The flight today was short and scenic. They left Reykjavik airport, followed the coastline, then climbed up over the mountains to glide down a long valley, over farmlands to land at the town of Egilsstadir on the east coast of Iceland.
They are now in a good position to head across the water to Norway.
John sent this picture to us. The patterns on the side of the plane are reflections in the paint.
A local aviator, Karl Georg Karlsson, sent pictures to Neil Aird at DHC-2.com Check them out: http://dhc-2.com/id342.htm
Everywhere they’ve landed the aviation communities have been very supportive.
They just received the following message from Finland: “I am writing on behalf on Finnish Seaplane Pilots Assn….. First of all, please let your guys know, if they need any help or arrangements here in Finland, we are willing to give a hand, having members both at Helsinki and Lappeenranta. Just let us know. Secondly, if your guys have a few hours free slot when in Finland, we would appreciate to hear their experiences and also about Sealand operations. Certainly they do not know ETA to Finland yet, but we might keep contact and arrange a spontaneous dinner or sauna 🙂 when we see their timetable. All the best for the ferry flight!”