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: First aircraft lands on St Helena – the view from the cockpit IN PICTURES: The […]

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. Temporary use of the runway on Prosperous Bay Plain has been granted to allow a […]

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 an island where aircraft of any kind are rarely seen, it was quite an oddity. […]