1. General information:
On the ice of Paittasjärvi lake in the Pirttivuopio village a field is cleared of snow every easter. The field consists of one take-off track, an aircraft parking area, and a landing track. The total size of the field equals approx. 50 football fields. During the two easter weeks of flying activity there are more take-offs and landings here than on Arlanda during the same time!
Often there are 50 to 100 flyers and 10 to 30 gliders present. The conditions are favourable for wave flights. E.g. in 1996 70 diamond performances were achieved. The best thing about Pirttivuopio is that waves are created in all wind directions except easterly winds. In the spring, however, easterly winds are very rare. This year the Wave Flying Event takes place in the weeks 13 and 14, 19.3. to 3.4. 2016.
Radio english to manage at Kebne:
In this example we assume that the aircraft code is 567.
Nikka radio, five six seven I want one hour more time for my flight plan =
“Nikka radio, five six seven one hour more”
I am in the flight descent area and report 500m altitude = “Nikka radio,
five six seven in the descent area at five hundred meters”
I am on the downwind leg (report at the flight control hut) = “Nikka radio,
five six seven on downwind”