A Boeing 757-200 Lands on St Helena making it the largest aircraft at HLE to date. The 757-200 is 47.3m in length, much longer than our usual Embraer E190 at 36.24m. The 51 passengers on this repatriation charter flight all began quarantine at Bradley’s.
We’re perched on a slope just above Ladder Hill road watching rockfall protection systems being installed. I shield my eyes and brace against the downdraft of the Airbus AS350 squirrel helicopter hovering noisily overhead. Proximity of the helicopter blades to the rock face is