Upcoming NF Theory Courses

The night flying season is here! Now it is a great time to expand your skills and get familiar with flying in the darkness. All you need to attend is a PPL or LAPL. The theoretical course includes self-studying online and attending one of the following sessions:

Fri 2 Oct 10:00-15:00 – NF Theories at Tampere-Pirkkala – Finnish/English according to the demand

Tue 6 Oct 12:00-17:00 – NF Theories in Finnish at Helsinki-Malmi

Tue 13 Oct 12:00-17:00 – NF Theories in English at Helsinki-Malmi

Fri 4 Dec 12:00-17:00– NF Theories at Helsinki-Malmi – The language will be announced later

Please ask for the possibility to attend the sessions online, from the comfort of your own home. The practical training will be scheduled with your flight instructor according to your calendar.

The price of the NF course (theory and practical) is 2990 EUR (incl. VAT). If you choose to attend the theoretical course only, the price is 285 EUR (incl. VAT). Please note that the whole course needs to be completed within six months of starting the theoretical training.

Register your attendance by sending us an email to info@aeropole.fi or contact us via our website!

Ground School Schedules for 2021 Published!

We have now published the ATPL/CPL/IR ground school schedule for 2021. We will organize eight ground schools to make sure that the studies will fit in every calendar! You can check the upcoming schedule here and start planning your next year. Now it is also a great time to start the course and get your next theoretical certificate already in 2021!

EASA Certification for the Diamond DA50 RG

Diamond Aircraft’s new single engine flagship, the Diamond DA50 RG received an EASA certification recently. This new aircraft can carry up to four passengers and a pilot, which makes it a great new option for companies wanting to travel hassle-free, or for private individuals enjoying cross-country flying with friends.

The Diamond DA50 RG is a single engine piston with retractable gear. It has a twin-turbocharged, liquid-cooled 6-cylinder engine, which produces 300 hp of pure power! A powerful engine combined with a sleek design, modern materials, and retractable gear takes it to the next level of single engine piston aircraft. Diamond Aircraft has also taken the environmental aspect seriously: the fuel consumption is only 34 liters of jet fuel per hour at maximum range, which makes it very affordable to operate. The DA50 RG is equipped with a Garmin G1000 NXi avionic system and a 3-axis GFC700 autopilot, so the pilot workload is greatly reduced.

Aeropole is a sales representative for Diamond Aircraft Industries in Finland, and we are happy to help if you got interested – just contact us!

 

Open Doors at Helsinki-Malmi on 8th of August

We will be hosting an open doors event at Helsinki-Malmi airport on 8th of July, from 12 to 16 o’clock. You will have a chance to chat with our flight instructors, meet our sales representatives, get to know our fleet and spend a great day with like minded people in the world of aviation!

Whether you are interested in flying as a hobby or you have planned a career as a pilot, join us! We are located in Hangar #2, the biggest and most beautiful hangar at Helsinki-Malmi on the west side of the runway. Follow the signs!

Welcome! If you have any questions, please contact us!

Open Doors at Tampere-Pirkkala on 25th of July

We will be hosting an open doors event at Tampere-Pirkkala airport on 25th of July, from 09 to 16. You will have a chance to chat with our flight instructors, meet our sales representatives, get to know our fleet and spend a great day with like minded people in the world of aviation!

Whether you are interested in flying as a hobby or you have planned a career as a pilot, join us! We are located at the west side of the terminal 2. Follow the signs!

Welcome!

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

As of July 2020 we can serve our clients practically without restrictions — in practice only flights to/from Sweden are discouraged, although possible with a good reason.

Information below was 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.