Mirage 2000 in Keflavik for 6 weeks of Air defense patrols

June 3, 2008. Twelve photos from normal daily operations, four from the morning flight landing, five from the afternoon takeoff and three missed approaches from the afternoon recovery.

May 30, 2008. Had an opportunity to be intercepted by two Mirage 2000s around the Snæfellsnespeninsula in Coast Guard Super Puma TF-LIF. Weather was to say the least marginal at 1000 feet, showers an partly cloudy, but the Mirages made four photo passes and on one of the we opened the right hand door. The quality of the photos reflect the weather, two tone grey aircraft against a grey skey and sea, and two passes shot through the window. The third pass was with an open door.

May 5, 2008. Arrival of four Mirage 2000 to stand 6 weeks of airspace patrols from Keflavik.

Just before breakoff. 2008-06-03.

Landing on runway 02.2008-06-03.

Landing on runway 02. 2008-06-03.

Landing on runway 02. 2008-06-03.

Takeoff at 15:15 rwy. 02. 2008-06-03.

Takeoff at 15:15 rwy. 02. 2008-06-03.

Takeoff at 15:15 rwy. 02. 2008-06-03.

Takeoff at 15:15 rwy. 02. 2008-06-03.

Takeoff at 15:15 rwy. 02. 2008-06-03.

Low approach to rwy 20 at 16:40. 2008-06-03.

Low approach to rwy 20 at 16:40. 2008-06-03.

Low approach to rwy 20 at 16:40. 2008-06-03.

Second pass both aircraft. 2008-05-30.

Second pass both aircraft. 2008-05-30.

Third pass both aircraft. Open door. 2008-05-30.

Third pass both aircraft. Open door. 2008-05-30.

Third pass both aircraft. Open door. 2008-05-30.

Fourth pass one aircraft. 2008-05-30.

First landing rwy. 11. 2008-05-05

First landing rwy. 11. 2008-05-05

First landing rwy. 11. 2008-05-05

Parked. 2008-05-05

 

Parked. 2008-05-05

Parked. 2008-05-05