World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place in Davos from 22 to 26 May 2022. Various measures have been taken at the request of the Graubünden government in order to guarantee security. These include restrtictions on the use of Davos airspace and aerodromes on 20 May and from 22 to 26 May. The Federal Council has tasked the Air Force with maintaining air sovereignty.

Plakat WEF 2019: Restricted area

Air traffic over Swiss territory will be restricted within a radius of 25 nautical miles (about 47 kilometres) from the centre of Davos. Similar restrictions apply to border regions in Austria and Italy. Approaches and departures at aerodromes within the security zone are subject to special rules and procedures which the Air Force has drawn up in cooperation with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation.

Special rules and procedures for flight operations apply to the aerodromes in Bad Ragaz, Balzers and Samedan, which are located within the restricted area. All flights to and from these aerodromes require prior authorisation from the Air Force.

Aviation includes more than helicopters and winged aircraft; other airspace users will therefore also be subject to restrictions on 20 May and from 22 to 26 May. The Graubünden Cantonal Police is responsible for issuing regulations for flights with model aircraft, drones, hang-gliders and paragliders.
Detailed information can be found in official publications (VFR Manual SUP, NOTAM, DABS; see further information).

 

Duration of the restrictions: Friday, 20 May 2022 from 10am to 5pm local time and from Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 8am to Thursday, 26 May 2022 at 5pm local time

WEF 2022 - Chart

Air Force identification of an aircraft

What should I do as a pilot if a military aircraft suddenly appears next to me? How should I fly? What does it mean and what does the Air Force want from me? Jérôme d'Hooghe (Geronimo), Chief of Air Defence Branch, Deputy Chief A3 of the Air Force explains all the details in this video.

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Last modification 07.04.2022

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