Kare Lohse, a Danish 747 Classic airline pilot flying for Air Atlanta Icelandic at the time would on occasion fly over the Aleutian Islands during his airborne excursions. Kare got in touch with us and contributed several photos he’d taken during those flights. We’ve used several of his photos throughout or Attu presentations, and are grateful for his contributions providing views of Attu not previously posted!Kare flew out of Shanghai and often passed over Attu on his way to Anchorage, AK. These are photos of Attu Island he’d taken from 33,000 feet during a time when Attu was experiencing some relatively nice weather. They were taken from the Western and Northern side of Attu on the 19th of January, 2007, from 23:25 to 23:31 UTC. Because of the date line and time difference, this corresponds to an Alaska time/date of 14:25 to 14:31 (or 2:25 to 2:31 pm if you like), also on the 19th of January, 2007.
#1. Most Western point of USA - Cape Wrangell of Attu Island. Position is about North 52o 55' and East 172o 26’. WWII historic (1942/43) as well as a LORAN navigation station. Taking pictures through thick aircraft front windshields is difficult, so this is the best I could get from a sharp lens. (Kare Lohse)