From Iceland — Considerable Effort To Get DC-3 "Páll Sveinsson" Airborne

Considerable Effort To Get DC-3 “Páll Sveinsson” Airborne

Published May 27, 2020

Nico Borbely
Photo by
Art Bicnick

“We feel it is necessary to get the plane in the air, and we don’t want to let this story go on for years” says Tómas Dagur Helgason, director of Þristavinafélagið (The Association of DC-3 Friends).

The company owns and is currently working on the Douglas C-47-A plane called Páll Sveinsson, which has long been owned by the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, having previously been owned by Air Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports.

Two Million ISK Needed

During the winter the plane is kept at the Icelandic Aviation Museum in Akureyri. Students in aerospace engineering regularly conducted inspections under professional direction there over the winter. After some parts can be obtained for a minor repair to the second engine, the plane will be ready to fly.

The DC-3 Friends Association states that two million ÍSK are needed to complete repairs on the plane so that it can fly over the summer. Páll Sveinsson is typically flown between 10 and 20 hours a year. Morgunblaðið explained today that the flights have typically been connected with aviation festivals or other specific events.

(The above photo is not the plane in question.)

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