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Return to Index Lyklafell March 22, 2014
Thirteen photos
from a photomission to illustrate the three Super Puma helicopters of the Icelandic Coast Guard in the air together. The occasion was the return of TF-SYN from overhaul and repaint in Norway and the departure of TF-GNA for a similar overhaul and repaint. The timeframe we had was ten minutes due to the planned arrival of TF-GNA in the Shetland Islands. The pilots did superbly with no chance of practice. I was put down from TF-LIF on a small mountain and then two flypasts were performed and GNA was off.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik February 14, 2014
Nineteen photos
from the IAM14 at Keflavik with forces from Norway, Sweden and Finland in a joint training program based at Keflavki Airport Iceland for a three week intensive inter nordic training session.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport February 12, 2014
Thirteen photos
from a press day at Keflavik for the Iceland Air Meet 2014. A number of international reporters and photographers joined some Icelandic collegues for a day at Keflavik to photograph and record a day in the three weeks long training effort by the three nordic air forces of Finland, Norway, and Sweden. A cold but enjoyable day.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport January 31, 2014
Seven photos
from the arrivals of the JAS-39 Gripens of the Swedish Air Force and the F-18s of the Finnish Fir Force. The Gripens arrived in the morning in decent weather, but the Hornets in the afternoon in wet, windy and rainy conditions, which did not invite very good photography.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar Airport December 31, 2013
Nine photos
from the last day of the year 2013 at Tungubakkar field close to Reykjavík. It is a custom to go flying that day aound noon if possible. Here is a small cross sectin of the takeoffs and landings on that day.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport November 1, 2013
Five photos
from the landing of TF-WOW and two other Airbus 319s from WOW air at Keflavik after regustering the airline in Iceland. 
 
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Return to Index Akureyri October 19, 2013.
forty photos
from a special photo mission to Akureyri. Primarily to photograph the new ambulance aircraft, TF-MYA but also as many others as could be arranged. Was able to photograph five different aircraft in three air-to-air sorties with the good cooperation of special friends.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar August 31, 2013.
Six photos
from the gathering of old flying and running machines at Tungubakkar in the Mosfellsbær township. Interestingly TF-ÖGN which is the oldest of the aicraft both designed and built in Iceland, made some ground runs and a fast test run without taking off. this was the first time since 1941 that it has come this close to flying.
 
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Return to Index South Iceland August 24, 2013
Four photos
from the landing of Boeing 747-400, TF-AAG in Keflavik. this is probably the only time this aircraft will land in Iceland during its lifetime with Air Atlanta. As can be seen it is going to serve Saudia and based in Jedda..
 
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Return to Index Sanskeið July 23, 2013
Ten photos
from a photomission with the Iceland Gliding club at Sandskeið.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport July 8, 2013
Four photos
of the landing of TF-AML, the latest B747-400 Cargo for Air Atlanta for lease to Saudia. This aircraft arrived with little notice and I had a hard time getting permission and escort to photograph its arrival, which was important as this airframe is almost certainly never going to land in Iceland again.
 
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Return to Index South Iceland May 6, 2013
Twenty photos
from a photomission with the Icelandic Coast guard to photograph a French Navy NH-90 helicopter assigned to the brand new frigate Aquitaine for its voyage around the Atlantic rim. As always with the ICG this turned into an extremely satisfactory and enjoyable mission, although I lost my wollen cap out through the open door.
 
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Return to Index South Iceland April 5, 2013
Eighteen photos
from a photomission with the Canadian Forces CC-150 Airbus tanker to photograph two of the four CF-188 Hornets deployed to Keflavik for the March/April airpace patrols in 2013. En extremely satisfactory and enjoyable mission.
 
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Return to Index Suðurland November 29, 2012
Twenty nine photos
from a photomission with Norðurflug to the Mýrdealssandur to fetch tourists from there and transport them to Geysir. A very memorable mission in rahter inclement weather, but then like my pilot said, "bad weather is only a state of mind." En extremely satisfactory and enjoyable mission.
 
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Return to Index Esja, Hengill og Reykjavík 
November 25, 2012
Eleven photos
from a photomission with Bell Textron 407 from Helicpter.is. Taken from Cessna Skyhawk, TF-ISE. We flew east from Reykjavík along the Esja mountain, up to Hengill where TF-HHH landed on the summit, and then onwards back to Reykjavík. Beautiful weather, but a bit rough at times.
 
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Return to Index Mosfellsheiði September 20, 2012
Twenty one photos
from a photomission documenting two of the rarest aircraft in Iceland. First the Aero Commander/Meyers 200 of which around 130 were produced was recently imported to Iceland. Owner Guðmundur Hjaltason was in the right hand seat, and Captain Torfi Sigurjónsson in the left.
The other aircraft is rarer still, a Soccata Ralleye 235 C of which 7 were produced of this tail wheel version of the Ralleye. One of the owners, Sigurður Ingi Ingimarsson was in the right hand seat and piloting from the left hand seat was Þráinn Hafsteinsson. The photoship was Cap 10, TF-UFO with my friend Captain Sigurjón Valsson at the helm.
 
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Return to Index Sandskeið September 18, 2012
Twenty seven photos
from a landing contest at the gliding field of Sandskeið east of Reykjavík. Pilots seek to make a landing on a pre marked line on the airfield, and landing short or long give penalty points. The winner this time was Hafsteinn Jónasson flying this Piper Super Cub, PA-18 with only 11 penalty points which is very low in a contest like this. Each pilot gets four landings with various restrictions in power, flaps and such..
 
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Return to Index Reykjavik Airport September 17 and 18 2012 Eleven photos from Reykjavik, where I made a dermined attempt to photograph the two latest Dash 8 propliners in the Air Iceland fleet. They had eluded my camera for months, spending most of their time in the air to and from Greenland. The Air Iceland staff made me most welcome and helped around the area to get into the most promising spots. Further the pilots made a determined effort to get the aircraft clear with landing gear up to present the airdraft favourably.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport September 6, 2012
Thirty photos
from a photo mission to Keflavik on September 6, 2012. The main part of the effort was to photograph the latest Air Atlanta Boeing 747-400, TF-AAF which made a fuel stop on the way from Marana, USA to Jedda, Saudi Arabia. All of Air Atlantas staff in Iceland were bussed out to Keflavik to have a look at the just refitted and painted aircraft. With the cooperation of the pilots and tower controllers, TF-AAF made a pass over the field on its was to Jedda via Kópavogur. Also photographed was everything else on the field, including the F-16s from the Portugese Air Force that are now on Air Patrol duties for NATO in Keflavik. Furter a number of foreign registered passenger aircraft were caught, including A320s from WOW, Iceland Express, Easy Jet and JT together with the latest Icelandair registrations on B575s.
 
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Return to Index Near Reykjavík July 23, 2012
Nineteen photos
from a practice rescue mission with the Coast Guard helicotper, TF-LIF working with the new cutter Þór. I was able to photograph transfer between the helicopter and ship after I was myself transferred to the ship. Then observing from a small boat, a simulated rescue from both a dinghy and from the sea itself. After this I was transferred back to the helicopter via the winch, and then was also able to photograph a mountain search from a small mountain top near Reykjavík. At the end of the mission I was then rescued from the mountain..
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar July 12, 2012
Sixteen photos
from a photo mission from Tungubakkar to photograph a Piper Super Cub owned and built by Páll Halldórsson, who is one of the legendary pilots that used to fly the Iceland Coast Guard patrol planes and helicopters, and has many a dangerous mission under his belt. He gave Sigurjón Valsson permission to use his patented style of posing an aeroplane for the photographer, as can be seen from the photos in the set.
 
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Return to Index Akureyri June 23, 2012
Tventyfive photos
from the annual airshow at Akureyri. The page gives a good overview of the flying program mainly consisting of local aircraft and talent.
I put one interesting photo at the end, but it shows the dangers of using a long lens (400 mm) on a warm day with a lot of thermal currents in the air. All the lines are blurry and broken resulting in a useless and unsalvageable photograph.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar June 21, 2012
Nine photos
of the recently acquired club aircraft for the flying club at Tungubakkar. It is a very well looked after Piper Cherokee Archer, and may prove to be better suited to the membership of the club than the taildraggers that have been in use lately, and mostly ended up ground looping.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík June 20 and 21, 2012
Eight photos
from the visit of a WW2 vintage Junkers 52 of German origin. It was on the way to the USA and the festival at Oshkosh. It will likely return to Iceland around August 10.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík May 28, 2012
Eighteen photos
from the airshow at Reykjavik airport on May 28, 2012. The main attraction was the Catalina flying boat, and many of the enthusiastic viewers came from far away to catch a glimpse of this iconic aircraft, which made such a big impact on air travel in Iceland in the years from 1945 to 1961.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík May 27, 2012
Twenty photos
from a photo mission that nearly did not get off the ground. Sigurjón Valsson and I had laid the groundwork to have a Cessna Skyhawk or something with a similar performance as the Catalina, but all the prospects fell through. At last we decided that using Super Cub, TF-PAC was worth a trial, and with the cooperation of the Catalina Captain we were able to get close to them for the photos that you see here.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík May 24, 2012
Eleven photos
from the arrival of a Catalina PBY-5A flying boat of the same type as used by Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleiðir, that were the predecessors of todays Icelandair, on commercial operations in Iceland from 1945 to 1961. Further the Coast Guard used a PBY-6A, TF-RÁN from 1954 to 1963. This on the occasion of the 75th anniversayr of the founding of Flugfélag Akureyrar, the direct ancestor of Icelandair.
 
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Return to Index St. Albans May 7, 2012
Eleven photos
from the an exercise with the Royal Nave Frigate, HMS ST Albans, its Merlin EH-101 helicopter and the new Icelandic Goast Guard vessel, Þór just outside the fjord Hvalfjörður. 70 years ago the convoys supplying Russia with material started from there. During this short voyage, the sailors and men who lost their lifes during this important phase of World War II were remembered with a memorial service aboard the HMS ST Albans and a wreath was cast adrift in the fjord as a symbol of their sacrifice.
 
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Return to Index Keflavík Airport April 17, 2012
Eleven photos
from the operations of one of the NASA Lockheed ER-2s, that has been staioned at Keflavik for three weeks. It undertakes flights over the Greenland Glacier and Icealand at 65.000 feet altitude on reserach into the extent of the glacial changes in these countries.
 
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Return to Index Mosfellsheiði April 2, 2012
Eleven photos
from a photo mission with Hafsteinn Jónasson in TF-PAC, When the weather cleared after a long dark winter, I and Hafsteinn proceeded with Þorgeir Haraldsson who flew the new Piper Super Cruiser, TF-CRZ for some sunny shots over the Mosfellsheiði. After we left CRZ, we proceeded to the mountain Skálafell, where Þorsteinn Jónsson was practising mountaineering on larger tires in Piper Super Cub, TF-KAJ. We caught some photos of him landing and taking off from the snow covered small area atop the mountain.
 
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Return to Index Keflavík Airport March 15, 2012
Ten photos
from Keflavik depicting the take offs and landings of two of the McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantoms of the German Air Force at Keflavik Airport yesterday. The weather for the take offs was not good, but I was able to salvage the two photos shown here. However for the landing practice the weather was just fine with sun and a heavy snowshower in the background.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík Airport March 1, 2012
Four photos
from the first flight of the newest aircraft of the Icelandic Register, a brand new and shiny replica of the Piper Super Cruiser. This is the third of a quartette of kits of these planes that were bought at the same time and three have now been assembled, built and flown. The fourth is in the process of assembly. Captain Þorgeir Haraldsson was the pilot and said that the aircraft flies very smoothly and keeps on course when flown "hands off". The aim is to fly the first 25 test hours soon so that the rest of the 10 pilot/owners, can also have a go at the long awaited prize..
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar area December 3, 2011
15 photos from an air to air mission with Piper Super Cub, TF-PAC. It has over the years been fitted with skis, when conditions have been right. This time, as it is residing at Tungubakkar airfield, which gets a snow cover during the winter time, and is not good for flying small wheeled Super Cubs, it was once more fitted out with the skis. Hafsteinn Jónasson was flying TF-PAC, and Guðmundur Hilmarsson vas flying my photoship, another Piper Super Cub, TF-KAJ, but that one is fitted out with monster tires, and needs no skis. My hands almost frose off in the cold air.
 
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Return to Index Hengill area September 21, 2011
13 photos from an air to air mission with Global 3, an aircraft designed and built by its pilot, aeronautical engineer and pilot, Kristján Árnason. It was flown for the first time on June 6, 2008 by Kristján himself. A text in English, explaining the rationale and characteristics of the design can be seen
here.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík airport September 12, 2011
10 photos from the stopover by Hawker Sea Fury, NX62143, Riff Raff at Reykjavík airport on the way from the USA to the
Czech Republic. It left on Tuesday for Egislstaðir in the east of Iceland, and then planned for Norway.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík airport September 10, 2011
Some photos from the Airshow celebrating the 70th anniversary of the airport built in 1941 by the British forces then occupying Iceland.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar airfield August 27, 2011
Some photos from the now annual gathering of Wings and Wheels at Tungubakkar airfield. Here we gather old and new aircraft, cars, tractors and motorcycles. .
 
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Return to Index Nesjavallavegur August 27, 2011
Photographed Douglas DC-3, TF-NPK being used for a rescue exercise west of the Hengill area near Reykjavík. First six rescue parachutists were dropped by using a static line fastened to the aircraft, so the chutes open right away. Secondly some stores were dropped via the same method and lastly two of the rescue squad were dropped in free fall from 5000 feet. .
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar Airfield August 18, 2011
Photographed the latest and most beautiful airplane on the Icelandic register, One-Design, TF-MAD, flown by its builder and owner, Hafsteinn Jónasson. Photoship was Piper super Cub, TF-PAC and my pilot was Orri Eiríksson.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar Airfield August 8, 2011
Photographed three of the Yak aircraft that are airworthy in Iceland.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar Airport August 4, 2011
Photographed the brand new OneDesign homebuilt constructed with tender oving care by one of my cief pilots, Hafsteinn Jónasson. Shoen here are some photos from the second and third flights of this beautiful aircraft.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík airport July 28, 2011
Photographed the new acquisition by Kermit Weeks for the Fantasy of Flight museum in Florida. This is Douglas C-47A, N1944A which in this exact paintscheme took part in most of the campaigns on the Euopean front during the years 1943-1945, and is thus a true WARBIRD.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar airport July 19, 2011
Photographed the new homebuilt/experimental Piper PA-12 replica, TF-ROD on its first flight by builder/pilot, Guðmundur Hilmarsson.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar July 16, 2011
A few photos taken during and after the Piper day at Tungubakkar. The air to airs were taken during a flight to Selfoss to return TF-DYR and its owner to Selfoss. We were accompanied by Piper Super Cruiser, TF-AKK and photo ship was Piper Super Cub, TF-PAC.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar July 11, 2011
A photo mission with Aeronca Champion TF-IVR, recently made airworthy and bought by new owners. Photo ship was Piper Super Cub, TF-PAC and Sigurjón Valsson my pilot.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar July 7, 2011
Some action at Tungubakkar. Piper Super Cub flown by Sigurjón Valsson, Antique Erco Ercoupe in flight and brand new Super Cruiser replica in evening light.
 
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Return to Index Heiðmörk June 30, 2011
Got a chance to photograph an old and venerable Cessna 152, TF-OII, called the Golden Bird on the day before its CofA expired. Sigurjón Valsson threw OII around and Orri Eiríksson followed faithfully in Supre Cub, TF-PAC.
 
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Return to Index Mosfellssveit June 26, 2011
Had an opportunity to go with Jónas Sturla Sverrisson to photograph Denny Kitfox, TF-135 on a nice evening.
 
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Return to Index Southern Iceland June 25, 2011
Sigurjón Valsson and I took a trip in Super cub, TF-PAC to Selfoss and further to photograph to airplanes, Piper Cub TF-DYR at Selfoss and Buddy Baby, TF-BAY near the farm Forsæti, close to the Þjórsá river.

 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport JUNE 6, 2011
Photographed the aircraft in action on the first day of Northern Viking 2011. This was the first time that the Eurofighter or Typhoon has been in action in Iceland, this time from the Italian Air Force, that brought four of these brand new aircraft to Keflavik. Also this is the first time that the Wisconsin Air Guard has taken part in Northern Viking. They have 6 F-16Cs up here for the exercise. The number and selection of photographes is constrained by time in processing. Further to this we have the Norwegian Air Force with their trusty F-16As. I seem to remember that the Norwegians have taken part in every air defence exercise for a number of years at least.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport May 9, 2011
Added some photos from the last day of the crosswind tests, April 14. Sorry for the delay in getting them up.

The first Boaing 747 of the 800 type, particularly the 8F destined for Cargolux in Luxembourg arrived at Keflavik for crosswind landing tests. Those that follow such things know that this is one of the best if not the best airport in the world for such testing, as Boeing, Airbus and Sukhoi at least can testify to. In high winds the test crew can always find a runway with a very high crosswind factor, and all of them also have an ILS system.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport April 27, 2011
Five Canadian F-18 Hornet fighters have spent most of April at Keflavik for airpace patrols. This is part of NATOs commitment to Iceland, to axercise both the ground based part of the air defence system, that is the radars and their crew. The weather has been rather hostile and so the Canadians have had a good look at operating in some extreme conditions that are somewhat different from home, mainly as regards the quick changabilitiy of the weather systems.
Also pictured is an AC-130U gunship that dropped in for some urgent fixes, that the crew was quick to make and they departed after about two hours.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport April 12, 2011
The first Boaing 747 of the 800 type, particularly the 8F destined for Cargolux in Luxembourg arrived at Keflavik for crosswind landing tests. Those that follow such things know that this is one of the best if not the best airport in the world for such testing, as Boeing, Airbus and Sukhoi at least can testify to. In high winds the test crew can always find a runway with a very high crosswind factor, and all of them also have an ILS system.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar Airport The first Piper Cub that was brought to Iceland in 1946, has recently finished a three year rebuild. Here it is shown flying at a small gathering of enthusiasts and relatives of the group of pilots that purchased the aircraft three years ago. This group consists mainly of pilots that trained on the aircraft in the last century. The photoship was Cessna 170, TF-GMG with Sigurjón Valsson piloting.   .
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport The largest aircraft in the world landed at Keflavik on October 6 for refueling on the way from the USA to Stockholm, Sweden. Although I had seen it before, this was the first time I had an opportunity to see this giant in action. Photos of the landing and takeoff (after twilight) and from the cockpit.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavik Airport A very good looking Douglas C-47A that has resided in Switzerland for a number of years, visited Reykjavík on September 6 and left on the 8th. Photos from the cockpit and cabin.
 
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Return to Index Keflavik Airport  This page has now been updated with photos from the crosswind trials on September 3.
Had the opportunity to photograph the first landing of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Keflavik. It arrived at 0635 and the light was nothing to write home about, but this was a historic event. The aircraft will stay in Iceland for some days for numerous tests, particularly crosswind tests. Keflavik has been used before by both Boeing and Airbus for such trials, as Keflavik is known for the ease of operations during certain times of the day, when there is practically no traffic, and usually the wind can be counted on to blow across either of the main runways. Icelandair Group has ordered four of these aircraft.
 
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Return to Index Southern Iceland On August 27 I had the opportunity and privilege to photograph the only flying Sikorskly S-38B in the world on its way from Reykjavík  to Wick, Scotland, and eventually to Berlin and Zurich. Some real aviators in that mission, which is in support of charitable organizations.
 
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Return to Index Sandskeið On August 17, the Thoroddsen landing contest was held for the first time at the Sandskeið airport, the headquarters of the Iceland Gliding Club. I concentrated on getting shots of props in action, both landing and takeoff. They are all taken with a 100-400 mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/100-1/160 second. A lot were fuzzy but here is the best of the crop.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar On August 5 and 8, 2010, I photographed TF-ULV in action close to its home field of Tungubakkar. The 50 year old plane has been extensively refurbished and inspected and probably is better that new. One of the owners, Guðni Þorbjörnsson flew it for me on both occasions. The colors stand out from the background, and surprisingly the cover shot like all the others taken in rather dull conditions on the evening of the 5th, show how the color stands out even in these dull conditions. 
 
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Return to Index Múlakot On July 30, 2010, I attended the flyin at the annual Private Pilots Association at the Múlakot airfield. This field is close to the recently erupted Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and got a measure of the ash. This can be seen in some of the landing and takeoff photos, if you look at the wheels in the grass, and also the propeller wash. This makes some of the photos almost surreal. Everyone always has great fun at these flyins. In some of the shots, the passengers in the right hand seat can be seen dropping small bags, to try to hit a small target circle on the ground.
 
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Return to Index Haukadalsmelar On July 24, 2010, I photographed the action at the annual flyin of the flying club Thytur which is held at the private airfield of Haukadalsmelar, close to the famous volcano, Hekla. There is always great fun and cameraderie at these meets, the families camp out and cheer their pilots in the competions, which this time included a short field takeoff contest and the usual precision landing contest."
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Return to Index Tungubakkar On July 10, 2010, I photographed the action at the 40th anniversary of the model club Þytur at Tungubakkar airfield in Mosfellsbær. This was a superb show with a great number of members models flying and shown static in one of the Moso Flying Club hangars. The anniversary show was also graced by the visit of one of the worlds most renowned flyers of flying scale models, Ali Machinchy and his assistant, Duncan Horlor. They displayed a superb model of the Eurofighter or Typhoon and the flying was astonishing to say the least. It is so fast, like some other models in this show, that it is very hard to get good size photos of it, except when in slow flight maneuvers.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar On June 24 the first part of the annual Silver Jodel precision landing contest was held after three aborts due to high winds. The first photos in this photogallery depict some of the action.
The second part is from the evening of July 8, the TF-DAB evening, but each plane located at Tungubakkar has its own Thursday evening get together. Guests and relatives are welcome and usually there are cakes and coffee.
 
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Return to Index Hella On July 3, 2010, I had the opportunity to fly a photomission with DC-3, TF-NPK named Páll Sveinsson. The mission was to drop a cargo in Iceland. My aim was to get some air to air photos of the DC-3 in the finish adopted for the mission and to record it flying with the cargo doors open, like it was used on different occasions during its lifetime with Flugfélag Íslands during the years 1946 to 1973. This mission took place and the drop was at 22:57, which meant that all the photos were taken at ISO 640 and the side on ones were taken through the rear windows of Cessna 180, TF-KAH as there was a cameraman in the front seat.
 
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Return to Index Akureyri On June 20, 2010, I had the opportunity to fly in an Gippsland Airvan belonging to the Norlandair Airline in Akureyri for the purpose of photographing one of their recently repainted Twin Otters. We took about half an hour for the mission. The air in the Eyjafjörður area was a bit unstable, so I was unable to use very slow shutter speeds, but was still able to get some movement visible in the props. It was a bit scary to sit in the rear cabin with the large size door completely open, and nothing but the seatbelt to hold me in place, and the sea and ground about 2000 fet below.
 
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Return to Index Akureyri On June 19, 2010, the annual aviation weekend of the Icelandic Aviation Museum was held at Akureyri. Here you can see a sample of what was on display during the airshow.
 
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Return to Index Reykjanes On June 8, 2010, I and Kristinn Svavarsson undertook a photomission in Cessna 172RG, Cutlass, TF-ASI to photograph two Cirrus aircraft in the air. Before we started out the weather was sunny, but when we got airborne it had become cloudy and the photos show that. Also the air over the Reykjanes peninsula was rather rough and we had a bumpy ride. Therefore there was not much room for experiments with slow shutter speed.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. On June 5, 2010, an airshow was organised at Reykjavík airport. A number of people arrived to view the show, and admittance was free. As can be expected when the economic conditions are unsettled, the number of aircraft participating was less that at some earlier shows. Older showgoers commented on that, but the younger generation and most enthusiasts were really happy that there was an airshow at all, in spite of all the financial woes here in Iceland. I applaud the organisers for getting this together and all the participants, which of course do not recover a penny for their time and costs. These are the true enthusiasts of flying in Iceland. Note that there will be gatherings around the country all summer long see here
 
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Return to Index Keflavík. On June 1, 2010, six F-4Fs from the German Air force landed at Kefalvik airport for the start of Nato airspace patrols over Iceland. Three came in at around noon, but three had to divert to Scotland becoause of tanker problems, but arrived later in the day. On June 2. the Phantoms started with the ususal style of Phantom crews and three aircraft went out for excercises both in the morning an afternoon. The first thirteen photos show landings and takeoffs on June 2, and the next seven show the arrival of the three on June 1. The last photo shows the Atlantic named Graf Zeppelin.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. I and my chief pilot, Capt. Sigurjón Valsson took off from Mosó at approx 1000 hours on the 26th of May 2010 and with us was a Cessna of the Skyhawk family with retratable landing gear, called Cutlass RG II. Its pilot, Kristinn Svavarsson was going to give us an opportunity to get some air to air photos of this sleeker version of the Skyhawk. The photos are 1280 pixels wide.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. I and my chief pilot, Capt. Sigurjón Valsson took off at 14.20 in Cap 10B, TF-UFO to endeavour to photograph some of the aircraft that have been a constant companion to the eruption since it began on March 23. We could not fly our usual photoship, Cessna 170 TF-GMG, as it has been constantly booked for members of the Moso flying club,from sunup to sundown every day since the start of the eruption. We had long since decided to see how photographing throught the canopy of TF-UFO would come out, and now we did not have anything else. The photos speak for themselves, there were some reflections, but mostly minimal. Also the size of the aircraft and my proximity to the canopy side, precluded anything but a 28-70 mm lens, instead of the usual 70-200. This of course meant less distance between the aircraft and Sigurjons skill was ably demonstrated once more in a difficult situation.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. Four Danish Air Force F-16As landed ak Keflavik Airport at 15:45 on Tuesday March 2, to start the 2010 season of Nato airspace patrols. At this moment nobody really knows how long these patrols are going to continu, but these four Vipers will stay untill March 30. They started flying today, March 4 and one of their first places to visit was Akureyri where my friend Hörður Geirsson caught some shots under extremely difficult lighting conditions, almost straight upsun.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. My new book is just out. It contains 160 photographs of airplanes taken during 2009 and most of them air-to-air over Icleland. The last section of the book was taken in England during the Flying Legends airshow on July 10-12. The captions are both in Icelandic and English.
It is available in most bookstores and from the author at the link below.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. A few photos depicting a short photo sortie to provide some air to air photos of Cherokee TF-POU for an upcoming upgraded web for the Mosfellsbær flying club. FKM.is Sigurjón Valsson was my pilot in Cessna 170, TF-GMG and Ómar Bjarnason was flying TF-POU.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. A few photos depicting a short photo sortie to provide some air to air photos of Skyhawk TF-KLM for an upcoming upgraded web for the Mosfellsbær flying club. FKM.is. Guðni Þorbjörnsson was my pilot in Cessna 170, TF-GMG and Þengill Oddson was flying TF-KLM.
 
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Return to Index Reykjanes. A few photos depicting three new aircraft for the Keilir Aviation Academy These are two Diamond DA-40 and one Diamond Da-42. These are brand new aircraft of glass fibre construction and with diesel engines that burn jet fuel. They are much more fuel efficent than aircraft with conventional avgas engines. Further they have all new glass instrumentation in line with the latest commercial aircraft. Sigurjón Valsson was my pilot in Cessna 170, TF-GMG.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. A few photos depicting three seperated missions to photograph aircraft from Tungubakkar. First was Soccata Rallye TF-OSK with pilot, owner Karl Ísleifsson. Then we caught up with Ingvar V aldimarsson flying Piper Clipper TF-DAB, which just recently was refurbished by the TF-KAK group at Tungubakkar. Last up was Cessna 185, TF-ELX piloted by owner Steingrímur Friðriksson. An extra bonus in the form of Cessna 150L, TF-FTB piloted by Bergur Ingi Bergsson showed up on the way back to Tungubakkar and made for a delightful subject, even if it was upsun. It has recently been completely repainted and glistened in the sun, So did the others having been shined for the photo session. Hafsteinn Jónasson was my pilot in Cessna 170, TF-GMG.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. A few photos from the second part of the precision landing contest at Tungubakkar on August 5, 2009. The Mosfellsbær Flying Club hosts a two part contest, early summer and late fall, and the lowest score from either or both wins the contest. This time, the winner was the Sigurjón Valsson flying Mudry Cap 10, TF-UFO, that is depicted in the leading photo.
The second part of the page is taken as a guest at the field returned home after the contest finished. He was flying the rather special looking PZL 104 Vilga registered with his initials, TF-OGJ. His name is Óskar Guðjón Jóhannsson. Sigurjón Valsson was my pilot in Cessna 170, TF-GMG.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. A few photos from the arrival of North American B-25D Mitchell named Grumpy at Reykjavík at 15:30 on Saturday, August 30. I had been authorised to go and photograph it over Iceland, but various last minute problems with photoships and pilots almost scrapped the mission. It was not really on untill about 30 minuted before the landing of the B-25. Þorsteinn Jónsson en experianced pilot, arranged for a Cessna 172 Skyhawk from the Icelandic Flying School and flew it himself, to rescue the mission. The B-25 pilots were rather surprised to find out that we were over Reykjavík, having expected to meet my plane around the airfield of Bakkar in South Iceland, but cooperated with us for some good photographs. Big thanks go to the ATC people at Reykjavík airport without whom this could never have been realized with the time constraints we had in the end.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. A few photos from one of the flying days instigated by Einar Páll Einarsson, legendary model and airplane builder,  held at the airfield of Tungubakkar in Mosfellsbær. This event sees all kinds of large radio controlled models displayed and flown, and these are certainly flying machines or small pilotless airplanes. Some are built without representing any full size flying objects, but some are masterpieces of smaller scale reproductions of the full size airplanes that have graced the skies in earlier years. The photos will speak for themselves and the skill of the builders/flyers.
 
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Return to Index Vestmanneyjar. A few photos from a mission to the Vestman Islands to photograph the aircraft of the Vestman Islands Airline. We got some intersting backgrounds and did three seperate missions, one for each aircraft. The cooperation of the people of the airline was invaluable and made for the interesting views you see here.
In this series I have some photos where I am trying to show the movement of the propellers. This is fraught with all kinds of difficulties and a lot of photos become blurred due to the long exposure times and the long lens (70-200 mm) which do not really go together. But there are a few gems inbetween and they make it all worth it.
 
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Return to Index Múlakot. A few photos from the annual family gathering of the Icelandic Private Pilots Association at Múlakot in the southern part of Iceland. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph in the air some historically important planes on this occasion, as well as a flying Icelandic legend, Magnús Norðdahl, who at the age of 82 is still flying aerobatics so that the younger generation  has a hard time keeping up with him. ´He is flying Zlin. TF-ABC in these photos.
In this series I have some photos where I am trying to show the movement of the propellers. This is fraught with all kinds of difficulties and a lot of photos become blurred due to the long exposure times and the long lens (70-200 mm) which do not really go together. But there are a few gems inbetween and they make it all worth it.
 
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Return to Index Haukadalsmelar. A few photos from the annual gathering of the flying club Thytur at the private airfield at Haukadalsmelar close to the volcano Hekla. Here all kinds of pilots fly for fun and with the family. A number of these pilots fly professionally for commercial airlines and other concerns. They feel the freedom of the small planes and the countryside. In this series I have a few photos where I am trying to show the movement of the propellers. This is fraught with all kinds of difficulties and a lot of photos become blurred due to the long exposure times and the long lens (100-400 mm) which do not really go together. But there are a few gems inbetween and they make it all worth it.
 
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Return to Index Duxford. A few photos from one of the greatest airhows in the world, featuring old aircraft that are now legends. These are mostly from the Second World War, but also some both older and newer but all of the ones present are powered by piston engines. The show is held by The Fighter Collection based at Duxford and is very well organized, No dead moments and the sound is incredible. I have not had time to do any comments with the photos.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík. A few photos of the arrival of the brand new Coast Guard plane, TF-SIF. It is a Bombardier Dash 8-300 and has the latest detection and communication equipment fitted. It replaces the old Fokker F-27 Friendship, TF-SYN, that served all its time in the Coast Guard service and has now been retired. Lets hope that this SIF is as versatile and successful as its predecessor. It is also the fourth plane in the Coast Guard service to carry the name of the Norse Goddess SIF who of course os the wife of the Norse God Thor. The earlier three aircraft were:
1. C-54B Skymaster
2. Aerospatiale SA-365 Dauphin
3. Aerospatiale SA-365N Dauphin
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Return to Index Mosfellsheiði. A few photos of the ferry flight of TF-GMG from Geitamelur to Tungubakkar in Mosfellbær. In these photos one can see the difference between shooting at 1/250 sec and 1/100 sec. At the slower speed the prop movment is much more visible. This may have been the only chance to photograph TF-GMG with the attractive wheel spats, as they have now been removed to make way for larger tires. Note that the the first photo shows the plane in the hands of the old owners, in Reykjavík on October 11, 2008.
 
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Return to Index Akureyri. Some action moments from the flying festival at Akureyri. This time I was aiming for more of a prop movement effect that stationary looking props or almost so. This means using a shutter speed as low as 1/60th of a second in some cases and up to 1/100. With a handheld 100-400 mm lens, even with stabilisation,  more shots will be blurry that before, but the ones that come out ok are in my opinion better.
 
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Return to Index Flúðir. Some action moments from the flyin at the small country field of Flúðir near the village of the same name. There is a small but active enthusiast group there and the field has a control tower, a hangar and a dirt runway with a grass strip beside it. The visitors and local people had a grand time on Saturday, June 13. 2009 and a number  of the spectators were able to experience flying in a small airplane or  helicopter for the first time.
 
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Return to Index Tungubakkar. Some action moments from the precision landing contest. Note the proximity of the judging team on the far side of the runway. Also visible on some of the photos is the absolute indifference of the horses and riders on the other side of the flimsy fence..
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík, Photo mission to photograph a pair of Cessna 140s, TF-AIB and TF-MRS in formation and separately ofer the mountains to the east of Reykjavík.
 
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Return to Index Reykjavík, Some activity taken at three different dates at the end of runway 01 at Reykjavík Airport.
 
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Return to Index F-16s, Four Danish F-16s are now doing airpace patrols at Keflavik. they arrived on March 3, and will leave on April 1. These photos were taken April 4.
 
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Return to Index TF-FUN, February 10. We went on a test flight to test the disc theory. We wanted to see which speed and lens would give us the best photos for displaying movement in the propellers on an air to air photomission. there is a discussion subject on Airliners Net on this subject, that might be interesting. Anyway even if mayn of the photos do not show props, what is visible does show much movement. Most of the photos were shot at between 1/100s and 1/200s.
 
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Return to Index TF-FMS and more, February 4 and 5, 2009. Spent two hours at Reykjavík yesterday for some cold but sunny shots.
The two photos of TF--EIR the Coast Guard Dauphin were taken from my balcony in Asparfell 2, today at noon when it was looking for an active emergency beacon that suddenly started transmitting in the region.
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Return to Index TF-JMB, FFK og GJA, January 25. 2009. A photoflight with Dash 8, TF-JMB, Cessna 180, TF-FFK and Cessna 172, TF-GJA. Both Cessnas belong to the Solfoss flying club. Baldur@verslo.is

Return to Index TF-SGA_FBA, January 13. 2009. A photoflight with TF-SGA and TF-FBA. Baldur@verslo.is

Return to Index WV2 page, January 9. 2009. A long awaited update to my Willie Victor page with photos of the radar equipped Lockheed Super Constellations that flew continous patrols over the North Atlantic in the late 50s and early sixties. Baldur@verslo.is

Return to Index Book, December 7, 2008.  This new book is 120 pages with just about 150 photographs all taken during 2008 over Iceland. It has air to air photos from both special photo sorties and the defence exercise, Northern Viking 2008. Also coverage of most of the aviation events in Iceland during the summer. The captions are both in Icelandic and English. It can soon be bought from the Penninn Eymundsson bookstores and the biggest Bonus stores also.
Copies with a spiral binding for easy viewing on a flat table can be bought from me.
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Return to Index Suðurland, November 1, 2008. Saturday. The Flying clup of Mosfellsbær arranged a group flight to the village of Flúðir in the farmlands of southern Iceland. There were ten in the group and my pilot of Cessna 170, TF-MOS was Hafsteinn Jónasson. Men exhanged position often and flew in many different formations as can be seen. Iceland looks a little cold in these photos even if the temperature was just above zero.

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Return to Index Reykjavík, September 29, 2008. Monday. The first prototype of the Dornier Seastar made an overnight stop at Reykjavík which turned into two nights, because all the airports in Greenland are closed over the weekends. Took off this morning for the US.
Later in the day I got a chance to photograph Cessna 172 Skyhawk, TF-EJG from C-152, TF-MID.

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Return to Index Keflavík, September 25, 2008. Thursday. Went out to get some shots of the Boeing 737-700 that now are starting to operate services for Iceland Espress. Got G-STRF. Also Air Berlin A-320 D-ABDT in some brilliant light. Plus a US C-9 that stopped for fuel. Last but not least the ICG F-27, TF-SYN. The weather was brilliant between heavy rainshowers, as can be seen.

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Return to Index Keflavík, September 4, 2008. Thursday at Norvik 2008, the final day. Air to air sortie.

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Return to Index Keflavík, September 3, 2008. Wednesday at Norvik 2008.

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Return to Index Keflavík, September 2, 2008. Tuesday at Norvik 2008.

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Return to Index Keflavík, September 1, 2008. Monday at Norvik 2008.

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Return to Index Keflavík, August 30, 2008. five Boeing CF-18A Hornets from the Canadian Air Force arrive in Keflavik to take part in the Northern Viking 2008 Air Defense exercise. They will exercise with American F-15C Eagles and Norwegian F-16As. The tankers that serve the F-18s have to be able to provide fuel to them via a drogue like most helicopters use for aerial refuelling. There are three KC-135R tankers in Keflavik now, two from Mildenhall. One of them has two wingtip mounted drogue pods in addition to the usual boom, and therefore can refuel all three fighter types. Additionally there is an Airfoce Reserve KC-135R which has a drogue installed in the boom instead of the usual telescoping tube, so it can only refuel the CF-18As.

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Return to Index Reykjavík, August 27 2008. Here are some photos from the greetings the Icelandic Olympic Silver medalist handball team received at Reykjavík Airport when they arrived at around 1700. The Coast Guard helicopters, TF-GNA and TF-EIR flew on the 757s wings and the venerable DC-3, TF-NPK made up number four, albeit having to steer clear of the 757s turbulence with 25° flaps. The planes accompanied the team on a celebratory low pass, which is probably also an Olympic record for low approaches by a 757. After landing they received a very wet welcome from the airport firedepartment which is really a symbolic victory arch. There is one picture of the team itself after exiting the plane and waving on the stairs.

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Return to Index Reykjavík, August 15 to 19. 2008. This page shows photos of three types that spent some time at Reykjavík airport during this timeperiod. Douglas AD-4NA Skyraidar came from France on the way to the US. the weather over Greenland did not favour his quick progress so he did not take off until the 19th and shown here.
Lockheed C-130J of the USCG is now here for joint exercises with the Iceland CG and is a beautiful machine.
Co-Z Cozy Mark IV, 4X-OYG from Israel had a mishap in landing when the nosewheel fork broke away from the strut and he is still here.

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Return to Index Mosó, August 14. 2008. Had a very pleasant flight with two Jodels from Mosfellssveit in the mystical evening light. The pilots were Jón Karl Snorrason flying TV-ULV and Örn Johnson flying TF-ULF. Guðni Þorbjörnsson, who also owns part in TF-ULV was my pilot in Cessna 170 TF-MOS.

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Return to Index Múlakot, August 2. 2008. Went to the annual Icelandic Private Pilots Association family flyin and campout at Múlakot field in southern Iceland. the weather was not the best and not at all like forecast, cloudy and 500 foot ceilings for the whole day. There was a fair amount of flying going on and a particularly exuberant display by the pilot of Cessna 170 TF-MOS with low approaches, one wheel landings and snappy takeoffs. Also the annual precision landing contest which is always fun to watch. Thank everybody for their performance and tolerating me trying to be in the right postion for both landings and takeoffs, which is not always easy at the same time.

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Return to Index Haukadalsmelar, July 26, 2008. I was invited to a flyin with flying club Þytur which was now held for the 21st consecutive year. They have general fun for a whole weekend, and then there is a precision landing contest in which the most accurate landing on or close to a white painted line on the grass is applauded and now for the first time, the winner was presented with a trophy beaker. Good general fun for the pilots and their families which camp around for the weekend.

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Return to Index Mosfellsbær, July 24, 2008. Photographed Cessna 170, Tf-MOS flying with my chief pilot, Sigurjón Valsson at the helm. He took his youngsters and a friend for a short outing and I got permission to follow in Jodel TF-ULV, piloted by Guðni Þorbjörnsson (strange Icelandic lettaer galor in that name). We had a fruitful flight where I could test his plugin cutout in the perspex on the left side. Worked fine except for the front angle on the subject which was difficult. The front angle shots in here were made in a different way.

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Return to Index Southcoast, July 16, 2008. Photographed Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Liberty Belle over the South Coast of Iceland on its way from Wick, Scotland to Keflavik Iceland. My pilot was Arnar Jónsson and we were flying in Cessna 180, TF-HIS. The meeting was prearranged with the pilot of the B-17, Ray Fowler.
Keflavik July 17. 2008. Four photos from the takeoff at Keflavik which was delayed for five hours due to low visibility at the destination field of Narsarsuak, Greenland.

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Return to Index Mosfellsbær, July 7, 2008. Photographed Piper Cub super Cruiser TF-AKK and Citabria TF-MBJ west of the Esja mountain and in Hvalfjörður.

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Return to Index ReykjavíkJuly 2. 2008. Liberty Belle takes off for Prestwick, Scotland at 1200 hours. After climbing and going round, she came in for a low approach of runway 13. A much appreciated and seldom permitted occurrence for this majestic warbird.
July 1, 2008. Boeing B-17G Liberty Belle lands in Reykjavík on its way to England for the Flying Legends airshow at Duxford. It is a very beautiful restoration and many people attended the arrival. See also
Friends of TFC (The Fighter Collection)
A very beautiful vintage Spartan 7W Executive landed here on June 30. Took off this morning, July 1 headed for Scotland via the Feroe Islands. The owner told me that this is the first of two such planes that he is bringing to the UK via Iceland. The ferry pilot did a nice airshow type pass, turning and banking to the right. As an experiment, the page contains two sets of four photos in different sizes, 1024 and 1200 pixels.

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Return to Index Keflavík, June 29, 2008. Photographed a few takeoffs of Icelandair 757s that I had not caught in action before and 737-800 TF-JXD which I had never seen before.

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Return to Index Akureyri, June 21, 2008. Photographed a number of interesting planes at the airshow/flyin, among others Beechcraft C-45H, TF-JFA flying and retracting gear for the first time in two years. Yak C11 G-BTUB was very impressive like most of the other flying events.

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Return to Index Mosfellsbær, June 13, 2008. Photographed PZL-101 TF-PZL east of Mosfellsbær and Aeronca AC11 TF-LOA west of the Esja mountain.
 

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Return to Index Mosfellsbær, June 12, 2008. Photographed CAP 10 TF-UFO from Cessna 170, TF-MOS. TF-UFO had a thirtieth anniversary just last week and is a beautiful airplane. The pilot was Sigurjón Valsson and my pilot was Elías Erlingsson. As can be seen the cap is very nimble.
Also got a chance to shoot TF-REF one of the Icelandic Jodels with owner and pilot Magnús Víkingur Grímsson at the helm.

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Return to Index Hafravatn, June 10, 2008. Arngrímur B. Jóhannsson lands and takes off in his new DHC Beaver floatplane on the lake Hafravatn close to Reykjavík. It still carries a ferry registration of N610LC but underneath it we will soon see TF-ABK.
It will be based at Akureyri like all other ABJ planes.

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Return to Index Keflavik June 3. The Red Arrows arriving at Keflavik for an overnight stop on the way to a four week American tour. The Arrows always do a textbook formation approach wether permitting when they arrive at an airport.

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Return to Index Keflavik June 3. The Red Arrows turn on the smoke when arriving over the runway threshold before perfoming a break with all eleven aircraft making an individual landing in a single stream.

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Return to Index Keflavik June 3. The aircraft that has been longest on the Icelandic register, ex Flugfélar Íslands DC-3, TF-ISH Gljáfaxi, now TF-NPK was doing checkflights and landings at Keflavik. 

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Return to Index Keflavik June 3. The aircraft that has been longest on the Icelandic register, ex Flugfélar Íslands DC-3, TF-ISH Gljáfaxi, now TF-NPK was doing checkflights and landings at Keflavik. 

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Return to Index Keflavik, June 3, 2008. Daily operations from Keflavik showing morning landings, afternoon takeoffs and missed approaches.

Snæfellsnes, May 30 2008 on board the Coast Guard Super Puma TF-LIF we meet two French Mirage 2000s at 1000 feet in rather dull weather.

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 24, 2008. The flight week ended with the Reykjavík 2008, airshow on the 24th of May. The first 19 photos on the page show a group flyin of 21 lightplanes in 7 groupðs from Tungubakkar in Mosfellsbær to BIRK in the morning. they were then part of the static display. the rest of the photos are the usual lowpass and aerobatic displays that would make the pilots lose their licences on a normal day.

Here are some photos taken during the display

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 20, 2008. This week is a flight week at BIRK and every day there is something going on. You can find the schedule at this address (new window)
Flugmálafélag Íslands.

Here are some photos taken during the open house at the Icelandic Coast Guard. Click on the photo for a page from the event.

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 18, 2008. This week is a flight week at BIRK and every day there is something going on. You can find the schedule at this address (new window)
Flugmálafélag Íslands.

Here are some photos taken during the open house at the private and flying clubs area of BIRK. Click on the photo for a page from the event.

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 5, 2008. The first Dash 8-311 for the Swedish Coast guard stopped over with the Icelandic Coast Guard, giving them a preview of the type they will be receivin next summer. Here basking in the afternoon sun.

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 5, 2008. The first Dash 8-311 for the Swedish Coast guard stopped over with the Icelandic Coast Guard, giving them a preview of the type they will be receivin next summer. Here doing a 250 feet pass down runway 19. The weather did not cooperate at this time.

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Return to Index Reykjavík May 5, 2008. The first Dash 8-311 for the Swedish Coast guard stopped over with the Icelandic Coast Guard, giving them a preview of the type they will be receivin next summer. Here making its first landing in Europe. The weather did not cooperate at this time.

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Return to Index Keflavik May 5, 2008. Four Mirage 2000 of the French Air Aorce arrive at Keflavik airport for six week of air defense. Click on the photo for a six photo page.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, February 29, 2008. Sometimes an impromptu visit turns interesting. I had two hours to kill on a Friday afternoon and in the brilliant weather on leap years day went out to Reykjavík Airport. Saw two aicraft of a type I had not seen before, and was asked if I had time to take some air to air photos of them, as they had just completed their first flight in Iceland with the Geirfugl flying club. When I said yes, three pilots were summoned and off we went. Some of the results are here. Click on the photo to open a page with 14 photos.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, October 14, 2007 at 20:00 hours. Ex Flugfélag Íslands DC-3 / C-47 TF-ISB is loaded onto a flatbet trailer that will carry it into the night and through a backroad route to Keflavik where it will get a hangar for the winter. Shot with a Canon Eos5D at 1600 ASA and 1/40 sec at Aperture. 2.8.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, October 14, 2007. Ex Flugfélag Íslands DC-3 / C-47 TF-ISB is loaded onto a flatbet trailer that will carry it into the night and through a backroad route to Keflavik where it will get a hangar for the winter.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, October 14, 2007. Ex Flugfélag Íslands DC-3 / C-47 TF-ISB is loaded onto a flatbet trailer that will carry it into the night and through a backroad route to Keflavik where it will get a hangar for the winter.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, September 5, 2007. A Lockheed 12A Electra Junior. Built in 1937, this aircraft has a fantastic history. In the first years after construction it participated in numerous air races in the US. During WW2 it flew for the FAFL (Free French Air Force) on anti-submarine patrols, evacuating wooded soldiers, and notably as a transport plane for Corlenel Carretier, Commandant Morel, and the more famous General Maréchal LeClerc and General De Gaulle. Sold in 1946 by French governement, it had three succesives registrations (G-AHLH, EI-ALV, F-BUIE). After years of storage in differents hangars in the south of France it flies again under it first registration NC18130.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, September 5, 2007. A Lockheed 12A Electra Junior landed on runway 19 at approx 19:20 last night and parked at the Flugþjónustan spot.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, August 30 Basler BT-67 Turbo Dakota basks under a full rainbow justa fter arrival at Reykjavík today. Belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institut for polar and oceanographic research.

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Return to Index Reykjavik, August 30 Basler BT-67 Turbo Dakota basks under a full rainbow justa fter arrival at Reykjavík today. Belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institut for polar and oceanographic research.

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Reykjavik, August 23 Björn Thoroddsen has just finished test flying his new Pitts M12 and was taking off for Akureyri today at 15:00 hours.

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Keflavik, August 14 and refuelling airspace August 15, 2007. Photographed some of the excercise aircraft on the 14th, was flown on a tanker mission, but window covered with hydraulic fluid and unusable for photography. Fortunately the tanker had some writeups so that it got recalled to Mildenhall and me with it. Got back the next morning on the replacement KC-135R. Had the window cleaned before take off and had a very good Boomer, SRA Kelly Donahue, which made sure the fighters posed correctly after refuelling.

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Reykjavík, August 13, 2007. Was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the only flying DC-3 in Iceland from the air in various areas around Reykjavík.

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Birkilaut, July 28, 2007. Visited the annual summer gathering of the flying club Þytur close to the volcano Hekla. Among other things they had a spot landing contest, and of course the campsite was buzzed numerous times. Great fun. The page text is in Icelandic.

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Akureyri, July 16, 2007. Visited the cradle of flight in Northern Iceland and was given the opportunity to photograph seven interesting flying treasures, most for the first time. Follow the link to the page or click on the photo, The page text is in Icelandic.

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Hella July 14, 2007. Visited the small grass field in the south of Iceland for some close up action with the Iceland Flying Club fly in. The last nine photos on the page depict the mark landing contest, with the winner flying TF-KRA shown in the last two photos. The second last shows him with the main wheels on the line, but not yet in the grass. Perfect 10. His name is Guðmundur Guðjónsson. The page text is in Icelandic.

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Reykjavík Airport June 30 at 0941 AM. North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma taking off for her first takeoff from Reykjavík this morning.

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Reykjavík Airport June 30 at 0941 AM. North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma taking off for her first takeoff from Reykjavík this morning.

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Reykjavík Airport June 30 at 1143 AM. North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma taking off for her second and last takeoff from Reykjavík this morning. The PC12 escort had a warning light problem after 15 minutes of flying and both decided to turn back and fix it.

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Reykjavík Airport June 30 at 1143 AM. North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma taking off for her second and last takeoff from Reykjavík this morning. The PC12 escort had a warning light problem after 15 minutes of flying and both decided to turn back and fix it.

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Reykjavík Airport June 30 at 1021 AM. The Pilatus PC-12 accompanying North American P-51D Mustang Miss Welma landing. The PC12 escort had a warning light problem after 15 minutes of flying and both decided to turn back and fix it.

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Reykjavík Airport June 29, 2007 at 02:52 AM. The North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma recently rebuilt by Fighter Rebuilders at Chino California, and accompanying P-38F Glacier Girl across the Atlantic to Duxford, England, had to leave the P-38 behind in Goose Bay with a failed engine. The P-51s pilot, Ed Shipley carried on and made it to Reykjavík last night.

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Reykjavík Airport June 29, 2007 at 02:52 AM. The North American P-51D Mustang named Miss Welma recently rebuilt by Fighter Rebuilders at Chino California, and accompanying P-38F Glacier Girl across the Atlantic to Duxford, England, had to leave the P-38 behind in Goose Bay with a failed engine. The P-51s pilot, Ed Shipley carried on and made it to Reykjavík last night.

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Mount Esja, June 11, 2007. Piper Cubs TF-CUP and TF-KAS flying close to the slopes of Mount Esja. This was a trial photo mission with the photo ship being Kitfox 163 piloted by Ragnar Eldon (see photo). Flying TF-CUP from the back seat was Erlendur Einarsson and TF-KAS was Sigurjón Valsson from the front seat with Hafsteinn Jónasson as passenger.

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Mount Esja, June 11, 2007. Piper Cubs TF-CUP and TF-KAS flying close to the slopes of Mount Esja. The air was rather rough and it was really hard to both hold the camera in the slipstream with the Kitfox window open, and also to see the focus. I had to trust the camera, and of course with all this motion and the background, it miscalculated the focus a number of times,

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Mount Esja, June 11, 2007. Piper Cub TF-CUP flying close to the slopes of Mount Esja. This plane was rebuilt from the crashed TF-GEV by Einar Páll Einarsson who specialises in rebuilding Piper Cubs. It was displayed at the EAA show in Oshkosh Wisconsin 2002 and won the coveted Judges Choice award.

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Mount Esja, June 11, 2007. Piper Cub TF-KAS Icelandic CAA number 52 flying close to the slopes of Mount Esja. This plane was also rebuilt by Einar Páll Einarsson who specialises in rebuilding Piper Cubs.

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Mount Vifilfell, June 8, 2007. Super Puma TF-GNA excercising mountain rescue in the slopes near Mount Vifilfell. TF-GNA is the latest addition to the IGC helicopter fleet. Note the rotor tip condensation in the humid air of the evening.

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Mount Vifilfell, June 8, 2007. Super Puma TF-GNA excercising mountain rescue in the slopes near Mount Vifilfell. TF-GNA is the latest addition to the IGC helicopter fleet.  Arrived in Iceland on Saturday June 2, 2007. Note the rotor tip condensation in the humid air of the evening.

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Mount Vifilfell, June 7, 2007. Super Puma TF-GNA excercising fast approaches in the slopes near Mount Vifilfell. TF-GNA is the latest addition to the IGC helicopter fleet. Note the rotor tip condensation in the humid air of the evening.

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Mount Vifilfell, June 7, 2007. Super Puma TF-GNA passing by the top of Mount Vifilfell. In the background you see the steam from the latest thermal power plants near Mount Hengill. TF-GNA is the latest addition to the IGC helicopter fleet.

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Keflavik Airport, April 17, 2007. Boeing 737-800NG the first of three operated by JetEx for Primera Air, arrived at Reykjavik late on the 16th. It was flown to Keflavik on the 17th and made two low approaches for runway 29 and 11.

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Keflavik Airport, April 17, 2007. Boeing 737-800NG the first of three operated by JetEx for Primera Air, arrived at Reykjavik late on the 16th. It was flown to Keflavik on the 17th and made two low approaches for runway 29 and 11.

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Keflavik Airport, April 17, 2007. Boeing 737-800NG the first of three operated by JetEx for Primera Air, arrived at Reykjavik late on the 16th. It was flown to Keflavik on the 17th and made two low approaches for runway 29 and 11.

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Keflavik Airport, April 17, 2007. Boeing 737-800NG the first of three operated by JetEx for Primera Air lands on runway 29.

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Hella, July 22, 2006. A selection from the small airport at Hella. A gathering of private pilots and aircraft.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
This is part of a formation of three Piper Cubs going all out in a low pass.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
This is part of a formation of three Piper Cubs going all out in a low pass.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
TF-FIO taking off on runway 19, rotating and lifting off very early this showing the power of this versatile flying machine. She os off well before the crossing of taxyway ECHO as can be seen by the signs, and this well before passing Hotel Loftleidir.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
Capt. Tómas Dagur Helgason made two low passes over the show, here going clean at a full clip. The sun did not help us with any light this day.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
Capt. Tómas Dagur Helgason made two low passes over the show, here going clean at a full clip and waving good by to the crowd. The sun did not help us with any light this day.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
Þyrluþjónustan made a spirited display of the capabilities of their Bell 206 Helicopter.

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Reykjavík, August 26, 2006.
Þyrluþjónustan made a spirited display of the capabilities of their Bell 206 Helicopter.

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