Finnair Virtual Christmas Event: A Flight to Lapland!
Hi everyone! As many of you may know, Santa is from Lapland, which is a part of Finland, so as Christmas is arriving, Finnair Virtual has decided to do a flight from our hub, Helsinki, to Lapland’s capital, Rovaniemi!
Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland. The municipalities in the region cooperate in a Regional Council. There are 21 municipalities in Lapland region. Lapland borders the region of North Ostrobothnia in the south. It also borders the Gulf of Bothnia, Norrbotten County in Sweden, Troms and Finnmark County in Norway, and Murmansk Oblast and the Republic of Karelia in Russia. The topography varies from vast mires and forests in the South to fells in the North. The arctic circle crosses Lapland so polar phenomena such as Midnight Sun and Polar night can be seen in Lapland.
More Info about Lapland
Lapland’s cold and wintry climate, coupled with its relative abundance of conifer trees such as pines and spruces means that it has become associated with Christmas in some countries, most notably the United Kingdom, and holidays to Lapland are common towards the end of the year. However, Lapland region has developed its infrastructure for year-round tourism and for example 2019 on snow-free period tourism increased more than during the winter season. Rovaniemi Airport is the third busiest airport in Finland. Besides tourism, other important sectors are trade, manufacturing and construction.
The region was associated with Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas when first proposed by Finnish radio host Markus Rautio in 1927.
About Lapland's Capital, Rovaniemi!
Rovaniemi is a city and municipality of Finland. It is the administrative capital and commercial centre of Finland’s northernmost province, Lapland. It is situated about 6 kilometres (4 miles) south of the Arctic Circleband and is between the hills of Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara, at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki.
More Info about Rovamiemi
The city and the surrounding Rovaniemen maalaiskunta (Rural municipality of Rovaniemi) were consolidated into a single entity on 1 January 2006. The resulting city of Rovaniemi is considered the largest city in all of Europe!
Rovaniemi municipality has an approximate population of 63,000. The urban area of Rovaniemi has a population of 53 361, in an area of 5,977 km2 (2,308 sq mi). Rovaniemi is a unilingual Finnish speaking municipality and, uncommonly for larger Finnish towns, it is also known by its Finnish name and spelling in the Swedish language.
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- Must be at least 13 years old
- Must be at least Grade 3 in Infinite Flight
- Must have an Infinite Flight Pro Subscription
- Must have access to Slack and be able to maintain maturity there
- Landing/Violation ratio must not be more than 0.25
Helsinki Vantaa Airport!
|04R/22L||11,483ft||CAT II (Both)||Asphalt||The main runway|
|04L/22R||10,039ft||CAT III (04L), CAT II (22R)||Asphalt||Mainly used for arrivals|
|15/33||9,518ft||CAT I (15)||Asphalt||Used for propeller and low visibility departures|
|03/21||9,859ft||CAT II (21)||Asphalt||Only runway|
Server - Expert
Airports - EFHK & EFRO
Event Time - 2020-12-23T14:30:00Z → 2020-12-23T15:00:00Z
The Event is held on the 23rd instead of the 25th as most of us will be inactive on Christmas :)
All liveries are Finnair!
Wave 1 (1430Z // FULL)
Wave 2 (1500Z // FULL)
More waves can be added.
- Respect every pilot during the event.
- Maintain special awareness when moving. We encourage you to check the airport diagram above before the event.
- We are NOT responsible for any violations you may receive during this event.
- Copy FPL from a Finnair Virtual staff.
- If IFATC is not available, use UNICOM correctly.
- Despawn as soon as possible because EFRO has limited gates.
- Have fun and enjoy the event!
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