Sion Airport – AD Qualification
AIP LSGSWelcome 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 188.8.131.52 ) 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°.
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
To achieve this authorization, the pilot must successfully complete the training, either on the aircraft or in an approved simulator :
FlightSafety, Paris le Bourget, France
FlightSafety, Farnborough, United Kingdom
FlightSafety, Teterboro, NJ, USA
FlightSafety, Wilmington, DE, USA
FlightSafety, Dallas, DE, USA
FlightSafety, Savannah, GA, 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
IFAERO Training, Aéroport Cannes-Mandelieu, France
AAA Aviation Academy Austria, Vienna, Austria
For all other Flight Training Centers, please contact our instructor in charge for the Sion Airport Pilot Qualification, Mr. Pascal BUTHEY (CPT BD700 & PC12) – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 184.108.40.206)
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.