The video shows approach, landing and taxi of a heavy business jet Challenger 605 on runway 25 of Sion Airport (IATA: SIR, ICAO: LSGS) (Military: LSMS). It is the airport of the city of Sion, Switzerland and is located 2.5 km southwest of Sion city in the Rhone Valley. The airport opened in 1935.
As of October 2020, there are currently no longer any regular scheduled or charter flights at Sion Airport on offer. Previously the airport saw summer services to few leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, such as Calvi, as well as winter services from London for skiing.
The nearest larger international airport is Geneva Airport, approx. 110 kilometres to the west, while the smaller Bern Airport is equidistant to the north.
The Swiss Air Force uses Sion as one of their four jetfighter air bases, known as Flugplatzkommando 14 Sion. In addition to the prop-types Pilatus PC-6, Pilatus PC-7, Pilatus PC-9 and Pilatus PC-21 as well as helicopters it uses Sion intensively with the fighter jets F/A-18 and F-5 Tiger. It is the home base of the militia pilot unit Fliegerstaffel 19 Swans with F-5E. Sion Airport is, at both ends of the runway, equipped with retractable arresting gear devices (used by the F/A-18 and in case of a problem by the F-5).
Due to the redimension of the Swiss Air Force, it was planned that the Air Force would leave Sion after 2017 and Sion would be used by civil aviation only, acting only as alternate airfield for the Air Force.
IFR approach carried out by cloudy day in light windy conditions. Taxiing ends on the apron, at the Alpine Jet Service Hangar.
The video was filmed by GoPro 3 camera in the maximum possible fpm.