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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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‘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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‘It’s surreal’ – pilot’s comment as he prepares to fly the first plane ever to land on St Helena

Four hours to go before he was due to begin a journey into St Helena’s history books, and Stuart Rawlinson was sitting in his garden in the UK, getting some rest. He would need it. He’d landed the job of … Continue reading

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Runway cleared for historic first flight to St Helena

The first aircraft ever to fly to St Helena is expected to land on the island within days. St Helena Government has announced that the first test flight is expected to take place between Sunday 13 and Thursday 17 September. … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: The big switch-on at St Helena’s airport

They travelled across St Helena, in poor weather, to witness the first switching-on of the many runway lights at the island’s first airport: another landmark in the progress towards its scheduled completion in February 2016. BRUCE SALT was there and has … Continue reading

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More tea plants, anyone? ‘Lost’ endemics found near airport site

A forgotten strand of St Helena’s unique tea plant has been rediscovered below Longwood, it has been reported. The bushes found in Fisher’s Valley are much larger than any other known specimens on the island, some reaching 1.5 metres in height. It … Continue reading

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