Second public day of Axalp 2019 cancelled due wing cracks

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Second public day of Axalp 2019 cancelled due wing cracks

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Second public day of Axalp 2019 cancelled because of cracks in Swiss Air Force F/A-18 flaps, the first public day was cancelled because of poor weather :

https://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/armee.detail.news.html/vtg-internet/verwaltung/2019/19-10/19-10-09-axalp.html

Axalp demo canceled - cracks detected on F / A-18

New fissures were discovered on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 as part of controls on F / A-18C / D Hornet flaps. The consequence of this is a flight restriction to ensure flight safety. For this reason, scheduled for Thursday demonstrations of the Swiss Air Force on the Axalp be canceled.

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New fissures were discovered on Wednesday at F / A-18C / D Hornet Landing Flaps. As an immediate measure, the Air Force commander ordered a flight restriction for the F / A-18 Hornet and the inspection of all F / A-18 aircraft of the Air Force.

For flight operations, the flight restrictions mean that no aircraft demonstrations near the ground and cannon attacks will be carried out until completion of the inspection with the corresponding aircraft. It also applies a minimum altitude of about 1,000 meters above ground.

Despite this flight restriction, the F / A-18 aircraft are available for the Air Police Service (LP24).

The rediscovery of the cracks coincides with the flight demonstrations of the Luftwaffe on the Axalp. As the F / A-18 cannon firing and the F / A-18 flight demonstration are the main attraction of the Luftwaffe air demonstrations on the Axalp, the Air Force has decided to cancel the flight demonstrations on Thursday at the Axalp.

Various issues related to the detected cracks, such as when the review of all F / A-18s has been completed or what costs are incurred, are the subject of ongoing clarifications. Only after completion of these in-depth clarifications reliable statements are possible.
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Re: Second public day of Axalp 2019 cancelled due wing crack

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Hi Mods,

Could you please move this to European Events, I was half asleep when i posted it :sleepy:

Thanks in advance.

Rick
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