Public Day at Malmi Airport on Saturday 24 July 2004, 10 am - 5 pm
|On Saturday 24 July, historic Malmi Airport with its aircraft rarities will once again present itself to the public in the kind presence of the airship "Yokoso! Japan".|
20 July 2004
The Friends of Malmi Airport Society, with the kind collaboration of the representatives of "Yokoso! Japan" airship, will arrange a Public Day at historic Helsinki-Malmi Airport on Saturday 24 July 2004 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. As many presentations as possible will be arranged of the various operations and of the activities of the clubs, associations and firms at the Airport.
The general public will have closer access to the airship "Yokoso! Japan" than before. The airship will make three local flights at noon. Of the rarities of Malmi Airport, at least Lennuklubi Helsinki's Antonov An-2 (the biggest single-engine biplane in the world) will take to the air before noon, and the sole airworthy DC-3 airliner in Finland, "Airveteran" OH-LCH will take off towards Pori at 2 pm.
The airport restaurant Hopealintu (Silverbird) and stalls outside will sell refreshments and food.
The Helsinki local bus 75 from the Central Railway Station (Rautatientori) makes a stop at the entrance to Malmi Airport. At the Airport's entrace, on the left just after the SEO gas station, the snow dump of the City of Helsinki will be open and available as free parking space. (Note! On the Airport, a parking fee is required). We hope that the public favors public transports, if possible, to avoid traffic jams.
Welcome to Malmi to see the world's biggest flying Zeppelin as well as a historic airport which has been selected to the worldwide List of 100 Most Endangered Cultural Sites and is by far the biggest center of Finnish general aviation and pilot training!