Swiss Alps seen from the air

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The Swiss Alps are amazing mountains. Switzerland is always connected with the Swiss Alps in my mind and I have always loved to see pictures of this amazing mountain range in Europe. Since I only been able to see the Swiss Alps from a distance, I have been looking for some great pictures of them. It happened that my cousin, who lives in Switzerland, got an amazing chance to take a flying tour of the Southern Part of the Swiss Alps. Read along and find out about his experience.

How to book a flight over the Swiss Alps

He booked a flight with the Oberwallis Flugtruppe Valais from the city of Raron. There were two people flying, each paying about 100 swiss francs. So, for about 200 swiss francs they flew over the Swiss Alps for about 50 minutes. They decided to do the simple tour and not include the Matterhorn in the tour. To include the Matterhorn in the tour would’ve made the tour about one hour and a half long and would’ve costed twice the money. So, they decided to do the cheaper version. This shorter tour did include some popular mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps like: Eiger, Geisshorn and Bietschhorn.

The flight was comfortable for the most part with the exception of a few rough spots. The pilot had to make some sharp turns to avoid some turbulence, and my cousin felt all this in his stomach. However, once the place was back level, everything was back to normal. In the end, none of them threw up even though they felt a little dizzy when they got off the plane.

The Belalp village seen from the air. This area is a popular winter resort in Switzerland.
The Belalp village seen from the air. This area is a popular winter resort in Switzerland.
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The Swiss Alps seen from the air are amazing to behold

Once in the air and out of Lotschental Valley, the view just opens up and the mountains seem to just come right at you. The Swiss Alps are massive rocks. They appear to be an impressive fortress that can never be crossed. I am sure that this little plane looked tiny as it found its way among the mountains.

Visp, Switzerland – Lötschental Valley and Bietschhorn seen from the air.
Visp, Switzerland - Lötschental Valley and Bietschhorn seen from the air.
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Visp, Switzerland – The Bietschhorn mountain range in the Swiss Alps.
Visp, Switzerland - The Bietschhorn mountain range in the Swiss Alps.
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