Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 06.10.2022
- Night ends: 06:51
- Sunrise: 07:32
- Sunset: 18:32
- Night begins: 19:13
Times tomorrow
- Night ends tomorrow: 06:53
- Sunrise tomorrow: 07:35
- sunset tomorrow: 18:29
- Night begins tomorrow: 19:10
1. General information:
A lively gliding airport north of the city of Kotka. The Karhula Aviation Club is very active in the field, and the towing method used is a winch. This is worth noting. There is also a Kotka Aviation Club for motor flying and a few privately owned airplanes. There is a separate parking area for guest planes between the refueling point and the taxiway leading to the halls. The accommodation are old barracks, and therefore quite rudimentary. However, overnight stays are possible. Gliders operate at the ends of the field area, starting from small pieces of asphalt and landing right into the sand/grass. The tow wire rests on the ground on the west side of the runway and does not interfere with runway traffic. Distance to the center of Karhula town is about 7 km.
When taking off from runway 16, it is desirable to complete the left turn as early as possible and thus avoid the village of Peippola, which is located about 1 km south of the field.
2. The Airport:
The paved runway is slightly bumpy and there are bumps here and there at the northern end of the asphalt section, the rest of the runway as well as the taxiways and parking area are in good condition. The runway environment is sandy and thus quite flat. Because the paved runway is located longitudinally in the center of the runway, there is approximately 200 meters of flat runway at both ends prior to the start of the edge zone. Pay special attention to the accumulation of capercaillies birds at the north end of the runway, especially in the early morning and late evening.
3. Basic data:
Coordinates: 603430N 0265338E   (Kansalaisen karttapaikka)

Runway: 16/34 – 843 x 15 m – asphalt
LDA: 16: 843 m, 34: 843 m
Radio frequency: 123,550
Airport elevation: 68 m (223 ft)
Fuel availability: Only used by Kotkan Ilmailukerho, no sales.
Announcements: NOTAM

4. Sight seeing and services
Worth visiting is the aviation museum of the Karhula Ilmailukerho. Situated at the field, free entry. The Hamina city circular plan and the Hamina bastion some 20 km to the east are worth seeing from the air. The harbours of Hamina and Kotka, and t6he city of Kotka are interesting, too. Nearest restaurants are by the Karhula centre, some 7 kilometres distant.
5. Contact information:
Airport Chief: Jorma Greijus: +358 41 527 9752
Taxi: +358 100 87227
6. Links:

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EFKY LDG Chart, click on image for pdf document

EFKY LDG Chart, click on image for pdf document

EFKY Visual Approach and Landing Video. Watch full screen and keep close captions on.

This photo was taken last week of August 2013. In this picture, the winch launch has just begun for Karhula Flying Club two-seater school glider ASK 21. Photo: Carl Irjala

This photo was taken last week of August 2013. In this picture, the winch launch has just begun for Karhula Flying Club two-seater school glider ASK 21
. Photo: Carl Irjala

Here is a recent aerial photo of EFKY

Here is a recent aerial photo of EFKY “the way home”. The photo was taken from the south on 26 May 2014.
Photo: Carl Irjala

Kymi airfield seen from the north side in 19.8.2007. Photo Reeta Kalliomäki. (Click to enlarge)

Kymi airfield seen from the north side in 19.8.2007. Photo Reeta Kalliomäki. (Click to enlarge)

Landing on runway 34, 5.10.2005. Photo Marko Tolvanen. (Click to enlarge)

Landing on runway 34, 5.10.2005. Photo Marko Tolvanen. (Click to enlarge)

Kymi apron in the summer of 2013. The runway is located to the left and to the right is the taxiway to the hangars. Photo Esa Pirttinen. (Click to enlarge)

Kymi apron in the summer of 2013. The runway is located to the left and to the right is the taxiway to the hangars. Photo Esa Pirttinen. (Click to enlarge)

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