Making new Friends Through Instagram and Flying Over Finland
1.5k views | By Senne Vandenputte | Last updated on June 19, 2022
No time to be bored here in Finland!
A few weeks ago, a person I’ve never met or spoken to sent me a message on Instagram inviting me to go flying with him here in Finland. We took off from Helsinki-Malmi Airport last Saturday for an amazing 2-hour-flight over the Helsinki area and south coast of Finland in a brand new Diamond DA40. The pictures say enough I think ðŸ™‚
If you think social media aren’t social, well, I have a completely different experience. Instagram has given me the chance to connect with so many great people and being able to meet them in real life makes it even more incredible.
Thanks again Tommi (@tommisatama), my new Finnish friend!
Aviation has such an incredibly great community and I’m very grateful to be part of it.
I’m planning to make a short video of the trip with the footage I made, so keep an eye on the website!
(My apologies for the bad photo quality, they are screenshots from GoPro footage)
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As a 27-year-old digital entrepreneur, glider pilot, private pilot and tow plane pilot, Senne is passionate about aviation. He started gliding at age 14 and flew his first solo in a glider at 15. After getting his PPL about 10 years later, he mostly spends his weekends towing gliders into the air. When not flying, he runs his marketing & web design business, fun projects like Hangar.Flights, scuba diving, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.