Terminal Silhouettes: HEL

Terminal silhouette of HEL (Helsinki)

HEL is my final new terminal this year which was undergoing significant construction – terminals 1 and 2 were both being expanded.

HEL terminal silhouette with the expansions to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 highlighted

As with FLL and FAY, I couldn’t solely use imagery in order to do this one; I couldn’t find any high-quality imagery for the above expansion points. For references, I also ended up having to use as many photos and videos of the airport as I could find. YouTube videos of people filming out the window while taking off, landing, and taxiing were particularly helpful.

Screenshot of a YouTube video of taxiing at HEL

My favorite part of this terminal is probably the 7-shaped portion on the right; I like that they chose to effectively create a pair of linear terminals, each parallel to their nearest runway.

Terminal Silhouettes: FAY

Terminal silhouette of FAY (Fayetteville, North Carolina)


This has apparently been the year where I decided to collect airports under construction – not just FAY, but FLL (and HEL, which I still need to draw). FAY was replacing half of the airside concourse when I first flew through there earlier this year.

I’ve been waiting for aerial image sources showing the new concourse, but with it reaching the end of the year, I had to start looking for other sources, and eventually came across the Fayetteville Airport twitter feed, which had a nice drone video of the terminal construction.

Between that, the outdated imagery, and photos I could find of the project, I was able to piece together enough information to properly draw the terminal.