07/09/2016

Rixheim-Habsheim Air Show: arrivals and departures of military aircraft at EuroAirport between 9 and 12 September 2016, unusual air traffic noise

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Mulhouse Air Club is organizing an air show on the weekend from 10 to 11 September 2016 at the Aerodrome in Habsheim located around 20 kilometers south-east of EuroAirport.

During the event and subject to authorization by the Prefecture, some aviation activities taking place above the Habsheim Aerodrome will involve exceptional arrivals and departures of military aircraft at EuroAirport before, during and after the event, between 9 and 12 September 2016. These flights will generate unusual air traffic noise. They will have no impact on commercial traffic.

In particular, the exceptional flights concern the landings and take-offs of two French Air Force (AAF) Rafale aircraft and eight to ten Alphajets of the “Patrouille de France” (PAF). These planes will be participating in the air displays above Habsheim Aerodrome and need to use the infrastructure at EuroAirport. One Rafale plane and eight Alphajet aircraft will take off from EuroAirport to conduct either reconnaissance flights on the eve of the event (09.09) or demonstration flights as part of the programme during the two-day air show (10.-11.09).

All landings and take-offs of these special flights will take place on the main north-south runway (15/33) according to regular operating conditions (landing from the north and taking off towards the south) unless weather conditions dictate the opposite.

As a result of the current safety and security measures in force at EuroAirport, anyone interested in these special flights is kindly requested to visit Habsheim Aerodrome on the two days of the air show (10 – 11 September 2016) when the displays will take place. More information on the event can be found on the website: http://www.airshow-rixheim-habsheim.fr

EuroAirport management is aware that some residents may be inconvenienced by these special flights and thanks them for their understanding in this matter, given the exceptional nature of the event, marking the 30th anniversary of Habsheim Air Club.

AppendixProvisional special flight schedule from 9 to 12 September 2016