Air Services

Finland

Ilmavoimat / Finnish Air Force (FAF)

Founded initially as the Army Corps of Aviation on 6th March 1918,

the Finnish Air Force is the aviation branch of the Finnish Defence Forces.

COMBAT

F/A-18C Hornet

HN-449 Bodo 2012

HN-448 Danish Airshow Karup 2014

HN-448 Danish Airshow Karup 2014

HN-447 Danish Airshow Karup 2014

TRANSPORT

EADS CASA C-295M

CC-3 - Radom airshow 2013

CC-3 - RIAT 2017

Pilatus PC-12NG

PI-01 - Bodo Airshow 2012

PI-01 - Bodo Airshow 2012

Learjet 35

LJ-1 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

LJ-1 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

LJ-3 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

LJ-3 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

TRAINERS

Hawk T51

HW-334 - Radom Airshow 2013

HW-340 - Radom Airshow 2013

HW-368 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

HW-365 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

Valmet L-70 Vinka

VN-10 - Malmi 80th Anniversary Airshow 2016

VN-16 - Malmi 80th Anniversary Airshow 2016

Grob G 115E

GO-27 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

GO-27 @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018

Also

F/A-18D Hornet

DISPLAY TEAM

Midnight Hawks

Russia 100th Centenary Airshow, Moscow 2012



Radom Airshow 2013

The history of the Midnight Hawks dates before WWII, when the Finnish Air Force Academy used Gloster Gamecocks and other aircraft for display flying. The tradition of formation flying continued after the war and it became a trademark of the Finnish Air Force Training Air Wing's annual Midnight Sun Airshow. Formation flying had been part of the normal training syllabus and no special team names or aircraft had been used. There had been several nicknames for the teams, often based on the name of the team leader, but no official team name was used until 1997. Standard trainer aircraft were used. Saab Safir and Fouga Magister were used between 1960 and 1980 and then the Valmet Vinka and BAe Hawk Mk 51 from the beginning of the 1980s .

Malmi 80th Anniversary Air show 2016

RIAT 2017


Maavoimat / Finnish Army Aviation

NHIndustries NH-90TTH

NH-213 - Malmi 80th Anniversary Air show 2016

MD Helicopters MD500E

HH-7 - Malmi 80th Anniversary Air show 2016


Rajavartiolaitos / Finnish Border Guard

Founded in 1919, the Finnish Border Guard is the national security agency responsible for enforcing the security of Finland's borders. Whilst also having police and investigative powers in immigration violations, the Border Guard has both maritime and inland SAR duties, operating SAR helicopters often in assistance of local fire and rescue departments and other authorities.

Aérospatiale AS 332L1 Super Puma

OH-HVP - Malmi 80th Anniversary Air show 2016

Agusta-Westland AW-119Ke

OH-HVM @ Malmi 80th Anniversary Air show 2016

Dornier Do 228-212

OH-MVO @ Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air show 2018, Tikkakoski Airport, Jyväskylä

also

Bell AB412