Oulu Airport (EFOU/OUL) belongs to the network of 21 airports operated by Finavia, the Finnish airport operator. Serving the bustling technology and university city of Oulu, it is the second busiest airport in Finland.

ATC Frequencies

VATSIM name Callsign Frequency Remarks Languages
EFOU_ATIS 135.450  EN
EFOU_TWR  Oulu Tower 124.400  Main frequency  FI/EN
EFOU_APP  Oulu Radar 118.150  FI/EN
EFES_H_CTR  Tampere Radar 124.200  Local ACC-sector  EN
EFES_D_CTR  Tampere Radar 121.300  Covering all ACC sectors if local is offline  EN

Note: EFES will also provide ATS in Finnish below FL95.


EFOU FSX by nixe

Scenery package EFIN P3D/FSX by Juha Holopainen

EFOU 1.0 FSX/FS2004 by FISD

Note: It is recommended to use the first two sceneries that are complying with the current layout of the aerodrome.

Flight procedures

Please plan your flight via these waypoints:

Waypoint Arrival Departure
 ABKEM  x x
 BEDSO  x  x
 IXONO  x  x
 NUBVU  x  x
 OTVEM  x  x
 UGMOR  x  x
 UPEDU  x  x
XEVAP  x  x

Radio navigation:
OUK – Oulu VOR (113.300)
OU – ILS LLZ 12 (109.500)

Runway 12 has ILS which has CAT II capability. RNP and VOR/DME are also available for runway 12. Runway 30 is only capable for RNP and VOR/DME approaches. Visual approaches can be flown when allowed by weather and traffic conditions. Runway 12/30 is 2501 meters long and 60 meters wide.

Oulu has its own radar and all IFR traffic is commonly controlled by radar.

Parking positions can be found from real time flight schedules of Finavia.

Start-up clearance is not required when flying with piston engine aircraft.

Radio operations

For clearance contact Oulu Tower 124.400. When Oulu Tower is offline, contact another ATS-station listed above. VFR aircraft should inform about their intensions for flight when requesting taxi. Start-up clearance is not required when flying with piston engine aircraft.

Visual approach can be requested by phraseology: ready for visual or request visual approach.


All charts and valid NOTAMs can be found from eAIP of Finland by ANS Finland.

AIP Suomi – Oulu (EFOU)

Report if broken link or if you have any other questions to finland@vatsim-scandinavia.org.