The field is plowed during the winter season but not regularly, therefor it is not possible to guarantee the landing and take-off conditions. Before a planned flight, check the plowing status by calling airfield Chief Jorma Greijus: +358 41 527 9752.
Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 16.02.2019 - Night ends: 07:07 - Sunrise: 07:52 - Sunset: 17:05 - Night begins: 17:48
Times tomorrow - Night ends tomorrow: 07:05 - Sunrise tomorrow: 07:49 - sunset tomorrow: 17:07 - Night begins tomorrow: 17:51
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.
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.