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Julien «Teddy» Meister
F/A-18 Hornet Solo Display Pilot

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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 2014, ‘Teddy’, from Morges, Canton of Vaud, has flown 2,000 flight hours; 800 in the F/A-18 Hornet.

Captain Meister attended the FVS courses (pre-flight training, today SPHAIR External website. Content opens in new window) in Porrentruy (Canton of Jura) and Sion (Canton of Wallis).


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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 External website.

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, unofficial websites:


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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 following links lead you to the decorations our pilots brought home.


Die Hornet Solo Display Piloten

Only available in German
2013bis Hptm Bernhard KocherBeniFliegerstaffel 18
2010bis2012Hptm Ralph KnittelDeasyFliegerstaffel 17
2007bis2009Maj Thomas PeierPipoFliegerstaffel 18
2004bis2006Hptm Michael ReinerElvisFliegerstaffel 11
2001bis2003Hptm Patrick DählerDähliFliegerstaffel 11
1999bis2000Hptm Frédéric RyffStyffFliegerstaffel 17
1997bis1998Hptm Werner HoffmannHöffiFliegerstaffel 11
1997bis1998Maj Stéphane RapazPunzelEscadrille aviation 17


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Last updated: 28.02.2014


Badge F/A-18 Hornet solo display
Batch Fliegerstaffel 17

Meetings 2014 in Switzerland

  • 30.08.-07.09. Payerne (VD)


Meetings 2014 abroad

  • 01.06. Ronneby (SW)
  • 20.-21.06. Gilze-Rijen (NL)
  • 28.-29.06. Rom (I)
  • 05.-06.07. Waddington (GB)
  • 12.-13-07. Fairford (GB)
  • 26.07. Yeovilton (GB)
  • 27.-28.09. Malta (ML)


Training schedule

See website in German.


Further information





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