It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful backdrop for flying fighters than the Swiss Alps.

My friends flying the F-22 Raptor in Alaska may disagree, and I take nothing away from the wilds of their amazing playground up there, but…it’s not the Alps!

Hop into the cockpit of F/A-18 Hornets of der Schweizer Luftwaffe, buckle up, and enjoy as these men rage through the airspace over their country.

Courtesy of renowned videographer Lionel Charlet,  this clip provides absolutely spectacular views of an equally breathtaking landscape. You’ll see low-level work, formation work, and BFM in this clip. The night portion is absolutely stunning as well.