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    Keflavik, Suðurnes

    Iceland





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    36.1063BIRK Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði
    37.1062 Landspitali University Hospital, Höfuðborgarsvæði
    48.8063BIMS Mossfellsbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði
    50.9080BISS Sandskeid, Suðurland
    76.8093BISF Selfoss, Suðurland
    89.8010BIKA Kaldarmelar, Vesturland



    1941 to present

    63° 59' 6.00'' N - 22° 36' 20.16'' W
    50km SW Reykjavik
    ICAO: BIKFIATA: KEF
    Elevation: 171 feet




    History of this Location


    Until Sep 2006, Keflavik International Airport was also the site of the US Navy at NAS Keflavik. Built in 1941 by the US Army, the air station passed to US Navy control in 1961, primarily as a Maritime Reconnaissance base to stand watch around the Greenland-Iceland-UK gateway to the North Atlantic Ocean.

    The base is now operated by the Icelandic Coastguard, who also host the NATO Air Policing mission.

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    List of units at Keflavik

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1988/06US 56th RQSS-70 H-60 1992/   
    S-61 H-3 1988/92








    List of aircraft and events at Keflavik

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1969-jul-11 accidentUSN HSS-1 145666
    1979-dec-18 accidentUSAF CH-3E 67-14716
    1987 USAF CH-3E 66-13285
    1991-sep homebase56th RQS CH-3E 67-14715
    1991-sep homebase56th RQS CH-3E 69-5801
    1991-sep homebase56th RQS CH-3E 66-13285
    1994 tail code IS48th RQS HH-60G 89-26206
    2003-aug-02 CH-149 149903 / 903
    2004-oct-25 HH-60G 89-26205 / IS
    2005 56th RQS HH-60G 88-26109
    2006-jul-12 MV-22B 166480 / MV-23
    2006-aug-07 HH-60G 89-26212 / IS
    2008-mar-01 Landhelgisgæsla Íslands AS332C LN-OBX
    2013-may-06 NFH 7



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