finland Utti

Kouvola, Kymenlaakso

36.6183EFKY Kymi, Kymenlaakso
67.3 75EFLP Lappeenranta, Etelä-Karjala
125.7235EFHF Helsinki Malmi, Uusimaa
126.2240EFHK Helsinki Vantaa, Uusimaa
126.4239 Finnish Aviation Museum, Uusimaa
137.9233 Aker Finnyards, Uusimaa

1919 to present

60 54 N - 26 56 E
4.5nm E of Utti
Elevation: 328 feet

Opened in 1919 after General Mannerheim's 1918 order to create the first Finnish Air Force base. The base was built on the ridge between the Kouvola garrison and Luumäki and by 1926 had become the Home of Finnish Fighter Aviation. Played a central role in WWII. After the war, the Karelia Wing was based here until 1958.
The Finnish Air Force helicopter force moved here from Pori (EFPO) in 1962 and shared the base with the Transport Squadron between 1961 and 1996. As the result of a major defence review, the Air Force helicopters were passed across and integrated within the Army command structure during 1997.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1997/nowUtin JääkärirykmenttiNH90 TTH 2008/now
Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen) 1997/now
369 / 500 / H-6 ? to ?

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2008-apr-23 NH90 TTHNH-203
2008-apr-23 NH90 TTHNH-202
2010-may-01 MD500EHH-10
2010-may-01 Mi-8T Hip-CHS-13
2013-oct-02 accidentMaavoimatMD500EHH-12

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