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Jouka Ahponen

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About Jouka Ahponen

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    Director of Finland FIR
  • Birthday 06/28/1995

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  1. ES beta 3.2a(r10) - Someone?

    You can get it by going to http://euroscope.hu/installbeta/changes.html It always shows the most recent one on top but you can access the older ones by modifying the URL. In this case change the end from 16 to 10. http://www.euroscope.hu/installbeta/EuroScopeBeta32a10.zip
  2. [Thu 4th Jan 18-21z] S3 CPT EFHK_APP

    Congratulations!
  3. [16 Dec, 17-23z] Fly and See Santa 2017

    We are finally in December and behind the first window of the advent calendar we can already see how Santa is training Rudolph and friends again for the special night. Who knows, maybe we can get a glimpse of Santa's reindeer doing flights in the night sky over Rovaniemi during Fly And See Santa. And of course our pilots don't need to worry for reindeer strikes. Santa told me that the RCAS (Reindeer Collision Avoidance System) makes sure no reindeer will get on the path of a commercial plane even in as busy airspace as Rovaniemi during this magical event. How else do you think Santa is able to navigate across the globe in the middle of busiest travel season of the year? If you haven't already, it's time to book this event on your calendars!
  4. Transponder difference Sweden Finland

    On Helsinki Airport with squawk mode C while moving on the ground is to simulator the ground radars that cannot be simulated right now on VATSIM with the correct mode. So to have at least something illuminated we ask pilots to squawk mode C so simulate the usage of ground radar. As far as I know you can also use squawk mode C on Sweden as well but controllers doesn't really specially tell you to if you don't. In Finland we have had this habit to tell the pilot on their taxi clearance if they don't alredy have squawk mode C so pilots would maybe remember it next time and use it. So short answer. As far as I know there there is no harm done if you use squawk mode C on ground in Finland or in Sweden. / Jouka
  5. [28 Sep 17-20z] EFES C1 CPT

    Congratulations!
  6. [28 Sep 17-20z] EFES C1 CPT

    Good luck to Antti today on his checkout. Supporting ATC on Helsinki tower and ground at least. IFR/VFR, departure, arrival or transit, you name it. Welcome!
  7. [Thu 21st Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Congratulations. Three weeks of checkouts in a row and three passes. Lets have fourth one next week as well!
  8. Cross the Pond Eastbound 2017 application

    Every field gets equal amount of slots. EGKK is not given more slots than any other airport. UK slots usually go the fastest and also gather most interest from non-event traffic. / Jouka
  9. [Thu 14th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

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

    Join me to congratulate the newest S2 graduate in Finland! Congratulations Arttu! Hope to see you a lot in the network! / Jouka
  11. Helsinki In Sight

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    Vatsim-Scandinavia and Finland invite you to enjoy our weekly event, Helsinki In Sight. Helsinki will be fully staffed by our air traffic controllers every Thursday 1700z-2000z. A rapidly growing team of controllers is looking forward to guiding you into Helsinki airport (EFHK). Tampere Radar (EFES_CTR) will also provide top-down service all across the beautiful Finland. In case you do not have time to fly a complete flight from A to B, feel free to join us for a couple of circuits. Have a genuine fear of big jets? Fear no more! With Helsinki-Malmi (EFHF) staffed, you have no heavy metal to worry about. On the other hand, if general aviation is not your thing, but your schedule is still tight, Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK) can accommodate any amount of circuits in any of your favorite airliners! We guarantee professional, flexible and friendly service across the entirety of Finland. See you on Thursday! Charts: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/en/ Scenery (freeware): http://files.fsnordic.net/… Scenery (payware): http://en.shop.aerosoft.com/…
  12. Helsinki In Sight

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    Vatsim-Scandinavia and Finland invite you to enjoy our weekly event, Helsinki In Sight. Helsinki will be fully staffed by our air traffic controllers every Thursday 1700z-2000z. A rapidly growing team of controllers is looking forward to guiding you into Helsinki airport (EFHK). Tampere Radar (EFES_CTR) will also provide top-down service all across the beautiful Finland. In case you do not have time to fly a complete flight from A to B, feel free to join us for a couple of circuits. Have a genuine fear of big jets? Fear no more! With Helsinki-Malmi (EFHF) staffed, you have no heavy metal to worry about. On the other hand, if general aviation is not your thing, but your schedule is still tight, Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK) can accommodate any amount of circuits in any of your favorite airliners! We guarantee professional, flexible and friendly service across the entirety of Finland. See you on Thursday! Charts: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/en/ Scenery (freeware): http://files.fsnordic.net/… Scenery (payware): http://en.shop.aerosoft.com/…
  13. NAX or IBK ?

    Well, in the end it really comes into which operator operates the flight, Norwegian Air Norway or Nirwegian Air International. Could be that Denmark has a bit of cross operation with some routes flown by Norwegian Air International and some by Norwegian Air Norway. I just made a quick overly simple differnece between both and most likely in reality the relationship between companies are much more complex under the parent company.
  14. NAX or IBK ?

    NAX - NORSHUTTLE callsign is used when the flight is operated by Norwegian Air Norway. That is when the flight is based in Norway, Sweden or Denmark IBK - NORTRANS callsign is used when the flight is operated by Norwegian Air International. That is when the flight is based anywhere else than Norway, Sweden or Denmark By based I mean where the rotation starts and crew is based. For example NAX1302 and NAX1303 is a rotation from ENGM to EGKK and back to ENGM While IBK2801 is rotation from EGKK to ENGM and back to EGKK. Notice the difference that NAX flight starts from ENGM and IBK flight starts from EGKK. / Jouka
  15. Alias Exhange

    @Henrik Sonstebo Done! @Krister Larsen Exactly same thing but I think you covered it more in depth
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