Posted by james derry on December 15, 2002 at 11:35:03:
In Reply to: Flight Services Reykjavik posted by Gudjon Atlason on November 12, 2002 at 10:52:40:
I can only agree. After about 55 stops at BIRK, I have to say that nothing would get me to choose Kef unless BIRK was closed due to weather, or it is the dead of night, when the good citizens of the city don't appreciate the music of aircraft. (In fact, they call it noise...... :-))
Anyway, I have always been made welcome, the city is a joy and the food is great. Now, if they could only do something about the prices. On the other hand, it's not worse than most stops in the North pricewise and the fuel prices are good, mechanics are available if something is not working and communications are excellent. Heading across....head for BIRK!
Say "Hi" from james. By the way, either before or after, stop in Wick and greet Andrew. Great service, ultra fast turn-around and the best fuel price in Northern Scotland, coupled with the lowest handling price. Newcastle, Sumburgh and Prestwick are for the birds....pilots head for Wick. And if you need an overnight, there is a lovely place right on the harbour and a brilliant French restaurant nearby. Totally unexpected in Wick....could be a success in Paris, but he fell for a Scot woman......so the better for us! Bon appetit!
: For N-Atlantic transiting aircraft, Reykjavik (BIRK) is a marvellous stop, specially if one is going to overnight. The airport is in the down town Reykjavik area and close to Hotels, guesthouses, resturants and major events in this western most capital of Europe. It's wiseable to ring or fax ahead to book hotac as the city is often outbooked late week. Landing fees are charged, customs fee and modest handling fee for one of the most excellent service one can expect. The Flight Services hospitality is well known in the aviation world and over and over again acknowledgements and prices are awarded for service. It's amazing actually if one compares the small operation (one man operation most of the time) to larger FBO's. Flight Services phone number is: (354)-552-1611 fax:(354)-552-9221 AFTN: BIRKXHAX and SITA: REKCCYA - E-mail: email@example.com
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