This page illustrates F-15s based at Keflavik since 1995
Updated August 2, 2006
(131 FW from Saint Louis, Missouri, the only ANG unit with F-15Cs)

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower. Note the bird fleeing the noise.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower. Note the bird fleeing the noise.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower. Note the bird fleeing the noise.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower. Note the bird fleeing the noise.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15C, 88-0038 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15C, 88-0038 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15C, 88-0038 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15C, 88-0038 makes an early left turn away trom the town of Keflavik, and on its way passes low over both the photographer and the tower.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15C lands back on runway 29.

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Keflavik, August 2, 2006. As the F-15 days at Keflavik wind down, the crews practice noise abatement takeoffs with a style. Here F-15D, 78-0671 makes a high performance afterburner climb after taking off on runway 29 and increasing speed all down the runway.

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Keflavik, July 12, 2006. Caught the last three F-15s to be based in Iceland. These are from the Missouri ANG at Saint Louis. Here is F-15C 82-0011 landing on runway 02.

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Keflavik, July 12, 2006. Caught the last three F-15s to be based in Iceland. These are from the Missouri ANG at Saint Louis. Here is F-15D 79-0571 landing on runway 02.

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Keflavik, July 12, 2006. Caught the last three F-15s to be based in Iceland. These are from the Missouri ANG at Saint Louis. Here is F-15C 80-0038 taking off from runway 29. 38 just might be the last F-15 to take off from Iceland on August 10. It was incidentally also the last 57th FIS F-15C to leave Iceland when the 57th was disbanded. It has also been to Iceland with the 1st FW from Langley.

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Waiting on the Sierra taxiway to get onto echo taxiway for takeoff position on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0492 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. September 28, 2005

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Taking off on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0492 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. The wind was pretty high, gusting to 25 knots so he was very quick into the air, and caught me  too far along the runway. September 28, 2005

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Taking off on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0492 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. The wind was pretty high, gusting to 25 knots so he was very quick into the air, and caught me too far along the runway. September 28, 2005

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Taking off on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0492 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. The wind was pretty high, gusting to 25 knots so he was very quick into the air, and caught me  too far along the runway. September 28, 2005

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Taxying onto the Echo taxiway for takeoff position on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0478 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. Pilot gives the thumbs up. September 28, 2005

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Taking off on runway 02 , F-15C 78-0478 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. The wind was pretty high, gusting to 25 knots so he was very quick into the air, and caught me  too far along the runway. September 28, 2005

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Landing on runway 02 at 1050 on July 26, 2005 after a normal practice flight, F-15C 78-0516 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan.

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Landing on runway 02 at 1050 on July 26, 2005 after a normal practice flight, F-15C 78-0516 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan.

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Landing on runway 02 at 1050 on July 26, 2005 after a normal practice flight, F-15C 78-0470 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan.

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Landing on runway 02 at 1050 on July 26, 2005 after a normal practice flight, F-15C 78-0470 from the 18th Wing, based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan.

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Four F-15Cs from the 18th Fighter Wing, based at Kadena, Okinawa, Japan overfly the Fossvogur cemetary. A ceremony honoring the memory of those American  soldiers, that lost their lives in Iceland was held there at 11:00 hours on May 30, 2005. These F-15s participated at the close of the ceremony, and perfomed the traditional "missing man" flypast, where the third plane becomes missing from the formation.

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Four F-15Cs from the 18th Fighter Wing, based at Kadena, Okinawa, Japan overfly the Fossvogur cemetary. A ceremony honoring the memory of those American  soldiers, that lost their lives in Iceland was held there at 11:00 hours on May 30, 2005. These F-15s participated at the close of the ceremony, and perfomed the traditional "missing man" flypast, where the third plane becomes missing from the formation.

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Four F-15Cs from the 18th Fighter Wing, based at Kadena, Okinawa, Japan overfly the Fossvogur cemetary. A ceremony honoring the memory of those American  soldiers, that lost their lives in Iceland was held there at 11:00 hours on May 30, 2005. These F-15s participated at the close of the ceremony, and perfomed the traditional "missing man" flypast, where the third plane becomes missing from the formation.

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F-15C, 86-160 from Lakenheath is based at NAS Keflavik now. Making a missed approach to runway 20 on May 5, 2003.

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F-15C, 86-0178 from Lakenheath is based at NAS Keflavik now. Making a missed approach to runway 20 on May 5, 2003.
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An F-15C of the 33. Wing at Eglin takes off from runway 11 in the morning of March 30, 1999. Pilot is Col. Henchey, Commander 85. Group at NAS Keflavik.

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Two F-15Cs from the 33rd FW photographed from a Canadair CE-144 of 434 Sqn CAF on August 28, 1996.

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Two F-15Cs of the 33. Wing west of Iceland on August 28, 1996.

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An Eglin AFB based F-15C from the Gorillas of the 33rd Wing landing on runway 29 on August 4, 1997 during exercise Northern Viking 1997.   This unit deployed to Keflavik specially for Northern Viking.

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An F-15C, 79-037 of the 59. FS. 33. Wing taking off from runway 11 in October 1995. Ready to return home after its three month stay in Iceland, it is carrying three tanks.

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An F-15C, 79-037 of the 59. FS. 33. Wing taking off from runway 02 in July 1995. A P-3C waits in the background.

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An F-15C of the 59. Fs, 33rd Wing from Eglin AFB breaking off after tanking west of Iceland on July 16, 1996.

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An F-15C of the 59. FS, 33. FW after taking on fuel from a KC-135R of the Kansas ANG on July 17, 1996.

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The golden Eagle.

An F-15C from the 59. FS., 33.FW after taking on fuel very early in the morning on November 15, 1995.

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Two F-15Cs of the 33. Wing west of Iceland on August 28, 1996.

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An F-15C from th 1.FW from Langley AFB, landing at Keflavik during their first deployment in February 1995, when they took over the air defence of Iceland from the 57th FS.  At this time they all carried three drop tanks.  Later the units standarised on two.

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One of the First Wing F-15Cs landing on runway 02 on March 19, 1996. There was some gusting wind from the right and one wingtip lifted as can be seen. At once the autostabilisation system intervened and the right horizontal stabilator gave a little kick. The pilot did not have to use his stick.

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A Langley based F-15C from the 1st Wing after taking on fuel from a KC-135R on 7. February, 1997.

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An F-15C from the 1st FW taking off from Runway 02 on 25. February 1997. This was the third three month stint in Iceland for the Langley boys.

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One of the four F-15Cs from the 1st Wing at Langley, that arrived on January 4, 1998, is taking off from runway 11 in the early afternoon of January 6. The sun is very low on the horizon, barely peeking from the low clouds.

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An F-15C from the 1st Wing that had just touched down on runway 02 on 27 January 1998. The light has almost gone, the sun behind a cloudy veil and the time is almost 16:30.
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The weather was not any too good, but the Florida ANG was leaving and the best looking F-15 seen in years by these sore eyes was leaving too.  Having not cought it before, I just had to be there. Taxying up rwy 11 to takeoff on rwy 20, F-15B 76-125 of the Jacksonville Jaguars, 159 FS. 125 FW on 20. May 1998
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Taking off at 1400 on 20. May 1998 is the F-15B that is the best looking F-15 seen in years. What a sight in these days of drab paintwork.
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F-15A Eagle from the 159 FS 125 FW taking off with afterburnar on the morning of 8. May 1998.
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F-15A Eagle 75-049, from 159 FS. 125 FW. of the Florida ANG, from Jacksonville, Floride.  Seen here taking off from runway 11 for a practice sortie on April 8, 1998.  It arrived with four more A models and a B model on April 4, instead of the expected return of the Redhawks from Portland, Oregon.
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F-15A, 75-029 of the Florida ANG taking off from runway 11 on April 8, 1998.  The 123. FS from Portland was still busy down in Inchirlik, Turkey at this time.

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A deployed F-15A from the Oregon ANG taking off from runway 02 in April 1996. The pilot was Lt. Col Bob Donze, the first commander of the 85th Operations Squadron

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An F-15A of the Oregon ANG, Redhawks on a low pass over runway 11 on June 26, 1997. The pilot is looking at the photographer.
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F-15A 75-061 of the Oregon ANG Redhawks on a low take-off from runway 11 on 26. June 1997.
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F-15A, 77-0110 of the Massachussets Air National Guard, 101st FS. 102 FG. at Otis AFB after refuelling on a training mission on June 24, 1998.  The 101st has deployed to Iceland for six weeks every year since 1995, and was the first ANG unit to be solely responsible for the defense of Icelands airspace.
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F-15A, 77-0110 banking of after taking on a full load of fuel on the morning of June 24. 1998.
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F-15A, 77-0096 still has its fuel cap cover open after taking on fuel on June 24, 1998 just to the west of Iceland at flight level 24 (24000 feet).
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F-15A 77-115 of the Mass. ANG landing on runway 20 with a heavy rainshower in the background in May 1996.  It had just been repainted in the base paintshop and has no identifying markings except for the "Cape Cod" on the tanks.
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F-15A 77-087 of the 101. FS. 102. FW. of the Massachussets ANG based at Otis AFB, landing on runway 02 on June 26. 1996.
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One of six F-15E, Strike Eagles that landed on runway 29 at Keflavik at noon on July 2. 1998 to begin a stint of three months air defence duty in Iceland. This marks the first time that F-15Es serve on air defence alert duty at least in Iceland if not the world. The six aircraft came from the 48th Wing at Lakenheath in England.
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A 48. Wing F-15E, 91-0322, taxis after landing from the morning mission on 29. July 1998. The pilot is waving both with his hand and his barn-door.
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A 494 FS. 48. Wing Strike Eagle, 91-0322 takes off from runway 02 in the afternoon of 29. July 1998. The Lakenheath F-15Es take off early and climb fast. The WSO is looking at the photographer on the ground.
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91-0331 lands on runway 11 after the afternoon mission on 29. July 1998.
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One of the Spangdalem based F-15Cs that operate from Keflavik during the months of August to September 1998, shown taking off from runway 11 on September 16.
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Another SP bird taking off at the same time as the one above.
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The latest tenants at Naval Air station Keflavik and the latest component of the 85. Group are five F-15Cs from the 366. Wing, 390th Squadron, The Wild Boars from Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. The five aircraft landed at 1800 hours on 1. October 1998 after some practice approaches to lighten the aircraft after the long trip.
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Here F-15C, 86-170 retracts its gear after one of its practice missed approaches on 1. October at Keflavik. The aircraft arrive with three underwing tanks, but usually have the centerline tanke removed for normal operations from Keflavik.
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390. FS F-15C, 86-168, taking off from runway 11 on Oct. 7 1998 for a practice mission. The sunlight is off. The 390th has some of the newest F-15C in the USAF.
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390. FS F-15C, 86-179, retracting its gear on takeoff on Oct. 7 1998 after lifting off from runway 11. Just a tiny ray of sunlight helps brighten this scene a little bit. This F-15C is from the last batch of F-15Cs produced for the USAF.
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The 199 FS of the Hawaian National Guard will be stationed at NAS Keflavik for six weeks, starting on April 5, 1999. Four aircraft arrived then, and the last two arrived on April 10. Here 76-119 is landing on runway 20 at 10:20 in the morning.
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77-070 of the 199 FS of the Hawaian National Guard landing on runway 20 at 10:21 in the morning of April 10, 1999.
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The 199 FS of the Hawaian National Guard is stationed at NAS Keflavik for six weeks, starting on April 5, 1999. Taking off from runway 11 for DACT training with the RNAF F-16s on April 14. 1999, is F-15A 76-120.

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