TF-ATF named Skúli Jón Sigurđarson
 July 23, 2002

Boeing 747-200, TF-ATF, was named Skúli Jón Sigurđarson today, July 23, 2002 at Keflavik International Airport. The name is in honor of Skúli which for many years was the chairman of the Air Accidents Investigation Board, and also a true aviation enthusiast and a true gentleman.


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TF-ATF is currently the 747 that has the second highest flying hours of the worlds 747 population, corresponding to nearly 13 years in the air. It will be on display at the 50th Oshkosh show from 23-29. July 2002.

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Arngrímur Jóhannesson tells Skúli to pull the string.  Skúli of course does not know what is waiting behind the covers.

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 A very surprised Skúli looks on in wonder.

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Skuli, always tidy, gathers up the fallen cover and goes for a better look.

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Some of the aviation personalities that were among the passengers on the flight to Oshkosh.

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The cockpit crew with Capt. Arngrímur Jóhannesson in the middle.

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Here is the restored J-3 Piper Cup that went into the forward cargo hold to be on show at Oshkosh. Einar Páll Einarsson, a noted modelmaker, restored it after a chrash.

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This is the Pitts Special belonging to Air Atlantas co-founder, Arngrimur Jóhannesson, that also piloted the 747 for a low approach at Oshkosh. The pitts also went to Oshkosh for static display.

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The Pitts being loaded into the forward cargo hold.

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TF-ATF after pushback in front of the latest addition to the Leifur Eirikson terminal.

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TF-ATF, starting engines.

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TF-ATF, making a long take-off run on runway 20.

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TF-ATF, lifting off runway 20 south of the south taxiway. It took a much longer take-off roll than expected, thus the rear view!!

The sun did not bless us with its rays on this particular day.

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