There are planes all over the world, but the plane in the picture to the left, is my favorite. Check the nice registration on the side just front of the back door.Would be nice to have a piece of the fuselage with the registration,on the wall at home.
Plane spotting 2017
Plane spotting from Jeppo home. 15.07.2017
VQ-BPJ on Plane Plotter
VQ-BPJ @ Planefinder.net
VQ-BPJ spotted overhead
Every spring in May there is an air-day att the local airfield EFKK, this is from where i started my journey in 2013 to Kenya. This Year the event took place on May 10, i visited the event with my grand son Theo. We use to take a trip with the local airlines, or with the local flying club. On the pictures, you may notice the ice in the Bay of Bothnia, outside the town of Karleby.
A birthday celebration happens every year, some celebrations are more celebrated than others. In the neighbor village Pensala a dedicated flight entusiast has an ultralight aeroplan, my family decided to celebrate me by sending me on a flight trip 05.06.2018. About five minutes after the takeoff we were circling over Jeppo, I took some pictures over the village, the we headed for EFKK Kronoby airport . We planned to visit the local flight club, this is the same club that arranges the yearly flight events mentioned earlier. The club is active, and train members to get their first permit to fly ultra light planes. We met some members and had a cup of coffee, after that we returned back to Pensala. Avery very nice experience, thank you all.
After the trip in May, the pilot asked me if I would be interested to join him on a trip to Kuhmo in July. Every year there are several "Fly-ins", a "Fly-in" is a meetup for entusiasts or anyone generally interested in flying. This year Kuhmo Flight club KUIK celebrated 60 years of activity. This was an offer that was impossible for me to turn down, it was a YES! 13.07.2019 An early takeoff 7:00 AM from Pensala heading for EFKK Kronoby airport. The plan was to fly to Kuhmo in a group of 3 planes. Two ultralight planes owned by the KIK club OH-U445, OH-U598, and we in the OH-U382. Takeoff 8:30 AM with nice weather in Kronoby, the weather forecast predicted some rain showers in the Kuhmo area. Nice journey to Kuhmo, some rain at arrival 11:30 AM, and som showers under the visit. We had food and coffee and a nice stay with various shows of equipment, and discussion forums. Watching the sky we decided to departure at 15:00 PM between the showers. On the way home we visited Kärsämäki, a landing strip is available very near the town, arrival at 16:30 PM. A short walk to a service station for some coffee and snacks in good company, departure to Kronoby EFKK at 18:00 PM. The weather was clear and fine all the way home, and we arrived to Kronoby at about 19.00 PM. Filling petrol in the tanks and completing the loggboks took some time before we were back in Pensala. What a day!
Interested to follow the air traffic above you head,or even 10000 km away ? There are several combinations of hardware and software that will decode positions and directions of planes. Check the net for these modes. ADSB Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast ADS-B ACARS Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System HFDL HF Data Link
Satellites can be followed by listening to,or decoding the data they are sending. Amateur satellites may even be used as repeaters. Check the net for these modes. NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA AMSATRadio Amateur Satellite