Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 22.08.2017 – Night ends: 04:38 – Sunrise: 05:34 – Sunset: 21:01 – Night begins: 21:57
Times tomorrow – Night ends tomorrow: 04:41 – Sunsrise tomorrow: 05:36 – Sunset tomorrow: 20:58 – Night begins tomorrow: 21:53
1. General information:
The airfield is in North Savo, at Haapakummi in the city of Kiuruvesi. it was established in 1979. The asphalt surface has been layed in 1989-91. There is a hangar with a small office/Flight planning space. There is a local aeroclub at the field, which had active glider, motor and ultra-light operations. In the past, the activity was very active, but it quieted down during the turn of the century. After which the condition of the airport deteriorated. In the fall of 2016, operations were restarted and the airport renovation was started. Renovation work has been continued during spring of 2017. A grass RC-flying field has been set up in the outskirts of the runway to the south of the field. The current activity is mainly ultralight and RC-flying activities. There are frequent RC-flying operations at the southern end of the runway, which is why all incoming aircraft must circle the field before landing.
2. The Airport:
The renovation of the airport was started in the fall of 2016 and continued in the spring of 2017. The cracks and damages of the asphalt have been repaired. The runway surface is reasonably good. Brushes and other vegetation have been removed from the slope. On the outside of the rocky area there is brushes and trees. At the southern end of the field, trees have been removed from a 2.2-hectare area. Thresholds and runway paintings will be made in the summer of 2017. The thresholds are temporarily marked.
Aerial photo of the south end of the field. Bushes and other vegetation have been removed from the slope, as well as trees and other vegetation removed from the vicinity of the landing strip. At the end of runway 33, a forest area of 2.2 ha has been cut down. Picture: Jarmo Korhonen
EFRV Runway 33 Picture: Jorma Repo
EFRV Runway 15 Picture: Jorma Repo
In the front is the club-owned airplane hangar, the red building is an agility hall for dog enthusiasts. Picture: Jorma Repo