Varkaus - EFVR
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|Finnish time today, 02.10.2023 - Night ends: 06:36 - Sunrise: 07:20 - Sunset: 18:39 - Night begins: 19:23||Times tomorrow - Night ends tomorrow: 06:38 - Sunrise tomorrow: 07:22 - sunset tomorrow: 18:36 - Night begins tomorrow: 19:20|
2. General information:
Varkaus airport (EFVR) is an uncontrolled airport in good condition with a long runway.
The airport is located in the municipality of Joroinen, 17 km south of Varkaus.
The airport currently serves general aviation.
! ATTENTION GENERAL AVIATORS!
Instructions for movement from the platform to the airport parking lot are located on the airport notice board (at the base of the new air traffic control tower, on the platform side). Here you can read the current instructions regarding movement!
The Varkaus Aviation Association is active at the airport, and it engages in gliding, motor gliding, motorized flying and ultralight flying at the airport.
The Industries in Varkaus requested that an airport should be built. Since the city of Varkaus did not have space for an airport, it was placed at the old military airport in Jorois. In the 1980s, the airport was very busy and the DC-9 planes were often full.
Commercial flight activity on the field faded around 2014, and the last scheduled flight was flown in 2016.
In 2019, the field lost its airport status.
18.9.2022 Varkaus airport was ceremonially reopened.
3. Price Information:
No landing fee at the moment
4. The Airport:
The runway and taxiway are in very good condition.
5. Basic data:
Coordinates: 62 10 16N 027 52 07E
Runway: 14/32 – 2000 x 45 m – asphalt
LDA 14: 2000 m , 32: 2000 m
Radio frequency: 120,400
Airport elevation: 87 m (287 ft)
Fuel availablility: The nearest fuel point is at the Jari-Pekka gas station 1.5 km away (auto gasoline), AVGAS is not available.
6. Sight seeing and services
Near the airport is the Jari-Pekka gas station, where you can get petrol (open around the clock), a golf course, a beach and the services of Joroinen village.
Joroinen has really good exercise opportunities, so it is worth coming to Joroinen to exercise even from a longer distance
7. Contact information:
Airport administrator: Joroinen municipality
Airport Chief: TEL: +358 400 458 183