What The Saints Did NextA Lockheed Martin C130J Hercules aircraft (pictured), operated by the Royal Air Force and commissioned by DFID, successfully conducted a technical flight at St Helena Airport from Sunday 18 (arriving at 13.23hrs) to this morning, Monday 19 December 2016, departing for Ascension Island at 10.23hrs.

 The aircraft carried out approaches to both runways, conducted a fly-by at 500 feet and a ‘teardrop’ turn – landing without problem on Runway 20, from the north.

A flight report will be provided to DFID – all part of helping St Helena Airport assess operating and landing factors and build a more comprehensive picture of the conditions under which we will be asking a scheduled air service to operate.



19 December 2016


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