Monthly Archives: September 2015

St Helena’s first aircraft landing: full coverage

The arrival of the first aircraft ever to land on St Helena was one of the biggest events on the island since Napoleon stepped ashore 200 years earlier. Click on the links to see video, pictures, stories and social media coverage. VIDEO: … Continue reading

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How the media covered St Helena’s first landing (it barely noticed)

The arrival of the first aircraft to land on St Helena was just about the most momentous event for the island since Napoleon had stepped ashore almost exactly 200 years earlier, in October 1815. The world’s media barely mentioned it, … Continue reading

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Is it a birdie? No, it’s another test flight…

On Twitter, Niall O’Keeffe joked that golfers on St Helena now had a new excuse for a badly-played shot: being distracted by the noise of an aeroplane. The crew of the first aircraft ever to land on the island went … Continue reading

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VIDEO: First aircraft lands on St Helena – the view from the cockpit

Click the picture above to watch the first-ever aircraft landing on St Helena, as the pilots saw it. St Helena Government has released cockpit footage shot by the crew of the Beechcraft King Air 200 that touched down at the … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: The day St Helena stopped to see history fly in from the ocean, by Darrin and Sharon Henry

Sharon and Darrin Henry have produced some fine photojournalism from around the world, but on 15 September 2015, the big story was on their own island. They photographed the arrival of the first plane ever to land at St Helena’s … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: Crowds turn out to see first plane fly in to St Helena

Bruce Salt, Giselle Richards and Andrea Louise Benjamin have kindly agreed to share some of their pictures of the arrival of the first aircraft ever to fly to St Helena. St Helena Government has also shared some images. Bruce was covering … Continue reading

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‘A bit of wind’ greets first pilots ever to land on St Helena

The plane looked tiny against the bulk of the King and Queen Rocks as it dropped smoothly down to the runway at the end of the historic first flight to St Helena. It was, said Deon de Jager, another great day, “not … Continue reading

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‘There’s nobody in the shops’ – flight into history as first plane lands on St Helena

The first plane ever to fly to St Helena was reported to be in sight at 13.37 UK time, announced Saint FM. A caller to the station said it was approaching over The Barn and taking a wide arc round Levelwood … Continue reading

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‘The eagle has landed. The world is now linked to St Helena by air. Lucky world’: the story of St Helena’s first flight, as told by the people on the island

Click the pic to read social media reportage as a small plane flew into the history books https://storify.com/mrsimonpipe/flight-into-history-first-ever-plane-landing-on-st

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Book the date: St Helena Association Christmas Party (in November)

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