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Keilir acquires the oldest running flight school in Iceland

Jytte in KAA?s Diamond DA42 training aircraft
Jytte in KAA?s Diamond DA42 training aircraft
Keilir Aviation Academy has purchased Helgi Jónsson Flight School, the longest running flight school in Iceland. Subsequently KAA has established the Helgi Jonsson Flying Club which will be operated at the premisses of the former school at Reykjavik Airport.
Helgi Jónsson founded the school in 1964 and after passing away in 2008, his widow Jytte Thygesen Marcher has managed the daily operations. Helgi was a true pioneer in Icelandic aviation history, not only establishing the first flight school but also operating regular flights between Iceland and Greenland with his airline Odinn Air. By naming the flying club in his name, Keilir would like to commemorate Helgi Jonsson and his significant contribution to the education and progress of aviation in Iceland. Additionally KAA will name one of the school's Diamond training aircraft in his honor, following other legends in Icelandic aviation history such as Alfred Eilasson (founder and former Managing Director of Loftleidir and later Icelandair) and Arngrimur Jonsson (founded Air Atlanta) et al. 
The Helgi Jonsson Flying Club will be open to all, but will especially serve students at Keilir Aviation Academy for hour building. Hákon Varmar and Magnús Ingi Magnússon, will administrate the new flying club on behalf of Keilir. For more information or booking please visit the website at, send an email to or call us at 551 0880.
Keilir Aviation Academy will continue to operate and offer private and professional pilot training at Keflavik International Airport where students have access to first rate facilities and the most advanced fleet of training aircraft in Iceland.