ATC Department

Payerne Airport- LSMP

 

General Information

Payerne Airport (ICAO: LSMP) is a military airfield of the Swiss Air Force north of Payerne in Switzerland, located approximately halfway between Lausanne and Bern. 

On 8 July 2010, Payerne Air Base was the location from which the long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 1 achieved the world's first manned 26-hour solar-powered flight. Payerne also became the home base for the successor Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) aircraft, with the aircraft's first flight made from Payerne on 2 June 2014.

From 30 August 2014 to 7 September 2014 the International Airshow Air14 took place at Payerne AFB.
Payerne AFB is the home of the F/A-18 Fighter squadrons Sqd17 Falcons and Sqd18 Panthers, the militia F-5E Tiger II Squadron 6 Ducks, and of the Transport squadron LT1.
Every aircraft type of the Swiss Air Force can be seen operating from Payerne. It is home to the air investigation division of the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board "Schweizerische Unfall Untersuchungs Stelle" / SUST (formerly the Swiss Accident Investigation Board). Previously this was the head office of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, before its 2011 merger into the SAIB. Payerne operates also as alternate airport for the airport Bern-Belp for foreign government flights. On the ground of Payerne AFB is also the aviation Museum Clin d'Ailes. Air Traffic Control is made by the military branch of Skyguide, Skyguide National. Payerne is responsible for the education of ground crews (aircraft Mechanic,Airport Fire Fighter,..) of the Air Force. Therefore, Payerne is also the main base of the F/A-18C Mock-up X-5098. The F/A-18 flight simulators are also located in Payerne. The A1 motorway (Switzerland) is connected via a taxiway at the hangar 5 with the airfield and can, if necessary, used as runway for take off - and landing. However, this possibility has never been exploited since the construction of the highway. The air base is, at both end of the runway, equipped with retractable Arresting gear devices (used by the F/A-18 and in case of a problem by the F-5).
Inaugurated in 2013 at Payerne Airport, the company Swiss Space Systems aims to open a spaceport by 2015 and provide orbital launches of small satellites and suborbital spaceflights.
The Aviatic Museum Clin d'Ailes offers private flights with the Hawker Hunter Trainer J-4203 HB-RVW and the Mirage IIIDS J-2012 HB-RDF from Payerne.
Today, the airport is civil and military.
 

Coordinates: N 046° 50' 33'' - E 006° 54' 49''
Elevation: 1,460 ft / 445 m
Radio communication language: English
Website:  https://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/organisation/kdo-op/lw/flpl-pay.html

ATC Facilities

Name

ICAO Callsign

Frequency

Swiss Information

 LSAS_FSS

127.700 Mhz

Swiss Radar

LSAS_LM1_CTR

133.405 Mhz

Swiss Radar

LSAG_INS_CTR

124.225 Mhz

Payerne Radar

LSMP_APP

136.350 Mhz

Payerne Tower

LSMP_TWR

128.675 Mhz

Payerne Ground

LSMP_GND

121.705 Mhz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runways

Runway

Heading/Bearing

Dimension

Elevation

Surface/PCN

23

227°/229°

2858 m X 40 m

1455 ft

Concrete/34

05

047°/049°

2858 m X 40 m

1465 ft

Concrete/34

 

Documents for Controllers

In the following list-section you can find additional documents that will help you controlling and/or flying to Payerne.

 

Sceneries

You will here find all the usable sceneries for your Flight Simulator, no matter if payware or freeware

FSX/FSX: http://www.isra.ch/

X-Plane:  https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/23746-swiss-glah-airport-ch-lsmp-payerne/