Scandinavia 26-7-19 – 1-8-19

The following is a report from a trip to Copenhagen, then on to Helsinki, Lahti (Finland), lappeenranta (Finland), as part of a family holiday and visiting my in-laws in Finland.
We had booked a family room again at the Gatwick Hilton South Terminal, which included car parking for the week and we got a reasonable deal at about £280. Our flight to CPH was with Norwegian, an airline I had not flown with since 2012. We had an early departure (06:30) and despite being at the airport, we were still up with the larks. After breezing through security at LGW we made our way into the south terminal and eagerly scanned the board for our gate number only to discover that out flight was showing a departure time of 11:20am – disaster!. Several cups of coffee later, and 3 yes 3 gate changes, we finally boarded our ride to CPH which took off about 12:30pm. There was no apology from anyone for the delay, and passengers were not even offered a complimentary cup of tea of coffee. Really poor service and we are trying to get our money back.

We arrived at CPH to clear skies and spent a nice time in the city. The log below is from Gatwick prior to departure, and CPH on arrival and OTT’s seen from the city. the main south terminal building at Gatwick has limited views , so to see anything FR24 was used and then a walk to the restaurant windows upstairs was required. We managed about 3 coffees in the restaurant which we made last about 2.5 hours!.

On with the first logs: All Photos are taken from the upstairs restaurant and from inside the aircraft.

Fri 26 Jul 2019 London Gatwick
4O-AOB Embraer EMB-195 LR 19000283 Montenegro Airlines
9H-NEO Airbus A320 251NSL 7875 Air Malta
9H-SUN Airbus A340 313X 367 Norwegian Air UK
A6-EVG Airbus A380 842 256 Emirates Airline
A7-BCT Boeing 787 8 38338 Qatar Airways
B-2002 Boeing 777 39PER 43288 China Eastern Airlines
B-LRG Airbus A350 941 53 Cathay Pacific Airways
C-FOGJ Boeing 767 338ER/W 25274 WestJet
C-FWAD Boeing 767 338ER/W 25363 WestJet
C-GCTS Airbus A330 342 177 Air Transat
C-GUDH Boeing 787 9 64974 WestJet
C-GYWJ Boeing 737NG 7CT/W 32772 WestJet
CN-RGF Boeing 737NG 86N/W 36826 Royal Air Maroc
CS-TJM Airbus A321 251NSL 8145 TAP Air Portugal
EC-HDS Boeing 757 256 26252 Privilege Style
EC-LQX Boeing 737NG 85P/W 36589 Air Europa
EC-MGZ Airbus A321 231SL 6660 Vueling Airlines
EC-MKN Airbus A320 232SL 7026 Vueling Airlines
EC-NBP Airbus A330 343E 1382 Norwegian Air UK
EC-NCU Airbus A320 271NSL 8885 Vueling Airlines
EI-DEO Airbus A320 214 2486 Aer Lingus
EI-EME Boeing 737NG 8AS/W 35029 Ryanair
EI-FHJ Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42069 Norwegian Air International (LGW-CPH)
EI-FHK Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41140 Norwegian Air International
EI-FHV Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 40870 Norwegian Air International
EI-FHX Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 40866 Norwegian Air International
EI-FHW Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39007 Norwegian Air International
EI-FJA Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39419 Norwegian Air International
EI-FJM Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42074 Norwegian Air International
EI-GBG Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39023 Norwegian Air International
G-CKOG Boeing 787 9 63314 Norwegian Air UK
G-CKWA Boeing 787 9 63315 Norwegian Air UK
G-CKWC Boeing 787 9 38893 Norwegian Air UK
G-CKWU Boeing 787 9 63321 Norwegian Air UK
G-EZBV Airbus A319 111 3122 easyJet Airline
G-EZDA Airbus A319 111 3413 easyJet Airline
G-EZFT Airbus A319 111 4132 easyJet Airline
G-EZPI Airbus A320 214SL 7104 easyJet Airline
G-EZWY Airbus A320 214SL 6267 easyJet Airline
G-MIDS Airbus A320 232 1424 British Airways
G-OOBE Boeing 757 28A/W 33100 TUI Airways
G-TCDJ Airbus A321 211SL 6526 Thomas Cook Airlines
G-TCDK Airbus A321 211SL 6548 Thomas Cook Airlines
G-TCDW Airbus A321 211 1921 Thomas Cook Airlines
G-TCDX Airbus A321 211 1887 Thomas Cook Airlines
G-TUIB Boeing 787 8 34423 TUI Airways
G-TUIE Boeing 787 8 37227 TUI Airways
G-TUIJ Boeing 787 9 44578 TUI Airways
G-TUIL Boeing 787 9 64053 TUI Airways
G-UZHC Airbus A320 251NSL 7802 easyJet Airline
G-UZHD Airbus A320 251NSL 7841 easyJet Airline
G-UZHX Airbus A320 251NSL 8880 easyJet Airline
G-UZLD Airbus A320 251NSL 9036 easyJet Airline
G-UZME Airbus A321 251NXSL 8454 easyJet Airline
G-VLIP Boeing 747 443 32338 Virgin Atlantic Airways
LN-NGR Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41121 Norwegian
LY-COB Airbus A320 232 928 GetJet
OE-IVF Airbus A320 214SL 7177 easyJet Europe Airline
OE-LKJ Airbus A319 111 2946 easyJet Europe Airline
SP-ENN Boeing 737NG 8CX/W 32368 Enter Air
TC-JTO Airbus A321 231SL 7299 Turkish Airlines
TC-JVB Boeing 737NG 8F2/W 40990 Turkish Airlines
TC-JVZ Boeing 737NG 8F2/W 60025 Turkish Airlines
YL-CSB Bombardier C Series 300 55004 Air Baltic

The initial stages of the flight were a bumpy affair as we climbed through the remnants of an earlier thunderstorm.

Not the best weather to be flying in. Onboard D82900/EI-FHJ from LGW to CPH 26-7-19 in the remnants of an earlier  thunderstorm
Mobile upload - seat 19E EI-FJN B737-8 Norwegian Express HEL-LGW 1-8-19
London Gatwick 26-7-19 at approx 12:45pm

We arrived in CPH to clear skies. On rollout we could see the 2 stored Norwegian 737-MAX8 which are in parked amongst the hangers on the far side of the airport.
DC-8 LN-PIP is also still visible.


Fri 26 Jul 2019 Copenhagen
A7-BAW Boeing 777 3DZER 41741 Qatar Airways
G-TTNJ Airbus A320 251NSL 8772 British Airways
G-UZHF Airbus A320 251NSL 8193 easyJet Airline
HB-IOD Airbus A321 111 522
LN-BKD Boeing 737MAX 8 64993 Norwegian (Stored)
LN-BKE Boeing 737MAX 8 63970 Norwegian (Stored)
LN-RKG Airbus A340 313X 424 Scandinavian Airlines System
LX-LGN Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4426 Luxair
OY-KAM Airbus A320 232 2911 Scandinavian Airlines System
OY-TCF Airbus A321 211SL 6351 Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
PH-XRD Boeing 737NG 7K2/W 30659 Transavia
SE-DSX AVRO 146 RJ100 E3255 Braathens Regional Aviation
SU-GCB Airbus A320 232 2079 Egypt Air
TC-TJI Boeing 737NG 8S3/W 29246 Corendon Air
YI-ARD Airbus A320 214 5464 Iraqi Airways

Fri 26 Jul 2019 Copenhagen Overflights
B-307C Airbus A350 941 284 Air China
B-8019 Airbus A330 243 1020 Capital Airlines
B-KPS Boeing 777 367ER 39232 Cathay Pacific Airways
D-ABYN Boeing 747 830 37838 Lufthansa
OY-NSA de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 577 Nordic Seaplanes
SE-MGA Tecnam P.2002 Sierra JF 190 Private
VQ-BAV Airbus A319 112 1743 Rossiya Russian Airlines
VQ-BIR Airbus A320 214 4625 Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Sat 27 Jul 2019 Copenhagen Overflights
B-2023 Boeing 777 39PER 43275 China Eastern Airlines
B-LQA Airbus A350 941 324 Cathay Pacific Airways
D-AINE Airbus A320 271NSL 7103 Lufthansa
EC-KOM Airbus A330 202 931 Air Europa
EI-FVU Boeing 737NG 800/W 42088 Norwegian Air International
HB-JCT Airbus A220 300 55046 Swiss International Air Lines
HB-ZYY Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 1026 Helitrans
HL7614 Airbus A380 861 68 Korean Air
HL7622 Airbus A380 861 128 Korean Air
HL8251 Boeing 777 FB5 37639 Korean Air
HL8308 Airbus A350 941 218 Asiana Airlines
M-507 EH Industries EH.101 Merlin Mk.512 50136 Royal Danish Air Force
OY-DLY Piper PA-31 Navajo 31-229 Private
OY-HHG Robinson R44 Raven II 12749 Private
PH-BVU Boeing 777 300ER 61702 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
TC-JJP Boeing 777 3F2ER 40797 Turkish Airlines
TC-JNN Airbus A330 343E 1228 Turkish Airlines
VP-BKN Boeing 737NG 800/W 44441 Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Sunday was another travel day and the weather gods had conspired against us again. A severe thunderstorm resulted in the evacuation of ground crew from the airport. There was nothing to do but wait!

A Transavia France B737 F-GZHU waits to pull on stand during some intense rain.

Sun 28 Jul 2019 Copenhagen
A7-BAH Boeing 777 3DZER 37662 Qatar Airways
B-8385 Airbus A330 343E 1807 Air China
D-AGWG Airbus A319 132 3193 Eurowings
EC-JZV Bombardier CRJ 900 ER 15117 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-EVZ Boeing 737NG 8AS/W 40316 Ryanair
EI-FPC Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15400 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FPG Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15406 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FPP Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15435 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FTO Boeing 737NG 800/W 44765 Ryanair
EI-FVM Boeing 737NG 800/W 42277 Norwegian Air International
ES-ATF ATR 72 600 1131 Scandinavian Airlines System
F-GZHU Boeing 737 8K2/W 41352 Transavia France
HS-TKZ Boeing 777 3D7ER 42115 Thai Airways International
LN-NGN Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 39025 Norwegian
LN-RRF Boeing 737NG 85P/W 35707 Scandinavian Airlines System
LY-NVW Airbus A320 232 2173 SunExpress
OE-LXC Airbus A320 216 3502 Austrian
OH-LZD Airbus A321 211 1241 Finnair (Our ride to HEL)
OY-GRN Airbus A330 223 230 Air Greenland
OY-JZI Boeing 737NG 83N/W 30643 Jet Time
OY-KBE Airbus A321 232 1798 Scandinavian Airlines System
OY-KBT Airbus A319 132 3292 Scandinavian Airlines System
SE-DOX Airbus A320 251NSL 7489 Scandinavian Airlines System
SX-MAH Boeing 737 405 24643 Air Mediterranean
TC-LOH Airbus A330 223 1213 Turkish Airlines
TC-TJP Boeing 737NG 8BK/W 33022 Corendon Air
TF-FIK Boeing 757 256/W 26254 Icelandair
YL-BBX Boeing 737 36Q/W 30334 Air Baltic

Sun 28 Jul 2019 Helsinki
B-207N Boeing 787 9 64313 Juneyao Airlines
D-CEIS Cessna Citation Sovereign 680-0185 E-Aviation
OH-ATI ATR 72 500 783 Finnair
OH-ATI  -  ATR-72-500  -  Finnair  -  EFHK/HEL 28/7/19
OH-ATP ATR 72 500 1050 Nordic Regional Airlines
RA-89110 Sukhoi Superjet 100 95 B 95161 Aeroflot Russian Airlines

After collecting our car at Helsinki, we drove north to Lahti. About 30mins north of here is the small airfield of Lahti-Vesivehmaa. There is a museum at the airport that boasts the only Blackburn Ripon IIF in the world (apparently). There are about 18 exhibits crammed into a hanger making them very difficult to photograph, plus a couple outside. Vampire remnants VA-3) is located next to some containers. Some of the exhibits are in varying states of completeness, and there are numerous parts of aircraft recovered from crash sites. Entry was only 5 euro for adults kids go free. Out on the airfield were a few light aircraft. There are no fences to separate the parking area from the GA ramp, other families were wandering among the aircraft so we did the same!


Sun 28 Jul 2019 Lahti Vesivehmaa
AE-59 Aero A32 Finnish Air Force
CA-50 Caudron C.59 Finnish Air Force
DK-207 SAAB Draken J-35XS 351304 Finnish Air Force
FM-71 Valmet Magister CM.170 FM-71 Finnish Air Force
GN-112 Folland Gnat F.1 FL47 Finnish Air Force
HA-39 Ilmailuvoimien D.26 Haukka I Finnish Air Force
HS-5 Mil Mi-8 PS 13305 Finnish Air Force
HS-6 Mil Mi-8 PS 13306 Finnish Army
HS-6  -  Mil Mi 8P  -  Finnish Air Force  -  EFLA 28/7/19
KA-147 Valtion E-30 Kotka 4 Finnish Air Force
KA-147  -  Valtion E-30 Kotka  -  Finnish Air Force  -  EFLA 28/7/19
MG-131 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75084511 Finnish Air Force
MG-131  -  Mig21BIS  -  Finnish Air Force  -  EFLA 28-7-19
MG-140 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 bis N75084645 Finnish Air Force
MU-2 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 UTI 822028 Finnish Air Force
MU-2  -  Mikoyan - Gurevich MIG15 UTI  -  Finnish Air Force  -  EFLA 28/7/19
Visitors are not deterred from climbing up and getting a close look at the exhibits as demonstrated by my son!
OH-AYA American Aviation AA-1 Yankee AA1-0402 Private
OH-CAP Cessna 152 15279955 Private
OH-CAP  -  Cessna 152  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
OH-CFJ Reims/Cessna F172L 0834 Private
OH-CFJ  -  Reims-Cessna F172L  -  Private  -  EFLA 28-7-19
OH-CIP Reims/Cessna F152 1857 Private
OH-CKV Cessna 150M 15076935 Private
OH-DBE Reims/Cessna F150K 0610 Private
OH-DBE  -  Reims/Cessna F150K  -  Private  -  EFLA 28-7-19
OH-DBS Reims/Cessna F150G 0125 Private
OH-DBS  -  Cessna 150K  -  Private  -  EFLA 28-7-19
OH-PAW Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow II 28R-7335208 Private
OH-PAW  -  Piper Pa28 Cherokee Arrow II  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
OH-RAS SOCATA TB9 Tampico Club 1093 Private
OH-RAS  -  Socata TB9 Tobago  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
OH-U533 AirMax SeaMax M-22 040 Private
OH-U540 Comco Ikarus C42 B 0712-6929 Private
OH-U578 Aeropro EuroFox 3K 26408 Private
OH-U578  -  Eurofox  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
OH-WSH Cessna 206H Stationair 20608061 Private
OH-WSH  -  Cessna 206H Stationair  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
PY-26 Valtion Pyry II Finnish Air Force
RI-140 Blackburn Ripon IIF 12 Finnish Air Force
SE-EMR Piper PA-28 150 Cherokee C 28-2081 Private
SE-EMR  -  Piper Pa28 Cherokee  -  Private  -  EFLA 28/7/19
VA-3 de Havilland Vampire FB.52 Finnish Air Force
VT-6 de Havilland Vampire T.55 15756 Finnish Air Force

On Monday we drove east to the city of Lappeenranta. The airfield was devoid of aircraft except for a US registered MU-2. A Hughes 369D of the Finnish Army was seen landing later in the week but that was it!. Even the aeroclub was shut. The South Karelia aircraft museum was open (but not visited) and in thier yard was what appeared to be the fuselage and wings of an Antonov 2 which looked like an example that has been on display at a service station in UTTI for several years.

Mon 29 Jul 2019 Lappeenranta
N893KB Mitsubishi MU-2 P 415SA Sky West Aviation Inc Trustee
N893KB  -  Mitsubishi MU-2B-40 Solitaire  -  Private  -  LPP/EFLP 29-7-19

Thursday saw us heading back to Helsinki with a stop at Malmi. This airfield is under threat from development but there are still about 20-30 aircraft here. All photos were taken through the fence near the small terminal.

Thu 01 Aug 2019 Malmi
D-EHXY Rockwell Commander 112 A 489 Private
N756DS Diamond Aircraft Diamond Star DA40 40.361 Private
OH-ACM Rockwell Commander 112 A 277 Private
OH-BAN Piper PA-28 151 Cherokee Warrior 28-7615164 Private
OH-CAO Cessna 152 15281506 Private
OH-CIO Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair 6 U20606090 Private
OH-CKO Cessna 152 15283579 Private
OH-CRA Cessna 152 15281374 Private
OH-DAA Diamond Aircraft Katana DA20-A1 10249 Private
OH-ESR Cirrus Design SR20 G2 1542 Private
OH-FRE Cessna 150K Aerobat FA150-0067 Privte
OH-HEH Robinson R44 Raven II 11371 Private
OH-KAT Diamond Aircraft Katana DA20-C1 C0096 Private
OH-KLS Cessna 152 15282409 Private
OH-KLS  -  Cessna 152  -  BF Lento  -  EFHF 1-8-19
OH-MXN Lake Buccaneer LA-4-200 934 Private
OH-NEU Reims/Cessna FA152 Aerobat 0422 Private
OH-PCK Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee B 28-26309 Private
OH-PCK  -  Piper Pa28 Cherokee  -  Private  -  EFHF 1-8-19
OH-PCW Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee B 28-26411 Private
OH-PJJ Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee B 28-25686 Private
OH-TJS SOCATA TB21 Trinidad TC 744 Private
OH-U511 Comco Ikarus C42 B 0603-6800 Private
OH-U511  -  Ikarus Comco C-42B Cyclone  -  Private  -  EFHF 1-8-19
OH-U588 ATEC Faeta 321 F460409A Private
OH-U656 Comco Ikarus C42 B Cyclone 1301-7240 Private
OH-WAC Wassmer Atlantic WA.54 138 Private
SE-FTZ Gardan GY-80 180 Horizon 173 Private

Once through security it was up to the Fly Inn which is upstairs in T2. A good burger and a beer can be had here, with the advantage of excellent airport views. All photos below are from the Fly Inn or from onboard our aircraft.

Thu 01 Aug 2019 Helsinki
A7-ALM Airbus A350 941 42 Qatar Airways
B-207N Boeing 787 9 64313 Juneyao Airlines
B-207N  -  Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  -  Juneyao Air  -  EFHK/HEL 1/8/19
EC-ILP Airbus A321 213 1716 Iberia
EI-FJL Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42073 Norwegian Air International
EI-FJN Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 41152 Norwegian Air International (HEL-LGW)
EI-FJO Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42076 Norwegian Air International
EI-FJT Boeing 737NG 8JP/W 42079 Norwegian Air International
EI-FPA Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15398 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FPJ Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG 15426 Scandinavian Airlines System
EI-FVZ Boeing 737NG 800/W 42093 Norwegian Air International
EI-FYB Boeing 737MAX 8 42826 Norwegian Air International
EI-FYG Boeing 737MAX 8 42831 Norwegian Air International
EI-STK Boeing 737 448SF 25052 ASL Airlines Ireland
JA869J Boeing 787 9 35424 Japan Airlines
LN-WDH Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4273 Wideroes Flyveselskap
LN-WDL Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4392 Wideroes Flyveselskap
LN-WEC Embraer EMB-190 E2 19020011 Wideroes Flyveselskap
LY-EWE Boeing 737 33R 28873 GetJet
LY-EWE  -  Boeing 737-33R  -  GetJet Airlines  -  HEL/EFHK 1-8-19
N276EA Boeing 737NG 8AL/W 35070 SmartWings
N923FD Boeing 757 204SF 26266 FedEx Express
OH-LKG Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000079 Finnair
OH-LKH Embraer EMB-190 LR 19000086 Finnair
OH-LTN Airbus A330 302E 1007 Finnair
OH-LTO Airbus A330 302E 1013 Finnair
OH-LTO  -  Airbus A330-302  -  Finnair  -  EFHK/HEL 1/8/19
OH-LTR Airbus A330 302E 1067 Finnair
OH-LWB Airbus A350 941 19 Finnair
OH-LWE Airbus A350 941 23 Finnair
OH-LWG Airbus A350 941 51 Finnair
OH-LWG  -  Airbus A350-941  -  Finnair  -  HEL/EFHK 1-8-19
OH-LWK Airbus A350 941 113 Finnair
OH-LWM Airbus A350 941 264 Finnair
OH-LWN Airbus A350 941 273 Finnair
OH-LWO Airbus A350 941 300 Finnair
OH-LXB Airbus A320 214 1470 Finnair
OH-LXF Airbus A320 214 1712 Finnair
OH-LXF  -  Airbus A320-214  -  Finnair  -  EFHK/HEL 1-8-19
OH-LXH Airbus A320 214 1913 Finnair
OH-LXK Airbus A320 214 2065 Finnair
OH-LZA Airbus A321 211 941 Finnair
OH-LZD Airbus A321 211 1241 Finnair
OH-LZE Airbus A321 211 1978 Finnair
OH-LZF Airbus A321 211 2208 Finnair
OH-LZI Airbus A321 231SL 5922 Finnair
OH-LZK Airbus A321 231SL 5961 Finnair
OH-LZM Airbus A321 231SL 7552 Finnair
OH-LZN Airbus A321 231SL 7570 Finnair
OH-LZP Airbus A321 231SL 7661 Finnair
OH-LZT Airbus A321 231SL 8041 Finnair
OH-WIX Dassault Falcon 7X 231 Jetflite OY
OY-JTS Boeing 737NG 7K2/W 33465 Jet Time
OY-TCF Airbus A321 211SL 6351 Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
PH-BXR Boeing 737NG 9K2/W 29601 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
SE-MKD ATR 72 600 1331 Braathens Regional Airways
SE-MDI ATR 72 500 930 Braathens Regional Airways
SE-MDI  -  ATR-72-500  -  Braathens Regional  -  EFHK/HEL 1/8/19
TF-ISF Boeing 757 223/W 24595 Icelandair
YL-BAE Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4289 Air Baltic
YL-RAE Saab 340 B 225 RAF Avia

We arrived back at Gatwick on time at 18:00 local, but there wasnt anything of note. It was then a swift drive home back to the Luton area which astonishingly only took an hour.

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