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Disappointing news about the Airport - opening postponed ...

Published by in News · 26/4/2016 21:49:33

I've just received the disappointing news that the opening of St Helena airport has been postponed. Following the recent 'implementation flight' it appears there were issues with turbulence and windshear on approach to the runway from the north.
As a result of the data gathered and the conditions experienced, it has been decided that there is some additional work to be done in order to ensure the safe operation of scheduled passenger flights to and from St Helena Airport.

More information is available at - http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/airport-opening-ceremony-postponed/

This is obviously disappointing but safety at a new airport is clearly paramount.
The dates of my operation will hopefully be later this year, and I will post when more information is available.

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