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ZigAirMeet 2023

Vintage and modern planes in the middle of Swiss Alps

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ZigAirMeet, previously known as Zigermeet, is a summer air show held every three years in the picturesque Glarnerland region. Amazing aerobatics against the backdrop of the Glarner Alps has been drawing about 30,000 attendees to Mollis airport, located 40 mi (65km) south-east of Zurich. The airport is known to host Rega – the Swiss Air Rescue service. The name of the airshow originated from the word ziger, cheese made from the whey of goats' milk, and a traditional product of the area.

ZigAirMeet features diverse ground and air displays, which include three Swiss Air Force demonstrations (Super Puma/Cougar, F-18C Hornet, and the Patrouille Suisse). The lineup also usually includes top aerobatics performers like the Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team, Team Niebergall, Voler avec les Oiseaux, Blanix Team (Red Bull), Rafale Solo Display, SUBITO Team, and more.

On the ground, past attractions included the impressive Airbus A400M „Atlas“ of the German Air Force. the vintage Bombardier Challenger 650, a historic helicopter Bell 47G3, the Cessna 551 “Citation II” from the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight, the Dassault Rafale C of the French Air Force, the Mil Mi-171 of the Croatian Air Force, and an F-35, of the US armed forces.

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