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  • EFTP - Tampere-Pirkkala

  • Facts

    Tampere-Pirkkala Airport belongs to the network of 21 airports operated by Finavia, the Finnish airport operator. International traffic to Tampere-Pirkkala is busy, and measured in overall traffic, the airport is the third busiest in Finland. Finnish Air Force is present at the airport as it is home for Satakunta Air Command. Patria Flight Training has also started their operations at Tampere-Pirkkala when their facilities and Apron 3 finished in 2017.


    ATC Frequencies

    VATSIM name Callsign Frequency Remarks Languages
    EFTP_ATIS   133.550    EN
    EFTP_GND  Pirkkala Ground 124.275    FI/EN
    EFTP_TWR  Pirkkala Tower 118.700  Main frequency  FI/EN
    EFTP_APP  Pirkkala Radar 126.200    FI/EN
    EFTP_R_APP  Pirkkala Arrival 120.250  Final approach  FI/EN
    EFIN_G_CTR  Helsinki Control 127.100  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.


    Flight procedures

    Please plan your flight via these waypoints:

    Waypoint Arrival Departure
     ARBEV x x
     ENETI    x
     EVLIT  x  x
     GEMKU  x  x
     NEBAB  x  x
     NISVI  x  x
     UVEMO  x  x
     XORMU  x  x

    Radio navigation:
    PIR- Pirkka VOR (116.200)
    TP – ILS LLZ 24 (109.700)

    Note: ILS frequency might differ depending on the scenery.

    Runway 06 is only capable of RNP and VOR/DME approaches. Runway 21 has ILS with CAT I capability. RNP and VOR/DME approaches are also available for runway 24. Visual approaches can be executed when allowed by the weather and traffic conditions. Runway 06/24 is 2700 meters long and 45 meters wide.

    Tampere-Pirkkala has its own radar and all IFR traffic in controlled by radar.

    There are two terminals in Tampere-Pirkkala. Terminal 1 (A stands) are used for all the scheduled flights (e.g. Finnair (Norra), Scandinavian Airlines) and some of the charter flights. Terminal 2 (B stands) are used by charter carriers such as Ryanair.


    Radio operations

    Operation of Pirkkala Ground will be notified in the ATIS broadcast. For clearance, contact Pirkkala Ground on 124.275 when GND is online or to another ATS-station listed above when GND is offline. VFR aircraft should report 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.

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