Julien «Teddy» Meister
F/A-18 Hornet Solo Display Pilot
Captain Julien ‘Teddy’ Meister, an F/A-18 pilot flying with Fighter Squadron 17, has been appointed a Swiss Air Force Hornet display pilot for the 2014 air show season.
By January 2015, ‘Teddy’, from Morges, Canton of Vaud, has flown 2,200 flight hours; 1000 in the F/A-18 Hornet.
Captain Meister attended the FVS courses (pre-flight training, today SPHAIR ) in Porrentruy (Canton of Jura) and Sion (Canton of Wallis).
He completed his air force training flying the following aircraft:
First he was part of Squadron 1, but since 2006, he has been flying with Fighter Squadron 17. After working as a flight instructor on both the PC-7 and the PC-21, he was also a F/A-18 flight simulator instructor.
Our display pilots use the Hornet interceptor for the attractive solo presentations. The complete designation for the single seater version of this aircraft is Boeing F/A-18C Hornet .
You will find interesting information on the F/A-18 Hornet solo display team not only on our official Air Force website, but also on the following site on Facebook:
Our display pilots inspire spectators at air shows not only in our country, but they are also very successful internationally at air shows abroad.
The Hornet solo display pilots
|Years|| || ||Name||Nickname||Squadron|
|2014|| || ||Captain Julien Meister||Teddy||Fighter Squadron 17|
|2013|| || ||No performances|| || |
|2010||to||2012||Captain Ralph Knittel||Deasy||Fighter Squadron 17|
|2007||to||2009||Major Thomas Peier||Pipo||Fighter Squadron 18|
|2004||to||2006||Captain Michael Reiner||Elvis||Fighter Squadron 11|
|2001||to||2003||Captain Patrick Dähler||Dähli||Fighter Squadron 11|
|1999||to||2000||Captain Frédéric Ryff||Styff||Fighter Squadron 17|
|1997||to||1998||Captain Werner Hoffmann||Höffi||Fighter Squadron 11|
|1997||to||1998||Major Stéphane Rapaz||Punzel||Fighter Squadron 17|
These photographs are available in print-quality in the column on the right.