A Special Collector‘s Item went on a Journey ...

RessleA Valmet Viima biplane from the 2nd World War (built in 1939) was transported by p.ressle/BTG from Landsberg (Bavaria) to Finland;
there are only two airworthy examples of this extremely rare and valuable aircraft in the world.
With detours over Great Britain and Belgium, the aircraft found its way to Germany about 7 years ago. After a major overhaul of the mechanical parts, the aircraft has now been „sold back“ to its original home. The return of this cultural property to Finland was always a heartfelt desire of the German owner.
In preparation for the transport the double-decker had to be carefully disassembled and packed. It goes without saying that an extremely thorough and meticulous securing of the cargo was imperative.

A test drive on the company premises under the critical eyes of the seller ensured that everything was properly secured. Thus nothing more stood in the way of the transport over thousands of kilometres on the road and by ferry.
The biplane arrived in Helsinki without the slightest scratch. It was unloaded and again carefully assembled and calibrated by the previous owner and his staff. In the presence of the new Finnish owner an engine test-run took place, as well as a technical briefing on this airplane type.
At the time of printing the biplane had already been put into operation for about five hours by a Finnish test pilot. The final authorization in Finland will be carried out in the next few days.

A happy ending for all involved

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