Lappavesi – Saturday 16th June 2018 (John Tomlinson)

On our way to the hotel it had been arranged to meet up with the owner of a small military museum, one that was a bit off the beaten track.
The Magister exhibit is displayed in the owners barn on Kuukkalantie dirt road. GPS 62.34536N 25.85921E

It would have been nice to stay a bit longer, however it had been a long journey and we had one other place to visit and also needed to get some provisions for the air show day.
Whilst the group were waiting in the mini van’s whilst Grant found the owner, it was disappointing to see what happened.

Two chaps (no doubt aviation enthusiasts, one having what appeared to be a press type pass) got out of a car and wandered around the barn and area trying to find the exhibit. They then walked up the ramp to the first floor level where it was, opened the door, went it, presumably to view and then came out and drove off. The museum was closed at this time!
Anyway, better things ahead….


Noted at 1930hrs
FM-78 Valmet CM-170 R Magister C/n FM-78 Preserved Coded U