TEAM 2024

The commitment of each team member is an additional task. The pilots of the PC-7 TEAM fly full-time in one of the three F/A-18 squadrons of the Swiss Air Force in Payerne or Meiringen, completing around 110 flying hours a year on the Hornet. In this function, they contribute to the fulfillment of the Swiss Air Force’s mission. This includes safeguarding air sovereignty and ensuring round-the-clock air policing over Switzerland. The fact that the PC-7 TEAM pilots all fly fighter jets on a full-time basis and perform demonstration aviation exclusively as an additional task is a rarity worldwide and underlines the high performance of the Swiss Air Force.

COMMANDER

LT COL DANIEL “STAMPA” STÄMPFLI

Air Force Pilot School, F/A-18, F-5, Hawk, PC-21, PC-7 | 5700 h

Grew up in: Zumikon, Zurich

Hobbies: mountain biking, traveling

UNO

TURBO 1 – LEADER
CAPT ANDREAS “MENKSTER” MENK

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 2700 h

Grew up in: Schaffhausen

Hobbies: traveling, hiking, photography, paragliding

DUE

TURBO 2 – INNER RIGHT WING
CAPT SIMON “HAMPI” BURRI

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 900h

Grew up in: Weiningen, Zurich

Hobbies: sports, traveling, hiking

TRE

TURBO 3 – INNER LEFT WING
CAPT CEDRIC “MUZZI” BUSINGER

Squadron 17, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 1300h

Grew up in: La Neuveville

Hobbies: aviation, ice hockey, photography

QUATTRO

TURBO 4 – SLOT
CAPT PASCAL “ALDI” HALDENSTEIN

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 1600h

Grew up in: Brüttisellen, Zurich

Hobbies: cooking, cycling, swimming

CINQUE

TURBO 5 – LEFT OUTER WING
CAPT YANIK “SINDI” LAUPER

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 1700h

Grew up in: Othmarsingen, Aargau

Hobbies: cycling, hiking

SEXI

TURBO 6 – RIGHT OUTER WING
CAPT SANDRO “YURI” CHINOTTI

Squadron 17, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 2200h

Grew up in: Osogna, Ticino

Hobbies: sports, reading, stargazing

SETTE

TURBO 7 – 1ST SOLO
CAPT SILVAN “GOLLUM” ANDEREGGEN

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 1500h

Grew up in: Reussbühl, Lucerne

Hobbies: field field hockey, snow sports

OTTO

TURBO 8 – 2ND SOLO
CAPT BEDA “BEDA” STAEHELIN

Squadron 18, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 2100h

Grew up in: Basel

Hobbies: mountain biking, hiking, music

NOVE

TURBO 9 – 2ND LEAD
CAPT MARIUS “PNÖ” EGGER

Squadron 11, F/A-18, PC-21, PC-7 | 2300h

Grew up in: Liebensberg, Zurich

Hobbies: motorcycle riding, snow sports

PR1

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
CAPT PHILIPPE “PHILIPPE” HERTIG

Squadron 12, mission crew F-5, PC-7

Grew up in: Freiburg

Hobbies: motor boating, motor sports

PR2

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
SPECIAL OFFICER CÉDRIC “CEDI” SPÖRRI

Skyguide, Tactical Fighter Controller

Grew up in: Reichenburg, Schwyz

Hobbies: traveling, snowboarding, motorcycle

PC-7 TEAM for your event

Die Schweizer Luftwaffe erhält jedes Jahr eine beträchtliche Anzahl an Gesuchen zur Teilnahme an Veranstaltungen aller Art. Die Luftwaffe ist – im Rahmen ihrer Möglichkeiten – bemüht, diesen Gesuchen nachzukommen und ihre Mittel einem breiten Publikum vorzuführen. Hier finden sie weitere Informationen.