Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
I go to Iceland once a year, I fly Icelandair 757 MSP-Rejavik. (nice airline by the way) We go there because my parents love it there, so we end up going. We also go around Keflavik, and I found some great spots of the airport. I've noticed that there is Icelandair there, Myflug, they have a few small props like Dash-8. There is Air Iceland which has 747s, Greenlandair which has the Dash-7, Icebird Airlines, Canada 3000 used to make stops then continue on to Europe with 757s, Icebird Airways, Bluebird, those are the only ones I have witnessed myself, I'm sure there are plenty more.
BTW, if you fly USA-EUROPE or EUROPE-USA and you fly over Iceland, don't you love the vast brown landscape, and you can find a small little farm every 50 miles! That's the best part of the flight, the rugged region of Iceland!
Soupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
I was stationed at Keflavik twice (88-89,94-95) with the F-15 squadron (57FS) and saw a varitey of airliners, though most were there because of maintenance problems or sick passengers. I saw a Lufthansa 747 land due to ill passenger in 95 and a 767 from American was having engine problems and diverted there. I took most of my photos from the military side and got a lot of the AMC contract flight (American Trans Air 757s) that arrived every Saturday. Miami Air has the contract now and flies 737s from Baltimore to Keflavik every Saturday. I was in Keflavik in 89 when Icelandair transitioned from DC-8s to 757s. I don't know of any spots other than the Navy side but there is a photographer on this site that has been photographing planes at Keflavik for years, his name is Baldur Svenson (Spelling?) and I meet him in 94'. You should be able to contact him via email or just do a search on "Iceland" on this site and you will see one of this photos.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2587 times:
When Canada3000 was still alive they had tons of flights out of KEF as the 757s had to refuel there on their way to Europe.
I myself have stopped over there on CMM. IT's a very nice and beautiful little airport.
@Continental : As far as I know no flights from Europe to North America fly over Iceland as it is a restricted zone. I think only Army planes and planes flying to/from Iceland are allowed to enter the airspace.
At least one of my flight charts says so.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
Nope, actually, when I was on LH from FRA-ORD, on the map, we were over Iceland. I remember the big brown rifts, because it's on the mid atlantic ridge. The pilot even told us we were over Iceland. Just a little later, we passed over Greenland. So unless the pilot was lying, the map was wrong, and there was some big land with rifts, then I was over ICELAND.