Thrills up in the sky, and down on the slopes

Fighter jets of the Patrouille Suisse, the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force, and a commercial plane flying over the ski slopes of Wengen, Switzerland, in an aerial display ahead of the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup last
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Fighter jets of the Patrouille Suisse, the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force, and a commercial plane flying over the ski slopes of Wengen, Switzerland, in an aerial display ahead of the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup last Saturday.

Founded in 1964, the Patrouille Suisse typically flies six Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters, painted in the national colours of white and red.

On Saturday, Swiss racer Beat Feuz led from the front to eventually win the downhill race at Wengen, one of the oldest and most prestigious races of the World Cup skiing season, for the second time.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2018, with the headline 'Thrills up in the sky, and down on the slopes'. Print Edition | Subscribe