BA first flight to St Helena.

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  • MrMichael
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    Yes, but that’s weeks away!


    LuganoPirate
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    dwlhr09, would you care to elaborate on your statement?


    travelworld2
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    So what happens now? What can they do to reduce windshear?


    BigDog.
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    http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/poor_planning_leads_to_delays?mc_cid=8293413b49&mc_eid=b7accbb705

    St Helena has always been impacted by winds so it is a totally avoidable c**k up costing the UK taxpayer so far £250 million. Such incompetence doesn’t bode well for planning an additional runway for London.


    PeterCoultas
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    Are you sure that this is not due to Prince Edwards efforts at boosting our economy ?


    AMcWhirter
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    Piece in The Scotsman today. The Royal Mail ship St Helena is about to be decommissioned because of the new airport.

    But as was reported a few days ago, the airport’s opening has been delayed.

    Apparently the sea voyage between St Helena and South Africa takes five days.

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/st-helena-islanders-bid-farewell-to-aberdeen-lifeline-ship-1-4115611


    B737-200
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    The new airport looks better than the terminal on Ascension Island. As for things to do, that’s for the Island to come up with. I spent 6 months on Ascension Island in the 80’s, my free time was spent walking, volcano climbing, swimming, fishing and crewing the RAF boat (officially for air-sea rescue but usually used for RAF officer jollies). Never a dull moment, thoroughly enjoyable.


    drflight
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    There is a splendid video of the first BA Comair flight landing at St. Helena here. This is the proving flight that discovered the wind problems:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQiQtdq1C3g


    openfly
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    @drflight

    Thankyou for posting that video. A lovely piece of history, and so good to see the colours of BA on the Comair aircraft.


    openfly
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    St Helena Airport has received its operational certification. Further reviews into the windshear problem will continue.


    SimonS1
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    Good to see the Daily Fail are now on the case.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3622981/The-250m-island-airport-jets-t-land-windy-guess-aid-money-paying-it.html#ixzz4AWlHjSbo

    3 attempts to land…neglecting the first time it was a fly past without the wheels down. What a laugh.


    WillieWelsh
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    Given that it’s in the Hate Mail isn’t the wind shear an EU inspired plot?


    AnthonyDunn
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    @ WillieWelsh – 03/06/2016 16:44 BST

    +1

    Very droll! §:-)


    AisleSeatTraveller
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    won’t happen in the brexit era


    conshaldow
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36490496

    Unfortunately not looking good for the airport and all involved as the airport’s official opening has been delayed indefinitely due to fears over high winds.

    Surely this is something that would have been looked at and green lit early on in discussions? I find it very hard to believe that such a vast amount of money would be pumped into this project without fully covering all potential problems, especially when the airport is going to initially going to rely on the BA route exclusively (Royal Mail operates due to end next week).

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