Gliding over Finland


Senne Vandenputte

August 26, 2017 - 314 views

Hi everyone!

On August 15th, I left to Lahti (Finland) where I will be studying and living for the next 4 months.

I was invited to spend the weekend at a friend's place in Jyväskylä, about 2 hours away from Lahti. On Saturday, I had the great opportunity to visit his flying club and airfield in Pieksämäki. After a short familiarization flight with him to explore the area and local procedures, I had the honor to fly his glider, twice. Finland is even more beautiful from the air, as you can tell from the pictures. We ended the day with a delicious dinner and traditional Finnish sauna.

Here are some pictures of my flights in Finland!

After the familiarization flight, it was time to fly my friend's glider, a Mini Nimbus. My first time in this glider and the first time I flew a glider with flaps solo. But what a great airplane to fly!

What an incredible scenery!

You can tell I was happy :) 

What an incredible first weekend here in Finland. On to the next adventures!

Have a great weekend!


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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.

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