EFKU - Koupio
Kuopio Airport is an airport located in the town of Siilinjärvi, Finland, some 7.6 nautical miles north of the city of Kuopio. The airport belongs to the network of 21 airports operated by Finavia, the Finnish airport operator. Measured by the number of passengers, it’s the fifth largest airport in Finland. Completed in 1939, the airport is also the home for Karelian Air Command of the Finnish Air Force.
VATSIM name Callsign Frequency Remarks Languages EFKU_ATIS 133.700 EN EFKU_TWR Kuopio Tower 120.150 Main frequency FI/EN EFKU_APP Kuopio Radar 130.600 FI/EN EFKU_R_APP Kuopio Arrival 122.850 Final approach FI/EN EFIN_N_CTR Helsinki Control 135.525 Local ACC-sector EN EFIN_D_CTR Helsinki Control 121.300 Covering all ACC sectors if local is offline EN
Note: EFIN also provides ATS in Finnish below FL95.
Please plan you flight via these waypoints:
Waypoint Arrival Departure ASTUX x ATLUL x x ETENA x x NISPO x x UGLUM x x
VEH – Vehkaa VOR (113.000)
KU – ILS LLZ 33 (110.300)
Runway 15 is only capable of RNP and VOR/DME approaches. Runway 33 has ILS with CAT I capability. RNP and VOR/DME approaches are also available for runway 33. Visual approaches can be executed when allowed by weather and traffic conditions. Runway 15/33 is 2800 meters long and 60 meters wide.
Kuopio has its own radar and all IFR traffic is controlled by radar.
For clearance, contact Kuopio Tower on 120.150 when TWR is online or to another ATS-station listed above when TWR is offline. VFR aircraft should inform their intensions for flight when requesting taxi. Start-up clearance is not required for piston engined aircraft.
Visual approach can be requested by phraseology: ready for visual or request visual approach.