What is the hidden upgrade for the Icelandic Coast Guard

The newest helicopters for Icelandic Coast Guard look identically as previous. The main differences are hidden from eyes under shiny metal. Flugblogger has looked inside and found out what Icelandic coast guard has received. “You can hear her”, we were… Continue Reading →

How Circle Air expands with rotary-wing rounds

North Iceland based charter and Tours Company Circle Air is expanding its service. On the way to its goal, they made an agreement with Austrian- based helicopter lessor Heli-Austria. Flugblogger has learned details of the expansion, which goes despite slowing… Continue Reading →

Back to the future. Why Keflavik paxflow drops to the lowest in two years (updated 22.february)

After the record paxflow in 2018, Keflavik faces disappointment. Fewer passengers in the main Icelandic airport will affect tourism in Iceland, which became the main country´s industry for the past years. Flugblogger learned, whom to blame and what are the… Continue Reading →

Most impressive aviation photos 2018

The 2018 year was interesting and full of events for aviation in Iceland. Here we present complex view on major events from aviators point of view through the photos contributed to Flugblogg by its readers. All photos were taken in… Continue Reading →

How “DC3 Þristavinir” rescue the plane

The last flying Icelandic DC-3 could be ruined in days when a group of aviation enthusiasts rallied around the plane. They convinced the state-owner to let them take care of it and later to make the veteran-plane welcomed guest on… Continue Reading →

One story for two: the pilot and the airplane

There are two veterans going to face anniversary together. Both were born during World War II, one in Iceland and second in the US. They had met in 1962, flew together connecting Iceland with the outer world, had to break… Continue Reading →

New wings for the “Eagle”

Icelandic regional airline “Eagle Air” has put its Dornier 328 on commercial flights for the first time. This is the biggest aircraft for the whole history of the private company, which had been started 50 years ago with only Cessna… Continue Reading →

How helicopters tours in Reykjavik were chilled by coldest summer

The summer of 2018 in Reykjavik was officially named as the coldest one for the past century. Gloomy weather became another bad factor for Icelandic tourism, together with strengthening krona and uprising costs. Altogether they prevent the industry to show… Continue Reading →

Reykjavik Airshow 2018 from the top: new aircrafts, banned militaries and rain

After 3 months of postponing the airshow finally has happened in Reykjavik. Crouching through nasty forecasts of the coldest Icelandic summer for past 100 years, the event brought most part of aviators to one place. All except military pilots. Flugblogger… Continue Reading →

Why Icelandair wants to buy two Atlantic airlines-bankrupts (updated 31.July)

Icelandair group, which includes Icelandic national carrier Icelandair, in the middle of the process of purchase a significant shareholding in two airlines, which commercial situation is more than gloomy. Both airlines are based at islands in the Atlantic ocean, which… Continue Reading →

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