Making new Friends Through Instagram and Flying Over Finland in a DA40

Posted by senne in Experiences   /   Sep 08, 2017   /   0   /   1 min read   /   255

Making new Friends Through Instagram and Flying Over Finland in a DA40

Hi everyone!

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 đŸ™‚

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)


About the pilot

  senne  admin

As a 22-year-old Belgian Business Management student, web designer, glider pilot, aviation blogger and founder of Hangar.Flights, Senne is passionate about aviation. He started gliding at age 14 and flew his first solo at 15. Now, he spends his time writing about aviation, creating and designing things, traveling, studying and of course, flying.

Country Belgium Flying experience 0-500 hours Member since Sep 02, 2015
Licenses Sailplane Pilot License
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