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Finland - May 2018

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Kevin Martin
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Finland - May 2018

Post by Kevin Martin » Sun May 27, 2018 8:07 pm

During w/c 14th May saw the Finnish Airforce hold its annual open doors style events to demonstate its people and machinary in action. Having been to a few of these before, this was the first time in at least 10 years when all four were held on consecutive days, even if this did cause some serious driving logistics. Even more noteworthy was the weather, with perfect weather throughout the week, certainly not the normal going by previous visits. The bases open were Tampere, Kuopio, Rovaneimi and the Army base at Utti, with display flying along side regular flying activities taking place throughout.

Thanks for looking;

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1. F-18 Solo at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


2. Vinka at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


3. H-500 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


4. NH-90 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


5. Midnight Hawks at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


6. Daytime Hawk at Tikkakoski

ImageFinland 2018 - Tikkakoski by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


7. PC-12 at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


8. Magister's preserved at the former airforce base at Kauhava

ImageFinland 2018 - Kauhava by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


9. Finnish Border Guard Dornier Do228 at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


10. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


11. F-18 at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


12. F-18 at Kuopio
ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


13. F-18 at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


14. Hawk at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


15. Hawk at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 -Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


15. Learjet at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


16. Learjet at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


17. Casa C-295 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


18. NH-90 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


19. Border Guard AW119 Koala at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


20. Vinka's At Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


21. Vinka at Tikkakoski

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


22. Vinka at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


23. Hawk at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


24. NH-90 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


25. H-500 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


26. Mi-8 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


27. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr

28. F-18 at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


29. Hawk at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


30. Midnight Hawks at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


31. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


32. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


33. Midnight Hawks at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


34. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


35. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


36. Swedish HH-60 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


37. A RAF 4Sqn Marked Vampire at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


38. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


39 Finnish Airforce seasonal display team work up in Lapland...

ImageFinland 2018 - Lapland by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


Thanks for looking, lots more at www.flickr.com/kevinmartin1

Kevin

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Bluesteel » Sun May 27, 2018 8:13 pm

Lovely set.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Yunglee » Mon May 28, 2018 7:02 am

Great set of images

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by alizam » Mon May 28, 2018 7:08 am

Lovely Kevin!

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Gingercake » Mon May 28, 2018 8:42 am

Superb set of images!

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Ferrari » Mon May 28, 2018 9:14 am

Brilliant.

I take it the Mil-8 is preserved?

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by mikee115 » Mon May 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Cracking set of images. I'm looking forward to seeing some of their aircraft and helicopters at the airshow in June.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by prefontaine72 » Mon May 28, 2018 7:20 pm

Awesome selection there Kevin and well worth the trip :thumbs:

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by slogen51 » Mon May 28, 2018 7:36 pm

Enjoyed looking at these

Can non nationals just turn up at the open days ?

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by roughcutter » Mon May 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Fabulous set of shots, no.6 almost gave me a nostalgia moment :)
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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Mawgan4 » Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 am

Superb, excellent photos from airfields we don't normally see. Thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by maverick » Tue May 29, 2018 10:55 am

Brill. Thanks for posting

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by DanBeeden » Tue May 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Great set and some lovely backdrops as well.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Nick Thompson » Tue May 29, 2018 8:04 pm

Lovely selection of images Kevin!

The light is awesome, the ground taxi shots against the dark conifers and the Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi with the dark cloud backdrop are stunning :thumb:
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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Jonesy » Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm

Kevin, is the Mi-8 still being used or was it just a static display?

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Kevin Martin » Wed May 30, 2018 5:01 am

Jonesy wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Kevin, is the Mi-8 still being used or was it just a static display?
It's maintained in a running state but not flying I believe by a technical school on site at Utti.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by j j feneley » Wed May 30, 2018 8:56 am

Very nice Kev!. Just hope we have nice weather in Japan like you did in Finland not as hot.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by F3 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:34 pm

Nice travelogue set. Particularly liking that Midnight Hawks scheme, the Norwegian Vampire in 4 Sqn. mks ..and the caribou herd. Just a bit different to the hares we get to watch @ displays over here.

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by LTFT5 » Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 am

Hi Kev,
Top shots as always, which squadron were the Caribou from?
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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Blue Diamond » Thu May 31, 2018 4:55 pm

Very, very nice set and loving the Vampire.
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