Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2021, the yearly live shooting event of the Swiss Air Force at the Ebenfluh Shooting Range near Axalp in 2021 will take place later one week later than its usual date this year. The event is planned on Wednesday 20 October 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021. The training day will take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021. Going with the current communication by the Swiss Army the event is  planned to take place with certain COVID measures in place that are mentioned below. 

To give you all the information you need about the Axalp Airshow, I have created two separate pages. Read the Axalp Guide to find all the relevant information about the Axalp Airshow, Tickets, Locations and photography tips. Visit the Axalp photo report if you want to see the amazing photo opportunities at Axalp.


Swiss Air Force displays

The shooting event is officially called Axalp Flugvorführungen der Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force Displays). For years they took place in the second week of October. Potentially this can impact the conditions on the mountain a little bit. This is due to the fact that the chance of snowfall on the summits increases with every day that passes in October. I am currently trying to find out if the change of date has to do with COVID-19 or something else. I will update as soon as I know more.

More information on the 2021 Axalp airshow

  • Latest news on Axalp 2022 
  • The Swiss Armed Forces will inform you of any update on the Axalp Airshow on this page
  • I have created a special feature story that give a good impression of the special nature of the Axalp Airshow
  • The Axalp Guide gives you all the Axalp information you need. You can read it here.

Latest news from the Swiss Army about  Axalp 2021 is that the flight demonstrations will take place as planned, with the following changes compared to normal:

Covid measures during Axalp 2021

The event organisers have communicated that visitors using the Axalp air show shuttle service have to follow the following rules:

  • A COVID certificate is required for those over the age of 16 (3-G, meaning: vaccinated, recovered or tested).
  • Masks must be worn in vehicles (which means the bus, helicopter -for the lucky few- as well as the ski lift probably) and indoors.
  • There are no COVID test facilities on site.


With regards to the ticketing some things are different this year than usual as well. The number of visitors is limited to a maximum of 4,000 per day, and  2,000 on the training day.

  • Tickets for shuttle services and the chairlift can only be purchased from, from 1 October 2021
  • It is not possible to buy tickets on site on the day itself as in the past.
  • More info on ticketing is available from 1 October 2021 at
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the booking offices listed at
  • I have no information yet about the prices