Detailed Schedule for Ground School #2 Published!

We have published the daily schedule for the next ground school session. You can find it here! This ground school session will be organized in English and the following subjects will be covered:

031 – Mass and Balance (ATPL/CPL)

032 – Performance (ATPL/CPL)

033 – Flight Planning and Monitoring (ATPL/CPL/IR)

081 – Principles of Flight (ATPL/CPL) 

091 – VFR Communications (ATPL/CPL)

092 – IFR Communications (ATPL/IR

In case you haven’t enrolled on our theoretical course yet, you can start studying for the next ground school session which will be organized August 17th 24th. Contact us for more details!

FI/IRI Refresher Seminar 9.-10.6.2020

Aeropole will arrange a FI/IRI refresher seminar on Jun 9-10, 2020 at 09.00-16.00. Both days are taking place at Malmi Airport. You can also attend via telepresence.  Please register your attendance not later than 29th of May.

Price: 315 EUR (incl. VAT 24%). For more information and registrations please contact us. Welcome!

Covid-19 Measures and Service Levels

Information valid as of Tue 24-Mar-2020 for operations in Finland.

Due to the situation with the Corona virus, Aeropole has also had to adapt its service delivery accordingly and is trying to do its best to slow down the propagation of the virus and to mitigate the various consequences it has on the company operations. As of this writing, Aeropole continues both practical flight training as well as theory instruction, and services are provided at almost normal levels, bearing in mind we need to take special measures under these special times.

As a general rule, we are declining visitors during these times, but one-on-one instruction on a confirmed appointment is possible.

Flight Operations and Maintenance

Aircraft Rental

Aircraft rental is still possible almost as usual—only flights abroad are forbidden until further notice. This applies to PIC flights by Diamond Cadets, any skill tests/proficiency checks/assessments of competence, as well as any other aircraft rental. We have lowered the daily reservation minimums for most aircraft and are not charging for even last-minute cancellations if made for health reasons.

Practical Flight Training

Operations continue normally, with regular disinfection of cockpits and shared computers, larger separation of flight planning desks etc. Luckily, in the kind of 1:1 tuition that flight training is, a single instructor instructing only a handful of clients, each one by one, we are not in the highest risk.

Maintenance

Our aircraft maintenance organisation continues to operate as normally as possible, given the circumstances.

Theoretical Instruction

Now it is obviously a good moment to catch up on theoretical studies at home. Theoretical instruction continues as much as possible, given instructor availability.

Ground Schools

Physical attendance is strongly discouraged and instead, now is a great time to try out the virtual attendance option. We will limit the number of physical attendees to 4-6 case by case and depending on classroom size.

However listening-in attendees, i.e. those who have not fulfilled the necessary GS prerequisites to get the attendance mark, are not allowed to participate: neither in classroom (to lower the contamination risk), nor virtually (in order to preserve the bandwidth to those in bigger need).

Registration in advance is required as usual, but we reserve the right to prioritise attendees based on their stage of studies and real needs and hence to refuse attendance in some cases.

Last-minute cancellations due to instructor availability (or more stringent health measures later on) are of course possible and more likely than normally.

Examinations

Final Exam opportunities will be provided on a limited, prioritised, as-needed basis. First-attempt candidates will be prioritised. Please make extra sure during these times that you have a high likelihood of passing the exam on the first attempt!

By default the responsibility of organising the CAA (Traficom) exams rests with the CAA, who have on 17-Mar suspended offering them at Kumpulantie in Helsinki until 14-Apr and informed they would provide extra opportunities on 15-16 April. The convenience option of sitting CAA exams at Aeropole’s premises is more or less suspended and reserved for really high-priority cases only.

This information is valid on the date above written and may change without prior notice, especially if competent authorities mandate compulsory other measures. We hope you can focus on your flight training even in these difficult times, knowing that your health and that of our staff is of paramount importance to us all at Aeropole.

Cessna 152 II’s Available

There just aren’t enough Diamonds around, so we added the venerable C152 to our fleet — or actually, six (6) of them. For the Sunday drivers and others who’d rather just spend time in a thing that flies slow and low, but still do that in a real aeroplane, the two-seater Cessna 152 II  is the cost-effective choice. Initially available for rent in Helsinki (180 €/h) and Jyväskylä (210 €/h) in Finland, and soon also in Roskilde Denmark. Prices are wet, based on airborne time plus a fixed 8-minute taxi surplus (not the whole block time or let alone Hobbs time) in autonomous rental activity, inclusive of all taxes, insurance, etc. We keep them all in a hangar where ever they are based, under a CAMO (Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation) and don’t do any pilot-owner stuff for maintenance, only Part-M Subpart F or Part-145. They do have decent instrumentation and radios, and are approved for Night VFR, and are generally kept nice and tidy so they may not be your average club planes though. It’s a journey back in time, but still, we want to do that in style.

New Prices in Finland as of 01-Sep-2019

To maintain our promise to you and to be able to provide outstanding pilot training and customer service, we will be modifying our pricing with effect from September 1st, 2019 due to increased cost. The new prices will be updated on our Finland price list.

Price Changes – Roskilde, Denmark

As of 09-Jul-2019, we are happy to offer the DA40NG in Roskilde for rental to qualified pilots at a lowered price of 1992 DKK/h (VAT 0%) based on airtime + a fixed 8-minute taxi time. Furthermore, for initial type checkouts in Roskilde, a reduced rate of 396 DKK (VAT 0%) per instructor’s hour will be applied. VAT is added or not, as applicable. See our Denmark price list.

Aeropole Denmark Gets a 2017 DA40NG in Roskilde!

Aeropole Denmark ApS has just got its latest Diamond, and this one is going to be permanently based in Roskilde, where Aeropole Denmark is strengthening its presence also by investing in premium-quality hangar and office space in Hangarvej D/E.

This DA40NG, OH-WOW from 2017, is made available for rental to qualified pilots after a checkout and is of course the main tool for all IFR training in Roskilde, when a single engine suffices. OH-WOW has the Garmin GFC700 autopilot, WAAS, Avidyne Traffic Advisory System, WX-500 Stormscope, and Jeppesen Flitecharts to name a few of the goodies. At FL100 it cruises at 140 kt powered by its Austro Engine of 168 hp, has more than 7 h of endurance at best and more load-carrying capacity than the older  TDI variants.

Of interest to all IFR pilots, it has practically all PBN approvals possible in its category (B-RNAV, P-RNAV, LNAV/VNAV, LPV, etc.).

Such a DA40NG can also be yours in about a year’s time if you order one now (approx. price 480k€) — get in touch now, as Aeropole Denmark is also the Diamond sales representative for Denmark. For those preferring to rent ours by the hour, it is available currently at 2280 DKK/h. Terms and conditions apply, and prices are subject to change.

FI/IRI Refresher Seminar 25th and 26th of April

Aeropole will arrange a FI/IRI refresher seminar on Apr 25-26, 2019 at 09.00-16.00. Both days are taking place at Malmi Airport. Please register your attendance not later than 17th of April.

Price: 315 EUR (incl. VAT 24%). For more information and registrations please contact us. Welcome!

Aeropole Denmark Gets One More Diamond!

Again a new bird in one of our nests — this time it’s Aeropole Denmark and Aalborg (EKYT) in particular that can offer also the familiar DA40-TDI/G1000 for rental and as an all-round VFR and IFR school plane. Pick-up of OH-KAN is scheduled for mid-February at the Diamond factory in Wiener Neustadt. Although the plane  originally dates from 2008, it’s in like-new condition after a very thorough overhaul at the Diamond factory culminating in fresh paint and livery in Aeropole colours. The engine is a very recent Technify (a.k.a Thielert or Centurion) 2.0 litres with only 100 hours on it, and the propeller is also practically new. The plane also has the KAP140 autopilot. Needless to say we are very happy in Aalborg now to have our hangar full of Diamonds: something for everyone (DA20-C1, DA40-TDI, DA40NG, plus the visiting DA42NG-VI upon need).

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OH-KAN at the Diamond factory.

Again, Yet Another Diamond Eclipse (DA20-C1) Joins Our Fleet

Just barely three months after the previous Diamond DA20-C1/G500 joined our fleet, we have now again grown our fleet with another DA20-C1, OH-KAP. The aircraft is a state-of-the-art two-seater basic trainer with Garmin G500 glass cockpit. This acquisition grows the number of DA20-C1’s in our fleet to a total of six (6).  Learn more about our aircraft.