Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 27.06.2017
– Night ends: 02:02
– Sunrise: 03:50
– Sunset: 22:45
– Night begins: 00:36
Times tomorrow
– Night ends tomorrow: 02:04
– Sunsrise tomorrow: 03:51
– Sunset tomorrow: 22:44
– Night begins tomorrow: 00:34
1. General information:
A busy gliding airfield to the north of the city of Kotka. Karhulan Ilmailukerho Karhula Gliding Club pursues very active gliding in this field, and the towing used is winching. This is good to note. The motor flying Kotkan Ilmailukerho Kotka Flying Club also uses this field. Visiting aircraft have their own parking area between the fuelling point and the taxiway leading to the hangars. Lodging facilities are in old brracks, and therefore rather primitive. Overnighting is however possible. Gliders operate at the ends of the field, taking off from small asphalt patches and landing at the very end on sand/grass. The towing line rests on the ground to the west of the runway, and does not disturb runway traffic. The distance to the centre of the Karhula area of the city is approximately 7 km.
2. The Airport:
The asphalt-surfaced runway, taxiways and parking area are in good condition. The area around the runway is sand, and consequently completely level. As the surfaced runway is lengthwise situated in the middle of the field area, there is at both ends some 200 metres of level field surface before the forest begins.
3. Basic data:
Coordinates: 603430N 0265338E   (Kansalaisen karttapaikka)

Runway: 16/34 – 843 x 15 m – asfalttia
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)