Finland - May 2018

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Finland - May 2018

Post by Kevin Martin »

During w/c 14th May saw the Finnish Airforce hold its annual open doors style events to demonstate its people and machinary in action. Having been to a few of these before, this was the first time in at least 10 years when all four were held on consecutive days, even if this did cause some serious driving logistics. Even more noteworthy was the weather, with perfect weather throughout the week, certainly not the normal going by previous visits. The bases open were Tampere, Kuopio, Rovaneimi and the Army base at Utti, with display flying along side regular flying activities taking place throughout.

Thanks for looking;

Kevin
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1. F-18 Solo at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


2. Vinka at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


3. H-500 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


4. NH-90 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


5. Midnight Hawks at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


6. Daytime Hawk at Tikkakoski

ImageFinland 2018 - Tikkakoski by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


7. PC-12 at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


8. Magister's preserved at the former airforce base at Kauhava

ImageFinland 2018 - Kauhava by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


9. Finnish Border Guard Dornier Do228 at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


10. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


11. F-18 at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


12. F-18 at Kuopio
ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


13. F-18 at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


14. Hawk at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


15. Hawk at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 -Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


15. Learjet at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


16. Learjet at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


17. Casa C-295 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


18. NH-90 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


19. Border Guard AW119 Koala at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


20. Vinka's At Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


21. Vinka at Tikkakoski

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


22. Vinka at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


23. Hawk at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


24. NH-90 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


25. H-500 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


26. Mi-8 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


27. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr

28. F-18 at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


29. Hawk at Rovaneimi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


30. Midnight Hawks at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


31. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


32. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaneimi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


33. Midnight Hawks at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


34. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


35. F-18 at Kuopio

ImageFinland 2018 - Kuopio by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


36. Swedish HH-60 at Utti

ImageFinland 2018 - Utti by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


37. A RAF 4Sqn Marked Vampire at Tampere

ImageFinland 2018 - Tampere by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


38. Midnight Hawks at Rovaniemi

ImageFinland 2018 - Rovaniemi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


39 Finnish Airforce seasonal display team work up in Lapland...

ImageFinland 2018 - Lapland by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


Thanks for looking, lots more at http://www.flickr.com/kevinmartin1

Kevin
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some very nice shots !
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Great stuff!! Well done! :respect:
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Re: Finland - May 2018

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Wow! :worship:

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Nice report , well done :cheers:
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Re: Finland - May 2018

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Yeah, it's this kind of inspiring shots I visit this website for!

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by Stephan Lodewijks »

Oh that is one heck of a great report! (I don't like the one tilted pic, however different or 'artistic' it may be meant. :-) But that is a matter of taste, of course).

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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by petrolbutterfly »

Kevin, yes also because of the still marvelous weather, but great stuff!
However missing the display of the M-109 in Utti :)
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Super! thanks for sharing...
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Re: Finland - May 2018

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Awesome set. One more trip for the bucket list...
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Re: Finland - May 2018

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:respect: :worship:
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Post by Kevin Martin »

Stephan Lodewijks wrote:Oh that is one heck of a great report! (I don't like the one tilted pic, however different or 'artistic' it may be meant. :-) But that is a matter of taste, of course).

Stephan
Ha ha! I'm not even sure I like it myself but I was looking at them for that long during a gap I just started messing about!


Thanks you all for the nice comments;

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Schffrs wrote:Yeah, it's this kind of inspiring shots I visit this website for!

Cheers,
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Re: Finland - May 2018

Post by remcom »

excellent set; the mi-8 is great!
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