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Welcome to the Planetflyer website! The Planetskier blog has many stories about flying and airplanes as well, at the Blogspot, TGR, Freeride or Relaa websites. All flying-related blog articles are show below, however. You can also click on a map to see where in the world they took place.

See also the articles about caving, climbing, cycling, swimming, and saunas.

All flying-related articles:

Airshow in Kaivopuisto
On a Friday night I was at the airshow in Kaivopuisto.
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June 2017, Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland
Flying

Skiing with a drone
A few weeks ago I got a present from my IETF friends: a Mavic Pro drone. Thank you! We've already played a lot with it, me, Olli, Janne, and many of our friends, with everyone having loads of fun with the device!
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(TGR version)
(Suomenkielinen versio)

April 2017, Peuramaa, Kirkkonummi, Finland; Kauniainen ski hill, Kauniainen, Finland; Sahara, Kauniainen, Finland
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow); Equipment; Flying

25 minutes is enough
Apparently you *can* arrive at the airport 25min before intercontinental departure and still make it. Weather, taxi failure, clearing my own car from snow, stuck behind a fallen truck on the highway, not leaving enough time for these troubles, etc. Phew.
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November 2016, Helsinki-Vantaa, Vantaa, Finland
Travel; Flying

Inverted Heliski
Gotta love the French. Masters of bureaucratic directives. Or circumventing them. Take heliski, for instance. Heliski is illegal in France. But here we are, spending a day with skis and helicopters. For only 60€, to boot. It turns out that it is illegal to use a helicopter to take us to a mountain. But there is nothing that prevents using one take us from a mountain.
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(Suomenkielinen versio)

February 2013, Alpe d'Huez, France
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow); Sauna (Normal); Flying

A Night in the Cockpit of a 747
We lost all the instruments. The engines are not responding. I shout mayday to the radio, but the radio is silent. I curse my decision to ever enter the cockpit of this rusty 747-200. This night is going to end badly. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I decide that it is time to exit the cockpit, run down the stairs, and ... order a drink from the steward.
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October 2012, Arlanda, Sweden
Flying

A night in the cockpit of a 747 from The Planetskier on Vimeo.