Latest revision June 30, 2020

Basic information:

Entry:  Switzerland is a part of the Schengen area, albeit only concerning immigration. Therefore, customs still needs to be cleared at an international airport.   
FPL: An FPL is compulsory for any flight which is partly or entirely carried out in a controlled airspace and for international flights. An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes prior to the flight.
Microlights: Switzerland accepts microlights which are shown on the list published by the Swiss CAA (FOCA). You can download the list here.
When the page opens, click on Publications button in the lower part of the page (Further Information). Here you will find the full list of microlights which do not need any further permission.
Owners/operators of microlights not shown on the above list can apply for special permission (form available here), for a fee of CHF 150,- .
Operation of microlights, including those registered outside of Switzerland, is governed by www.skyguide.ch.../AIC...pdf which requires microlights to meet the conditions of German licence LTF-UL or British licence BCAR-S.


Useful links:


CAA www.bazl.admin.ch/...html
ATC www.skyguide.ch 
AIP/VFR guide  https://www.skybriefing.com/evfr-manual-gen - Switzerland VFR guide (unfortunately only in French/German). eAIP and eVFR guide
Meteo www.meteoswiss.admin.ch...
Airport www.airport-grenchen.ch – Grenchen
www.airport-stgallen.com – St Gallen  
Other links www.skybriefing.com/portal/home - access to GAFOR and other pilot briefing information. Special airspace activation information is free of charge as well as VFR guide in French/German. Other than that, the services are paid, but a 2-week free trial is offered.  
www.aeroclub.ch – Swiss Aeroclub  


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Swiss flying experience:

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