Sion Airport – AD Qualification



Welcome to the Sion Qualification web site provided by the Airport Authority.

The use of VFR doesn’t require any special authorization.
The IFR approach and departure procedures is limited to flight crew  holding a special authorization issued by the Authorities (see AIP Switzerland, section LSGS AD ) due to the geographical situation of the Sion Airport that lies in mountainous terrain. The FAF of the IGS approach starts at 25.7 NM from the ISI DME Antenna  and the glide path is at 6° . From 7 NM ISI DME begins the visual segment with an approach angle of 4.0°.

Airport Qualification

The supervision of the qualification procedures is directly controlled by Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) in co-operation with the Sion Airport Authority.

Application procedure  for type B qualification

To achieve Sion Airport Qualification operators or pilots shall contact the Airport authority at the following address:

Sion Airport Authority
Route de l’Aéroport
CH-1950 Sion

Phone:+41 27 329 06 00
Fax: +41 27 329 06 16

To achieve this authorization, the pilot must successfully complete the training, either on the aircraft or in an approved simulator :

Fly7 Training, Lausanne, Switzerland
FlightSafety, Paris le Bourget, France
FlightSafety, Farnborough, United Kingdom
FlightSafety, Teterboro, NJ, USA
FlightSafety, Wilmington, DE, USA
FlightSafety, Dallas, TX, USA
FlightSafety, Savannah, GA, USA
FlightSafety, Wichita East, KS, USA
CAE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
CAE, Dubai, UAE
CAE, Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Star Wings, Dortmund, Germany
Alpha Aviation, Praha, Czech Republic
Lufthansa Aviation Training, Zurich, Switzerland
European Flight Simulator Training Centre, Aéroport Cannes-Mandelieu, France</li>
AAA Aviation Academy Austria, Vienna, Austria
SIMCOM Aviation Training, Orlando, FLA, USA

For all other Flight Training Centers, please contact our instructor in charge for the Sion Airport Pilot Qualification, Mr. Pascal BUTHEY (CPT BD700 & PC12) –



This web site is intended to help you in the process of achieving the required authorizations to operate under IFR at Sion Airport, with a DA at 8000ft AMSL (to get a lower MNM, a full qualification is needed, theory + training flight). (see AIP Switzerland, section LSGS AD

In the section Airport Briefing , you will find a useful support for your personal preparation as well as an online application procedure for the Airport authorization.

In the section AIP, you will find copies of the AIP Switzerland, section AD.

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