Special flights

For special flights, such as parachute jumps or airshows, certain procedures must be followed.

Skyguide is playing a vital role in ensuring the safe operations of special flights. We are responsible for providing clearances for special flight operations in the airspace in which Air Traffic Control (ATC) approval is required, including airspace around airports and regional aerodromes. Special flights within airspace classes C and D can pose a danger for other airspace users and lead to an additional coordination workload for the air navigation services. They are therefore subject to approval from Skyguide and/or the airport authority.

The procedures for coordinating special flights have been formalised by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and are promulgated in detail in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) (ENR 1.4, §2) and the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Manual (VFR RAC 4-3, §12).

 

Special flight applications must be submitted exclusively via the Special Flight Office (SFO) tool. PDF applications submitted by e-mail will no longer be processed.

The e-mail address specialflight@skyguide.ch serves as the SFO Tool support contact and will no longer process applications.

Please note

How to use the SFO tool

Our special flight activities

Contact

Opening hours and contact details: free SFO Tool support is now available. The opening hours of this support are limited to Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 12.00.

specialflight(at)skyguide.ch
+41 43 931 62 36