Finland’s finest


One of the most scenic air_ elds in Finland is home to VL Viima II OH-VIG – considered to be among the countrys _ nest and rarest vintage types. Stefan Degraef explains why

Demonstrating the types slightly swept back wing, Phil Lawton formates on the cameraship.

The Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat) turned to the newly founded state aircraft company Valtion Lentokonetehdas (VL) to augment and eventually replace its Czechoslovakian-built Letov Š 218 Smolik basic trainers in the early 1930s.


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