The Aviator

Only in Iceland.

One Fall afternoon in 2014, my friend Kristinn Ingi Pétursson and I were meandering in the mountains of Borgarfjörður Eystri in East Iceland. Our plan to fly over this rugged terrain had just fallen through as the Cessna aircraft meant to take us had not returned from a routine maintenance check.

Soon we espied a small aircraft flying overhead and Kristinn Ingi called the control tower at Egilsstaðir airport for details. Then he texted the pilot. Within minutes the aircraft was on the ground in nearby Bakkagerði. In any event, with its low wing the Falconar proved unsuitable for our aerial photography needs.

The airman Kolbeinn Hilmarsson, all of 18 years at the time, was logging in flight hours. Today he’s a First Officer with WOW Air.

Kolbeinn Hilmarsson of Egilsstaðir, Iceland, in his Falconar

Kolbeinn Hilmarsson – at the Bakkagerði airstrip
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Mark Planar

 
Kolbeinn Hilmarsson of Egilsstaðir, Iceland, with his Falconar plane

With his Falconar
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Mark Planar

 
Kolbeinn Hilmarsson with his Falconar plane

Engine tune-up
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Kolbeinn Hilmarsson of Egilsstaðir, Iceland, in his Falconar

And off he goes…
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Kolbeinn Hilmarsson of Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Kolbeinn Hilmarsson
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
Facebook|Twitter|Email|Subscribe|RSS|Top

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the answer to the math equation shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the equation.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam equation