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  1. [Thu 24th May 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Thanks! Feel free to steal it, I figured Jeppesen probably won't give me a copyright strike for this one .
  2. It's time for some long-awaited checkout hype in Finland! On Thursday the 24th of May 2018 at 17-20z (20-23 local time) Mikael Harju will have his chance on Helsinki Tower (EFHK) to prove he's got what it takes to become a fully qualified Tower controller and earn his S2 controller rating. As always, we need your help to get there. All movements, IFR or VFR, are very much welcome to fly in or out of Helsinki to give the candidate traffic to work with and to ensure crowded skies and busy frequencies under the Finnish summer dusk. The sun won't set until after 19z, so why not do some relaxing VFR hops with your favourite GA aircraft in the Helsinki area? And naturally, if you're after the heavy metal, there will be excellent ATC coverage in Helsinki and throughout Finland thanks to the weekly Helsinki in Sight event. We'll get you on your way to wherever around the world your destination may be, or welcome you into Helsinki for a smooth arrival, all the while helping Mikael earn his rating. See you on the 24th!
  3. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

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    It's time for some long-awaited checkout hype in Finland! On Thursday the 24th of May 2018 at 17-20z (20-23 local time) Mikael Harju will have his chance on Helsinki Tower (EFHK) to prove he's got what it takes to become a fully qualified Tower controller and earn his S2 controller rating. As always, we need your help to get there. All movements, IFR or VFR, are very much welcome to fly in or out of Helsinki to give the candidate traffic to work with and to ensure crowded skies and busy frequencies under the Finnish summer dusk. The sun won't set until after 19z, so why not do some relaxing VFR hops with your favourite GA aircraft in the Helsinki area? And naturally, if you're after the heavy metal, there will be excellent ATC coverage in Helsinki and throughout Finland thanks to the weekly Helsinki in Sight event. We'll get you on your way to wherever around the world your destination may be, or welcome you into Helsinki for a smooth arrival, all the while helping Mikael earn his rating. See you on the 24th!
  4. [18th Apr 17-19z] BIKF_TWR S2 CPT

    Congratulations!
  5. On Thursday the 8th of February at 18-21z (20-23 local) it's time for Pii Anttonen's first ever online training session on Helsinki Tower. All traffic, IFR and VFR, is very much welcome to keep Pii busy and to enable us to have a great first controlling session. The training will occur simultaneously with the weekly Helsinki in Sight event, so you can also expect great ATC coverage in Helsinki and all of Finland. Welcome to Helsinki! Joonatan
  6. It's time to head to Helsinki again this Thursday the 4th of January at 18-21z (20-23lt) when it's time for Janne Louhi to try and get his S3 rating on Helsinki Radar. Every movement is crucial for a successful checkout, so we need your help; bring your favourite aircraft to Finland and fly in or out of Helsinki and make Janne sweat for his rating. There will be excellent coverage on Tampere Radar for enroute services all across Finland, and Helsinki aerodrome positions will be staffed as well, so this is the perfect chance to enjoy some quality ATC while helping out the candidate. Welcome to Helsinki!
  7. [Thu 4th Jan 18-21z] S3 CPT EFHK_APP

    We had an excellent evening in Helsinki with a massive amount of traffic and Janne passed with flying colours, thanks to everyone who flew in!
  8. [Thu 4th Jan 18-21z] S3 CPT EFHK_APP

    This is today, welcome!
  9. S3 CPT EFHK_APP

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    It's time to head to Helsinki again this Thursday the 4th of January at 18-21z (20-23lt) when it's time for Janne Louhi to try and get his S3 rating on Helsinki Radar. Every movement is crucial for a successful checkout, so we need your help; bring your favourite aircraft to Finland and fly in or out of Helsinki and make Janne sweat for his rating. There will be excellent coverage on Tampere Radar for enroute services all across Finland, and Helsinki aerodrome positions will be staffed as well, so this is the perfect chance to enjoy some quality ATC while helping out the candidate. Welcome to Helsinki!
  10. [Thu 14th Dec 18-21z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    This is today, welcome!
  11. Time for yet another checkout in Finland! On Thursday the 14th of December at 18-21z (20-23 local), it's time for Daniel Edwards to take the hot seat on Helsinki Tower for a chance to prove the examiner he's got what it takes to become a fully qualified Tower controller. As always, we need your help to achieve this; all movements, be it IFR or VFR, are welcome and necessary for a successful checkout. The checkout is simultaneous with the weekly Helsinki in Sight event, so this is a final opportunity to do some Helsinki-Rovaniemi practice runs for Fly and See Santa next Saturday. Or why not take your favourite GA aircraft for a spin around Helsinki while enjoying the Finnish winter scenery? Everything's possible. Welcome to Helsinki!
  12. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

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    Time for yet another checkout in Finland! On Thursday the 14th of December at 18-21z (20-23 local), it's time for Daniel Edwards to take the hot seat on Helsinki Tower for a chance to prove the examiner he's got what it takes to become a fully qualified Tower controller. As always, we need your help to achieve this; all movements, be it IFR or VFR, are welcome and necessary for a successful checkout. The checkout is simultaneous with the weekly Helsinki in Sight event, so this is a final opportunity to do some Helsinki-Rovaniemi practice runs for Fly and See Santa next Saturday. Or why not take your favourite GA aircraft for a spin around Helsinki while enjoying the Finnish winter scenery? Everything's possible. Welcome to Helsinki!
  13. TopSky plugin public beta

    I've used the DCL functionality on the strip a few times now and it works like a charm. I've only given 100% standard clearances with it so don't know if AHDG deps/modified runway works. But yeah, it's mainly other Finnish ATCOs that I've used it with since the adoption rate of CPDLC seems to be extremely low, probably due to the slightly outdated and – perhaps for some – difficult client in the pilot's end. Whenever I'm in charge of clearances I do advertise the availability of DCL in my infoline, hopefully that'll attract some new pilots to start using the system when they see that it's being used at least somewhere.
  14. [25th Oct 17-20z] BIKF_APP S3 CPT

    Congrats Kobi!
  15. [28 Sep 17-20z] EFES C1 CPT

    Congratulations!
  16. The checkout streak is real in Finland – it's time for the third checkout week in a row! This Thursday the 21st of September at 17-20z (20-23lt) Christian Kovanen takes the hot seat on Helsinki Tower to prove his controlling skills to the examiner and earn his long-awaited S2 rating. As usual, we need your help to achieve this; all traffic, be it IFR or VFR, is very much welcome and needed for a successful checkout evening in Finland. You can expect excellent ATC coverage both in Helsinki and in all of Finland with Tampere Radar providing enroute services for those flying domestic or futher afield. Come fly and enjoy busy frequencies and a multitude of TCAS targets before the weekend, all the while helping out our candidate. Welcome to Helsinki!
  17. [Thu 21st Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Congratulations!
  18. [Thu 21st Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    This one is today, welcome!
  19. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

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    The checkout streak is real in Finland – it's time for the third checkout week in a row! This Thursday the 21st of September at 17-20z (20-23lt) Christian Kovanen takes the hot seat on Helsinki Tower to prove his controlling skills to the examiner and earn his long-awaited S2 rating. As usual, we need your help to achieve this; all traffic, be it IFR or VFR, is very much welcome and needed for a successful checkout evening in Finland. You can expect excellent ATC coverage both in Helsinki and in all of Finland with Tampere Radar providing enroute services for those flying domestic or futher afield. Come fly and enjoy busy frequencies and a multitude of TCAS targets before the weekend, all the while helping out our candidate. Welcome to Helsinki!
  20. Thursday means checkout day; it's time for another CPT in Finland! On Thursday the 14th of September at 17-20z (20-23lt) it's Matias Kivikoura's turn to try and get his S2 rating on Helsinki Tower. To achieve that we need traffic; you're welcome to fly in and out of Helsinki with any of your aircraft, no matter IFR or VFR, and put Matias to his limits. We'll also have excellent ATC coverage, naturally in Helsinki but also in all of Finland, so it's the perfect time to enjoy some quality ATC and busy frequencies before the weekend. Welcome to Helsinki!
  21. [Thu 14th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Matias passed with flying colours and earned his S2, well done!
  22. [Thu 14th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    This is today, welcome!
  23. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

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    Thursday means checkout day; it's time for another CPT in Finland! On Thursday the 14th of September at 17-20z (20-23lt) it's Matias Kivikoura's turn to try and get his S2 rating on Helsinki Tower. To achieve that we need traffic; you're welcome to fly in and out of Helsinki with any of your aircraft, no matter IFR or VFR, and put Matias to his limits. We'll also have excellent ATC coverage, naturally in Helsinki but also in all of Finland, so it's the perfect time to enjoy some quality ATC and busy frequencies before the weekend. Welcome to Helsinki!
  24. Helsinki is calling this Thursday the 7th of September at 17-20z (20-23lt) when Arttu Heinonen takes the hot seat on Helsinki Tower to prove the examiner he's got what it takes to earn his S2 rating and become a fully qualified Tower controller. We need your help – come and fly in and out of Helsinki to give Arttu some traffic to work with. IFR or VFR, anything that flies is very much welcome. You can expect excellent ATC coverage in Helsinki but also everywhere in Finland with Tampere Radar providing enroute services to those departing, arriving or transiting Finnish airspace. Welcome to Helsinki!
  25. [Thu 7th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Congratulations again!
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