1. General information:
Kauhava, a former Finnish Air Force field, offers an excellent environment for aviation activities. The field is owned by LSK Business Park Oy, and operated by Ilmasotakoulun Lentokerho Ry (local flying club). Kauhava is an active gliding and general aviation airfield. Additionally, there is a lot of paragliding and aero-modelling activity. The field is located just a couple of kilometers from Kauhava downtown with all basic services close at hand.
Occasionally there may be lots of para-gliding car-tow activity on the RWY, up to 1000 meters. In addition to normal radio calls and before joining the traffic pattern for landing, all arriving traffic is ordered to circle the airfield in every circumstance to eliminate the risk of hitting the poorly visible towing cable. Para-gliders usually carry a two-way VHF radio on board. However, observe the airspace especially carefully.
Kauhava Air Show 2020 29.-30.8.2020
Drag racing and other related events are held at Kauhava airfield on a regular basis. These events may cause restrictions to RWY usability. Please check the possible limitations from the NOTAM service and contact the airfield boss by phone if necessary. Contact details below.
Other general information:
Check for availability during winter season. Please notice that open airfield may be slippery or even in unusable condition. Operator does not guarantee RWY availability 24/7. PIC holds the final responsibility.