Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 18.05.2022 - Night ends: 03:19 - Sunrise: 04:27 - Sunset: 21:54 - Night begins: 23:02
Times tomorrow - Night ends tomorrow: 03:16 - Sunrise tomorrow: 04:25 - sunset tomorrow: 21:56 - Night begins tomorrow: 23:05
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 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.
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.
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.