Welcome to Turku Flying Club website

Turku Flight Club is one of the largest general aviation flying clubs in Finland. Our club has nearly 500 members and we represent general aviation in different forms. We give our members the possibility to fly aircraft, gliders and touring motor gliders. We have on our disposal 3 aircraft, 2 touring motor gliders and 6 gliders. For the younger members we also have RC activity that includes flying and building the RC planes. Our co-operation with Saaristo Flying club also allows our members to fly with ultralight airplanes.

Aside from flying, the club is also involved in training new pilots. We provide both ground school and flight training for gliders and touring motor gliders. For aircraft we provide the flight training, ground school is provided by other sources. The club performs fire control flights during the summer and search and rescue (SAR) year-round if required.

The club operates at Turku airport and Oripää airport. Turku is the primary place for powered flights while Oripää is for glider flights.

Flight training

Private pilot license (PPL)

The club provides training for PPL all year-round. The ground school part is done remotely with our partner.

We also provide ratings for night flying, sea flying (with your own plane) and towing. It is also possible to get SAR and fire control training.

In the year 2016 the costs were 1500€ for the ground school and 9500€ for the flight part. This includes the rent of the aircraft (DV-20, 45 hours), flight instructor and the type for DA-40. If you are interested in light aircraft pilot license (LAPL(A)) instead, the flight costs would be 6500€.

Note that the costs above do not include other costs such as the medical certificate applied from the nominated aviation medical examiners and authorized by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi).

If you're interested, contact the chief flight instructor Martti Turppo (mobile: +358 40 500 8474 and email: Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. ) or the club chairman Jyri Mattila (mobile: +358 40 848 7947 and email: Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. )

Touring motor glider pilot license (MGPL / LAPL(S) + TMG)

The club provides training for touring motor glider pilot license annually. The training starts with ground school usually in January. The ground school is held at Turku airport (Lentorahdintie 141, 20360 Turku). The ground school is partially the same as with glider pilot license.

In the year 2016 the costs are 450€ for the ground school and 4700€ for the flight portion. This includes the ground school, the rent (RF-5, 28 hours), the flight instructor and the utensils such as the map.

Note that the costs above do not include other costs such as the medical certificate applied from the nominated aviation medical examiners and authorized by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi).

If you're interested, contact Mikael Hirvonen (mobile: +358 41 539 6868 and email: Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. ) or the chief flight instructor Matti T. Koskinen (mobile: +358 50 568 9773 and email: Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. ).

Glider pilot license (GPL / LAPL(S))

The club provides training for glider pilot license annually. The training starts with ground school usually in January. The ground school is held at the club room Turku airport (Lentorahdintie 141, 20360 Turku). The ground school is partially the same as with touring motor glider pilot license.

In 2016 the costs are 300€ for the ground school and 2300€ for the flight part. This includes the ground school, the rent (DG-1000, 15 hours and 50 flights), the flight instructor and the utensils such as the map.

Note that the costs above do not include other costs such as the medical certificate applied from the nominated aviation medical examiners and authorized by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi).

If you're interested, contact the chief flight instructor Matti T. Koskinen (mobile: +358 50 568 9773 and email: Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. ).

Key personnel

TitleContact
Chief flight instructor (aircraft) Martti Turppo ( Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. )
Chief flight instructor (gliders) Matti Koskinen ( Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. )
Chairman Jyri Mattila ( Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. )
Vice chairman Olli Sjöblom ( Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. )
Secretary Jani Keyriläinen ( Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.