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  • EFKS - Kuusamo Airport

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    Basic information

    Kuusamo Airport is an airport serving the city of Kuusamo and nearby areas. A major ski resort, Ruka, is located about 20km north of the airport. The airport is especially busy during the winter season. Finnair operates daily flight to Helsinki, and other carriers also operate seasonal flights to many European destinations.

     

    ATC Frequencies

    VATSIM name

    Callsign

    Frequency

    Remarks

    Languages

    EFKS_ATIS

     

    135.800

     

     EN

    EFKS_TWR

    Kuusamo Tower

    118.650

    Main frequency

     FI/EN

    EFIN_V_CTR

    Helsinki Control

    126.300

    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.

    Note 2: EFKS_TWR serves as a procedural tower and covers the whole TMA until FL95.

     

    Flight procedures

    Please plan your flight via one of these waypoints (departures and arrivals):

    ABURO

    BEVNA

    IBEVU

     

    Radio navigation:
    KO – ILS LOC 12 (110.300)

    Runway 30 is only capable of an RNP approach. Runway 12 has ILS with CAT I capability. RNP approach is also available for runway 12. Visual approaches can be executed when allowed by weather and traffic conditions. Runway 12/30 is 2500 meters long and 45 meters wide.

    Kuusamo has no radar and all traffic is controlled procedurally.

     

    Radio operations

    For clearance, contact Kuusamo Tower on 118.650 when TWR is online or to another ATS-station listed above when TWR is offline. With clearance you can expect the SID, the following airway, cleared flight level and squawk code.

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

     

    VFR Operations

    VFR aircraft should inform their intensions for flight when requesting taxi. Start-up clearance is not required for piston engine aircraft. Please file your VFR flight plan via a visual reporting point (VRP):

    VRPs:

    KENUS

    KUMPU

    LOUKI

    VAARA

    VEHNE

    The maximum altitude for VFR flights within the CTR/FIZ is 2800 feet. Please refer to the VAC chart in the charts page for more information.

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