In 2018 4Aviation travelled to Finland for the first time. We chose the annual career days of the Finnish Air Force to explore the land of a thousand lakes.
For the career days, a number of operational air force bases are opened to the public. The setup is small and there is only access to smaller parts of the bases. The operational flying makes it a worthwhile experience. The weather was very cooperative as well!
For this report also photos were used from Jan Dijkstra, Johan Moerman, Arthur Payne, Stéphane Pichard and Werner de Rooij.
A group of six participants came together for this first tour to Finland. Five of them gathered at Schiphol Airport on Monday 14 May for their Finnair evening flight to Helsinki-Vantaa. Once there, the sixth participant joined the group and the group arrived at the hotel for the first night very late in the evening.