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    CTP Airfield Applications 2018

    I have to agree there as well. Maybe @Martin Tornberg can tell us here what CTP team said back them. Maybe their line has changed or the it's inconsistent. EGLL-MKJS is 500 nm longer than KJFK-EFHK. And there is around same amount of heavy stands available + Helsinki has also remote stands where aircraft can be parked.
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    CTP Airfield Applications 2018

    As far as I am aware Matrin Tornberg tried to get Helsinki into CTP at one point but it was rejected for not having enough stands for heavy aircraft. I cannot remember if they also stated that it’s too far away. The lack of heavy stands (or stands in general) would also be a problem with Keflavik airport unfortunately. Luckily we have been able to get Iceland involved on enroute controlling and it’s becoming a big part of ensuring smooth CTP Oceanic crossing for pilots as the event seems to get larger and larger each year.
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    Use of Free Route Airspace

    Hello Alasdair, Have a look on this thread to find all the necessary documents with routings within NEFRA. On RAD documents you can see NEFRA as a free route airspace. That means you can take directs within the airspace borders freely. In other words, you can direct from any point to another as long as the durect line between the waypoints stays withing the Free Route Airspace limits, both laterally and vertically. So, only necessary routings are really when you are entering the Free Route Airspace from an airport inside the Free Route Airspace which is not part of the airspace. For those routings you can find necessary information from the documents on the link given earlier. / Jouka
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    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
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    [Thu 4th Jan 18-21z] S3 CPT EFHK_APP

    Congratulations!
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    [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!
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    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
  8. Jouka Ahponen

    [28 Sep 17-20z] EFES C1 CPT

    Congratulations!
  9. Jouka Ahponen

    [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!
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    [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!
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    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
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    [Thu 14th Sep 17-20z] S2 CPT EFHK_TWR

    Congratulations!
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    [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
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    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/…
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    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/…
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