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RAF C-130 Hercules: First Military Flight Lands At St Helena Airport

ST HELENA AND ITS MILITARY HISTORY | Darrin Henry Ok, to be fair, the first military landing at St Helena Airport was actually a Royal Navy helicopter off HMS Lancaster in 2015, so really I should say today’s C-130 Hercules has become the first

By |2018-08-31T12:03:52+00:00December 18th, 2016|St Helena|10 Comments

“No Big Deal To Land Here”- Embraer Test Pilot Says Winds and Gusts at St Helena Airport Are Normal

PROPER FLIGHT TESTS, POSITIVE RESULTS | Darrin Henry We have good news and more good news about St Helena Airport, which do you want first? Brazilian aerospace company, Embraer Commercial Aviation have carried out extensive flight trials at St Helena Airport with their E190 passenger jet and had no problem

By |2017-05-30T03:37:47+00:00December 4th, 2016|Amazing People, St Helena|50 Comments

Is Atlantic Star The Solution To St Helena Airport Wind Shear?

AIR TRAVEL IS AT ST HELENA’S DOOR | Darrin Henry Islanders on St Helena starved of information for more than six months concerning the fate of air access, saw despair brushed aside by the heroic, entrepreneurial spirit of Atlantic Star’s commercial airline ambition, when they coolly landed an AVRO RJ100

By |2017-05-20T04:26:49+00:00October 21st, 2016|St Helena|34 Comments

The First St Helena Airport Runway Dash Is A ‘Shear’ Delight

The World's Most Expensive Running Track | Sharon Henry The very first St Helena Airport Runway Dash saw perfect wind conditions and ‘shear’ delight from islanders. St Helena Airport was shaken from its stupor this Bank Holiday Monday when the £285m runway was temporarily transformed

By |2018-06-27T04:06:28+00:00August 29th, 2016|Sport, St Helena|10 Comments

Historic St Helena Medevac Baby Eli Returns Home

Success Story For St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry Eyelashes fluttering from baby dreams, seven week old Eli Thomas Yon sleeps on his mum's lap, blissfully unaware of the scare he caused his family and medical staff just a day after his birth.

By |2017-07-23T18:36:32+00:00July 25th, 2016|Amazing People, St Helena|5 Comments

Big, Bad, Gnarly: The Barn, St Helena – Island’s Most Difficult Post Box Walk

HIKING THE LONGWOOD BARN | Darrin Henry After years of trepidation and two failed attempts we finally conquered the big, bad Barn on the third try, completing one of St Helena’s most intimidating hiking trails. It certainly lived up to the hype, but in a different

By |2018-06-17T10:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2016|Hiking, St Helena|8 Comments

Photo Of The Day: Here’s Where Six Months Went

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 366 AT HALFWAY | Darrin Henry Any good editor is often required to be ruthless, whether it’s trimming a news report, cutting a film or, in our case, selecting final photographs. Editing your own work is harder as you’re emotionally attached, but

By |2018-01-15T02:02:17+00:00June 30th, 2016|St Helena|8 Comments

First Medical Evacuation Flight From St Helena Airport

A Baby Needs Urgent Medical Care | We are witnessing history at St Helena Airport once again. A Dassault Falcon 20 jet aircraft has landed safely to carry out the first medical evacuation flight from St Helena Airport. This comes just a day after

By |2018-06-02T14:45:35+00:00June 4th, 2016|St Helena|36 Comments

First Saints To Fly From St Helena Airport

THE FIRST TIME ONLY HAPPENS ONCE | On 15 December, 2015, Amanda Leo (46), Kira Stevens (33) and Jayne Thomas (22) wrote themselves into St Helena’s history books as the very first Saints to fly out from and in to St Helena Airport, having

By |2018-04-11T02:39:25+00:00June 1st, 2016|Amazing People, St Helena|17 Comments
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