Aerospace G650 6118 Swiss Jet AG
HB-JVL Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000354 Helvetic Airways
HB-JWA Bombardier Challenger 650 6092 Swiss Air Ambulance AG
HB-ZJE Eurocopter EC135 0006 Lions Air Skymedia AG (Seen from the city)
HB-ZRU AgustaWestland AW.109 SP Grand New 22209 Swiss Air Ambulance AG (Seen from the city)
HB-ZSF Robinson R66 0338 Fuchs Helikopter (Seen from the city)
HZ-AR22 Boeing 787 9 40048 Saudi Arabian Airlines
LN-NGB Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39015 Norwegian (Overflight)
LX-JFZ Pilatus PC-XII 47E 1572 Jetfly Aviation SA
LY-VEI Airbus A320 233 902 SunExpress
LZ-AOC Airbus A319 132 2739 Germania
N26909 Boeing 787 8 34827 United Airlines
N3877 Bombardier Global Express XRS 9304 821 393 LLC
N474CG Cirrus Jet Vision SF50 0045 I-Fly AG
OE-LBU Airbus A320 214 1478 Austrian
OE-LBV Airbus A320 214 1385 Austrian
OE-LGP Bombardier DHC-8 402 4016 Austrian
OY-KBF Airbus A321 232 1807 Scandinavian Airlines System
PH-BXO Boeing 737NG 9K2/W 29599 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-EXT Embraer EMB-175 STD 17000707 KLM cityhopper
PH-HZE Boeing 737NG 8K2/W 28377 Transavia
S5-AAK Bombardier CRJ 900 LR 15128 Adria Airways
S5-AFB Bombardier CRJ 900 ER 15087 Adria Airways
SP-LNC Embraer EMB-195 LR 19000462 LOT Polish Airlines
SX-DGN Airbus A320 232 2828 Aegean Airlines
TC-JSZ Airbus A321 231SL 6766 Turkish Airlines
TC-OBY Airbus A321 231 810 Onur Air
TC-SED Boeing 737NG 8CX/W 32361 SunExpress
UR-EMA Embraer EMB-190 STD 19000494 Ukraine International Airlines
YL-CSK Airbus A220 300 55039 Air Baltic

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