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Joonatan Porkkala

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  1. 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ATCOs that I've used it with since the adoption rate of CPDLC seems to be extremely low, probably due to the slightly outdated and – perhaps for some – difficult client in the pilot's end.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.
  2. [25th Oct 17-20z] BIKF_APP S3 CPT

    Congrats Kobi!
  3. [28 Sep 17-20z] EFES C1 CPT

    Congratulations!
  4. 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!
  5. [Thu 21st Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

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

    This one is today, welcome!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. [Thu 14th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

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

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

    until
    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!
  12. 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!
  13. [Thu 7th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Congratulations again!
  14. [Thu 7th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    This starts in just a couple of hours, welcome!
  15. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

    until
    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!
  16. It's checkout time in Finland! On Thursday the 3rd of August at 17-20z (20-23 local) it's time for James Burgess to take the stage on Helsinki Tower to prove the examiner he's capable of handling a Tower position on his own and earn his S2 ATC rating. We need your help to achieve this - all traffic, IFR or VFR, is welcome to fly in and out of Helsinki and give James some challenge during his checkout. Why not take your favourite GA aircraft for a spin, or perhaps fly something heavier to Europe or beyond; everything's possible with great ATC coverage both in Helsinki and enroute. Welcome to Finland! Joonatan
  17. [Thu 3rd Aug 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    This starts in an hour, welcome!
  18. S2 CPT, EFHK_TWR

    until
    It's checkout time in Finland! On Thursday the 3rd of August at 17-20z (20-23 local) it's time for James Burgess to take the stage on Helsinki Tower to prove the examiner he's capable of handling a Tower position on his own and earn his S2 ATC rating. We need your help to achieve this - all traffic, IFR or VFR, is welcome to fly in and out of Helsinki and give James some challenge during his checkout. Why not take your favourite GA aircraft for a spin, or perhaps fly something heavier to Europe or beyond; everything's possible with great ATC coverage both in Helsinki and enroute. Welcome to Finland!
  19. [29 & 30 JULY 2017] VATSIM CONNEXION 2017

    First day of the convention is now done; here are some pictures as promised. Registration began at 9 o'clock in the morning. The convention location is Holborn Bars, an old Victorian building in Central London and it certainly is an amazing location for an event like this. The main room for the convention with people settling in for the day Welcome kits were handed out, with things like the two days' schedule, name tags and discount codes for the upcoming Aerosoft A330 and CRJ, as well as a JustFlight coupon. Ben Hunwicks giving a part of the welcome speech to the attendees The actual program began with Heathrow ATCO Michael Benson giving us an insight into the operation required to fit as many aircraft in and out of EGLL as has to be done every single day and the challenges related to it. In the picture he's explaining TBS, time based separation that is now used for arrivals to boost the overall arrivals rate. The swift pilot client team gave an update on the progress of the development. Also caused some "heated discussion" on things like the purpose of the project, development speed and features . The Simfest team giving a humour-filled presentation about their 747 simulator, the process of building it and World Flight. One of today's panel discussions, this one regarding creating innovative and novel VATSIM events. @Martin Tornberg as one of the panelists. The conference will continue tomorrow, so some more photos to be expected then .
  20. [29 & 30 JULY 2017] VATSIM CONNEXION 2017

    This starts tomorrow! Currently @ FL430 towards London with @Julius Mannermaa. I'll try to post some picture updates on this thread after each day, if I have the time and energy to do so Hope to see some "familiar faces" from VATSCA and from elsewhere in VATSIM as well.
  21. [7th Jul 17-19z] S2 CPT BIKF_TWR

    Congrats Rickard, great job!
  22. !THIS CHECKOUT IS CANCELLED!
  23. [CANCELLED] [Thu 6th Jul 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Unfortunately this checkout is cancelled due to scheduling issues.
  24. [7th Jul 17-19z] S2 CPT BIKF_TWR

    Will take BIRD for this!
  25. [Mon 26th Jun, 16-19z] EFHK_TWR

    Next Monday the 26th of June at 16-19z (19-22lt) James Burgess will have his first ever online controlling session on Helsinki Tower. Come and fly in and out of EFHK with anything that flies, IFR or VFR and we'll be happy to provide you with some quality ATC. Joonatan
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