Where no airfields exist

May 2014

Back to EFAH on May 3rd, 2014

Back to EFAH, well easier to say than actually do… In the morning it was constant heavy snowing, then got better but clouds were a bit low and I decided to wait. At 2PM we got airborne and started finding our way in between the snowstorms towards the west coast.

It looked like this…

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Going around a snow shower

But I knew I would find the way and if not, I would return back. However, I did find some clear sky to fly!


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Clear skies ahead!

EFKH (Kuhmo) 2.5.2014


On the 2nd of May I visited EFKH (Kuhmo), which is approximately 100km south of Suomussalmi to meet the local aviators there.

Again, going around and in between heavy snowshowers.

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EFKH hangar


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ATEC Zephyr under maintenance.

May Day Flying around snow showers

On the 1st of May we flew from EFAH (Oulu) to EFSU (Suomussalmi). Suomussalmi is located on the easter border of Finland in the Oulu District. So flying there means crossing the country :)
On our way we had a half an hour stop at EFVL then continued over the Puolanka Ridge towards Suomussalmi.

A lot of snowstorms and showers around! A typical spring wx.

Snowstorm almost cut our way back but we managed to fly safely back to Oulu on Saturday, 3th of May in the afternoon flying in between the snow showers.


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Lake Oulujärvi on the May 1st, 2014.


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Snowshowers


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A distant snowstorm, you would not like to fly into it, visibility zero, strong downdrafts and turbulence

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But my co-pilot does not care about the snowstorms, he rather takes a nap :)