Finland trip – 21st-28th July 2017

21 Jul 2017 London Heathrow. Our evening departure to Helsinki Vantaa would be on G-EUUI A320 BAW from a remote stand off of T3. This wasnt to be an aviation related trip, but as ever there would be opportunities along the way. our arrival would also coincide with a state visit by Russia’s president Putin. First the aircraft at Heathrow:

B-7881 Boeing B777-300ER 43285 China Eastern Airlines
B-KPY Boeing B777-367ER  37899 Cathay Pacific Airways

B-KPY

CN-RGJ Boeing B737-8 33072 Royal Air Maroc

CN-RGJ

EI-DEH Airbus A320 Aer Lingus

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ET-ATQ Airbus A350 Ethiopian Airlines
G-EUPA Airbus A319 British Airways (Gold Colours)

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G-EUUI Airbus A320 British AIrways (Our Ride)

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G-EUYI Airbus A320 British Airways

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G-VFIT Airbus A340-642 753 Virgin Atlantic

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HB-IPU Airbus A319 Swiss International

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PT-MOD Boeing B767-316ER 401799 LATAM

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PT-MUC Boeing B777-32WER  37666 LATAM

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LHR2

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Due to a late arrival, we stayed in the airport Hilton. Runway views are available for the high floors although the viewing area next door within the visitor centre was closed for maintenance.

22 Jul 2017 Helsinki                                                                                                                              

A7-AHY Airbus A320 232SL 5395 Qatar Airways
EC-LQX Boeing 737NG 85P/W 36589 Air Europa

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EC-JEJ      Airbus A321 213         2381         Iberia Express
EC-LNC      Boeing 737 4K5          24130        AlbaStar
EC-MFS      Boeing 737 4Y0          25178        AlbaStar
OH-ATG      ATR 72 500              757          Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATK      ATR 72 500              848          Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-ATO      ATR 72 500              977          Nordic Regional Airlines
OH-LTS      Airbus A330 302E        1078         Finnair
OH-LVH      Airbus A319 112         1184         Finnair
OH-LXD      Airbus A320 214         1588         Finnair
OH-HMF Eurocopter EC135 P2+ 1076 SHT – Skargardshavets Helikopterjanst AB
OH-LWI Airbus A350 941 104 Finnair
RA-89047 Sukhoi Superjet 100 95 B 95084 Aeroflot Russian Airlines
RA-96014 Ilyushin IL-96 300 74393202014 Russia State Transport Company

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TC-TJS Boeing B737-81B/W 34252 Correndon

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26 Jul 2017 Savonlinna Overflights                                                                                                 
The following were seen whilst sightseeing in the town

JA864J Boeing 787 9 34858 Japan Airlines
OH-CON Cessna 172N Skyhawk 17273561 Private
OH-HEY Robinson R44

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OH-SEE SOCATA Rallye MS.893E 180GT Gaillard 12530 Private

27 Jul 2017 Lappeenranta (and South Karelia Aircraft Museum)
Many thanks to the flying club for allowing access airside. Lappeenranta (EFLP) doesn’t receive any scheduled traffic these days however the Russian State visit provided some interesting movements. The Museum is also worth a visit and is a bargain at 5 euros.

DK-213       SAAB Draken J-35XS                   351307    Finnish Air Force

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FM-42        Valmet Magister CM.170               FM-42     Finnish Air Force on rebuild

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FM-50        Valmet Magister CM.170               FM-50     Finnish Air Force

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GN-106       Folland Gnat F.1                     FL28      Finnish Air Force

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H-47         Unknown glider hanging from rafters

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HR-2         Mil Mi-4                             08114     Finnish Air Force Pod only

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HS-4         Mil Mi-8 T                           13304     Finnish Air Force

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JK-254       Junkers JU88                          ???       Finnish Air Force Remnants

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MG-127       Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 bisT         N75084215 Finnish Air Force

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MG-77        Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 F-13      741204    Finnish Air Force Carries (MG-127)

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MK-106       Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 UM           516917006 Finnish Air Force

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NH-218       NH Industries NH90 TTH               1259      Finnish Army

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OE-IEO       Bombardier Global 6000              9496      M Jet Aviation GmbH

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OH-710       Rolladen-Schneider LS4 a             4393      Private

OH-710

 

OH-743       PZL-Bielsko SZD-51-1 Junior          B-1769    Private

OH-743

 

OH-772       PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-3 Puchacz         B-1720    Private

OH-772 (2)

 

OH-791       Schleicher ASW 24                    24025     Private

OH-791

OH-CAN       Cessna 172N Skyhawk                  17269701  Private

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OH-HWM       Schweizer 269 C                      S1784     Private
OH-SFB       SAAB Safir S-91D                     91-440    Private

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OH-TBG       SOCATA TB10 Tobago                   631        Private

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OH-TDI       Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40D  D4.344    Private

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OH-U323      Nieuport 17 Replica                  266        South Karelia Museum

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OH-U414      Comco Ikarus C42 B                   0211-6503 Private

OH-U414

OH-YEL       SOCATA TB20 Trinidad                 1858      Private

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RA-2141G     Piper Pa28                            ???       ???

RA-2141G

RA-78835     Ilyushin IL-76 MD                    1003402033 Russian Air Force

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Polikarpov I-15 BIS (Unidentified)

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28 Jul 2017 Helsinki Malmi
A brief stop here en route to Vantaa. To get here take the exit from the Keha III toward Heikinlaakso and keep going straight over several roundabouts. Ignore the signs for Malmi town, eventually you will see airport signs and the turning on the right. This airfield is a shadow of its former self with only a handful in evidence. The Finnish frontier guard also seem to have pulled out and are based at Vantaa.

HB-CGI Reims/Cessna F172P 2129 Private

HB-CGI
HB-CLU Cessna R182 Skylane RG R18201776 Private

OH-CLU
LN-DBA Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S10042 Private
N756DS Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40 40.361 Private

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OH-AYY Grumman American AA-5B Tiger AA5B-1042 Private

OH-AYY
OH-CAY Cessna 172P Skyhawk 17274597 Private
OH-CKO Cessna 152 15283579 Private

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OH-CVK Cessna 172N Skyhawk 17273786 Private
OH-HFA Schweizer 269 C S1580 Private

OH-HFA
OH-HZY Hughes 369 D 1096D Private

OH-HZY
OH-LCH Douglas C-53C 6346 Air Veteran

OH-LCH
OH-MXN Lake Buccaneer LA-4-200 934 Private

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OH-NEU Reims/Cessna FA152 Aerobat 0422 Private
OH-PCK Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee B 28-26309 Private

OH-PCK
OH-PDP Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee F 28-7325323 Private

OH-PDP
OH-PJJ Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee B 28-25686 Private

Helsinki Vantaa 28th July 2017                                                                                                         

The end of a great trip to see family and friends, blessed with great weather. Sadly it was back to the UK, with G-EUYB A320 BAW doing the honours back to LHR.

A7-AHT      Airbus A320 232SL                    5078      Qatar Airways

A7-AHT
D-ABHK      Airbus A320 214                      4581      Air Berlin

D-ABHK
D-CARO      Cessna Citation Sovereign+           680-0514  Aerowest Flugcharter GmbH

D-CARO
EI-FJY      Boeing 737NG 800/W                   42272     Norwegian Air International

EI-FJY
EI-FPB      Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG             15399     Scandinavian Airlines System
G-EUYB      Airbus A320 232                      3703      British Airways

G-EUYB
HA-FAI      Embraer EMB-120 ER                   120123    Budapest Aircraft Service
JA867J      Boeing 787 9                             34843  Japan Airlines

JA867J
LN-NIC      Boeing 737NG 8JP/W                   38881     Norwegian

OH-ATI      ATR 72 500                                  Nordic Regional Airlines

OH-ATI
OH-ATJ      ATR 72 500                           792 Nordic Regional Airlines

OH-ATJ
OH-ATK      ATR 72 500                           848 Nordic Regional Airlines

OH-ATK
OH-ATN      ATR 72 500                           959 Nordic Regional Airlines

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OH-ATO     ATR 72 500                                          Nordic Regional Airlines

OH-ATO

OH-ATP      ATR 72 500                           1050      Nordic Regional Airlines

OH-ATP
OH-HVP      Eurocopter Super Puma AS.332 L1e     2950      Finnish Coast Guard

OH-HVP
OH-HVQ      Eurocopter Super Puma AS.332 L1e     2956      Finnish Coast Guard

OH-HVQOH-LKF      Embraer EMB-190 LR                   19000066  Finnair
OH-LKN      Embraer EMB-190 LR                   19000252  Finnair
OH-LKO      Embraer EMB-190 LR                   19000267  Finnair

OH-LKO
OH-LKP      Embraer EMB-190 LR                   19000416  Finnair

OH-LKP

OH-LTN    Airbus A330                                             Finnair

OH-LTN

OH-LTO      Airbus A330 302E                     1013      Finnair
OH-LTR      Airbus A330 302E                                    Finnair

OH-LTR
OH-LTU      Airbus A330 302E                     1173      Finnair

OH-LTU

OH-LVD    Airbus A319     Finnair

OH-LVD

OH-LVL       Airbus A319                                    Finnair

OH-LVL

OH-LWC      Airbus A350 941                      20  Finnair
OH-LWE      Airbus A350 941                      23  Finnair

OH-LWE
OH-LWG      Airbus A350 941                      51  Finnair

OH-LWG
OH-LWH      Airbus A350 941                      97  Finnair

OH-LWH
OH-LWI      Airbus A350 941                      97  Finnair

OH-LWI

OH-LXK       Airbus A320              Finnair

OH-LXK (2)

OH-LZA       Airbus A321 231SL   Finnair

OH-LZA

OH-LZB       Airbus A321 231SL  Finnair

OH-LZB

OH-LZH      Airbus A321 231SL                    5803      Finnair

OH-LZH
OH-LZL      Airbus A321 231SL                    6083      Finnair
OH-LZM      Airbus A321 231SL                    7552     Finnair

OH-LZM
OH-LZN      Airbus A321 231SL                    7570      Finnair
OH-LZO      Airbus A321 231SL                    7611      Finnair

OH-LZO
OH-LZP      Airbus A321 231SL                        7661   Finnair
OH-SWJ      Cessna Citation CJ2+                 525A0443  Scanwings OY

OH-SWJ
OK-PET      Airbus A319 112                      4258      CSA Czech Airlines
OY-KFI      Bombardier CRJ 900 ER NG             15242     Scandinavian Airlines System
UR-82027    Antonov An-124 100                   19530502288      Antonov Airlines
UR-EMD      Embraer EMB-190 STD                  19000602  Ukraine International Airlines

UR-EMD
YL-BBM      Boeing 737 522                       26680     Air Baltic
YL-BBV      Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG              4444      Air Baltic

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