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Meiringen Rules

Be aware that if you jump around Meiringen, you enter a military controlled airspace. 
If you jump without permission from traffic air control and you get caught (and they will catch you if they want) you risk getting a fine over CHF 100’000.—(= USD 105’000.—or EUR 92’000.--) or a fair amount of jail time.

Rules:

There is absolutely no jumping allowed during operation hours of the airport. You can ask in advance on which days the airport is operational.
You get this information from this Website:
German: http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/flpl_kdo_mei/betrzeiten.html

English: http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/en/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/flpl_kdo_mei/betrzeiten.html

In short, the airport is mostly in operation from Monday to Friday - 08:00 - 12:00 h 13:30 - 17:00 h
From October until March there are night flights scheduled on Mondays (Reserve day Tuesday) from 18:00 until 22:00 h.
There is absolutely no jumping allowed during this time. 
There are some exceptions where the airport is not in operation during weekdays. Check the links above or call the tourist bureau in Meiringen: +41 (0)33 972 45 45
The airport is closed on most weekends, so jumping is fine then.

Important:

Call Air Traffic Control (Phone: +41 (0)58 461 67 00 or
Chief Flight Operation (Phone: +41 (0)58 461 67 06 

BEFORE every jump, even if you jump outside operation of the airport.

Please be aware that the Swiss Air Force could easily prohibit jumping in the Meiringen area completely. But they are, like most of us, Arial enthusiasts and they don’t want to prohibit jumping. We had a couple of incidents last year with people jumping without permission. The military was so kind to give out only warnings. This year we have been informed and we had dialogues with the military authorities. If the rules are not being respected, there will probably be consequences.

Please respect this rules, they are for your safety and for the safety of the military pilots.

For anybody who can read a flight map, here you go:

Meiringen flight map