Maintenance has been performed on the airport recently (06/2016) and it is now in good condition. The three plants have been cut down on the whole airfield area and the runway surface has been smoothed.
Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 22.08.2017 – Night ends: 04:30 – Sunrise: 05:29 – Sunset: 21:05 – Night begins: 22:04
Times tomorrow – Night ends tomorrow: 04:34 – Sunsrise tomorrow: 05:32 – Sunset tomorrow: 21:02 – Night begins tomorrow: 22:00
1. General information:
A small airfield on the shore of Oulujärvi lake, some 8 km from Vaasa centre. The runway is gravel surfaced, and the field was used already during the war. No local flying activity. On the field an airport building (locked) and a toilet. Maintenance is taken care of by the municipality.
2. The Airport:
Maintenance has been performed on the airport recently (06/2016) and it is now in good condition. The three plants have been cut down on the whole airfield area and the runway surface has been smoothed. Below a video by Jari Issakainen of a take off from Vaala field, where the previous situation (before the renovation) can bee seen. NOTE! No Winter Maintenance.
Runway: 09/27 – 800 x 15 m – gravel LDA: 09: 800 m, 27: 800 m Radio frequence: 123,500 Airport elevation: 135 m (443 ft) Fuel availability: NIL Announcements: NOTAM
4. Sight seeing and services
The Ihme-named (ihme=wonder) café-restaurant is recommended. Their Oulujärvi lake herrings are famous. Of local sights the Manamansalo wilderness, power station, and Lamminaho estate are worth visiting.
5. Contact information:
Accommodation, car hire, and any other needs: contact the famous Muhos great organiser Jussi Jurvakainen. Phone +358 40 058 7558. Hotel Siitari: Phone +358 8 563 9000. Vaala municipality: Phone +358 8 536 0111
EFVL LDG Chart, click on image for pdf document
Aerial view of the airfield in the summer of 2007. Photo Pauli Koivuniemi.
OH-345 on the Vaala airfield in 11.june.2016. The airfield is in good condition. Photo: Ari Hulkkonen
Runway surface in the summer of 2004. Photo Teemu Nivala.
Vaala Airport from the air as seen from the direction of the runway 09 in the summer of 2004. In the background is he magnificent Oulujärvi. Kuva Teemu Nivala.