iceland Keflavik

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 accidentUS US NavyHSS-1 / SH-34G Seabat145666
1979-dec-18 accidentUS US Air ForceCH-3E67-14716
1987 US US Air ForceCH-3E66-13285
1991-sep homebaseUS US Air ForceCH-3E67-14715
1991-sep homebaseUS US Air ForceCH-3E69-5801
1991-sep homebaseUS US Air ForceCH-3E66-13285
1994 tail code ISUS US Air ForceHH-60G Pave Hawk89-26206
2003-aug-02 CH-149 Cormorant149903 / 903
2004-oct-25 HH-60G Pave Hawk89-26205 / IS
2005 US US Air ForceHH-60G Pave Hawk88-26109
2006-jul-12 MV-22B Osprey166480 / MV-23
2006-aug-07 HH-60G Pave Hawk89-26212 / IS
2008-mar-01 AS332C Super PumaLN-OBX
2013-may-06 NH90 NFH7



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