Yes, the World Economic Forum 2012 in Davos is already nearly history and a lot of the delegations on their way home. This Year, our Guardians flew out of Sion, with MilCap in the Areas of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau for the Tigers and the Hornets over the Gotthard.
Some impressions of the Tigers and Hornets you can see now here ...
Hornets where wearing for the 1st time some Markings on the External Fuel Tanks - Switzerland had copied that from the Austrian Tigers I think (in BIG) ;)
Hornet's twilight - in BIG
This will be the 3rd time that Swiss Air Force will guard the World Economic Forum in Davos out of Sion since 2003. The 'Wannabe-Topshots of our world' will be partying in between 25 - 29 Jan in the snow and Swiss Army uses up to 5000 people for preparations and guard duties in between 16 - 30 January for that. The first training missions where already made those days, but on 23rd of January is the big trainingday out of Sion and the 24h-guard with Hornets (and 0730-1900h with F-5 Tiger II) will beginn on 24rd January.
For plane spotters there are some nice arrivals in Zurich, Altenrhein and Samedan - but real photographers have to go up the hills around Sion for such stunning shots like I'd made in 2009
Hornet and Tiger in BIG
For those shots I suggest to take snow shoes (Rackets) with you - if you are not a mountain goat you have to take maybe a ladder (especially 90°/50mm shots) with you for some shots around the fences of the airport.
Swiss Air Force's Cessna Citation Excel (560XL) I've taken without ladder - with a quite normal hivernal bright blue sky above Sion in BIG
If you've got no sun you have to act like this hoodiecrow and wait for some burners - in BIG
And if you are lucky then you can get also some former Danish Air Force's Alouette III - the HB-XOE and HB-XOF in BIG.
Also Night- and Sundown-Shots are again possible - see you there !