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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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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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‘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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Flying Frenchman takes off in ‘overgrown pushchair’

They’re used to seeing flying machines at the motocross track beyond Longwood. But Rémi Bruneton’s paraglider was a step up from briefly-airborne motorbikes. Bikers and spectators all stared as he flew a wide circuit before heading back to Francis Plain. On … Continue reading

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