Rega – Swiss Air-Rescue

Mollis base – situated in Glarus

Rega’s Mollis base is situated at the airfield in Mollis, at the gateway to the Glarnerland region. Thanks to the strategically favourable location, the Mollis crew also operates outside its own region and is deployed in many different ways.

The history of the Mollis base

The Mollis base dates back to 1974, when the helicopter firm, Heli-Linth, started to fly rescue missions on behalf of Rega using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger. Since 2010, Rega has been operating an AgustaWestland Da Vinci rescue helicopter at this base. During the winter and summer months, the Mollis crew are on standby here during the day.

From Mollis, swift arrival at any location

From evacuations in high mountainous regions to rescues from waterways, through to assistance after road accidents, the crew from Rega’s Mollis base are called out on all kinds of missions. In winter, they mostly deal with winter sports accidents, although transfers from one hospital to another – so-called secondary missions – are also part of everyday life. The number of rescue missions fluctuates depending on the season and the weather. “Rega 12” flies approximately 550 missions per year.

Profile

AddressRega Mollis
Flugplatz
8753 Mollis
Radio code"Rega 12"
No. of missions in 2019651
Range of missions

From evacuations in high mountainous regions to rescue from rivers and lakes, through to assistance after road accidents.

Operating times

Daytime base: the crew are on standby at the base during the day.

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