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Penzance heliport

Old 7th Feb 2017, 08:46
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It's always going to be a small. expensive operation - at the end of the day there is very limited accomdation in the Isles and, although it has a better climate than most of the UK, it can't compete with the Canaries or Spain for the sun 'n sand crowd. There is nothing special historically or culturally (cp somewhere like Malta) to attract that crowd

Newquay, which has access to a lot more people and land area struggles to maintain any air service at all.

Th Scilly's are a very small niche holiday market - it will never sustain a lot of competition so prices will be high unless the local Govt. wades in with a substantial subsidy
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 09:09
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I think your misguided about NQY


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Old 7th Feb 2017, 09:09
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But Skybus did own/operate LEQ and I understand that they told the PZE helicopters to "Pze off, you're not operating from our airport", I'm not sure about the owner/operator of LEQ now but I'm presuming that it remains a closed shop.
If they did that (and did it in the past- if your claim is correct) they would be/have been in breach of their airport operating licence from the CAA.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 09:10
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My understanding about rotary ops from LEQ is that it was denied based on noise grounds and not as is suggested being told they couldn't use LEQ.


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Old 7th Feb 2017, 09:20
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Harry Wayfarer Did you ever see the Penzance heliport in use?
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 11:54
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Harry Wayfarer Did you ever see the Penzance heliport in use?
Yes ... And I was on duty on 16 July 1983 ... Were you?
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 19:47
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But Skybus did own/operate LEQ and I understand that they told the PZE helicopters to "Pze off, you're not operating from our airport", I'm not sure about the owner/operator of LEQ now but I'm presuming that it remains a closed shop. If they did that (and did it in the past- if your claim is correct) they would be/have been in breach of their airport operating licence from the CAA.
Land's End Airport is owned by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, a.k.a. Isles of Scilly Skybus, as Lands End Airport Limited.

The airport has a Private Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights only as authorised by the licensee.

It's a closed shop!
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 20:14
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There is no obligation on a licensed airfield owner to accommodate any outside traffic. Hawarden and Chalfont are good examples and I'm sure there are others. Just because the airfield owner happens to conduct activity at its airfield which requires it to be licensed does not oblige them to let all comers fly from their airfield - and some don't. I don't know what policy ISSCo adopts, but it is not a foregone conclusion (as suggested earlier) that a licensed aerodrome has to allow anyone in (except in an emergency) as has been suggested.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 20:17
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And going back many a year Suckling got kicked out of Ipswich Airport politically.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 20:53
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1983 not a chance but things have changed a tad since then
and I am very used to Penzance since 2002 not for work I may add
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 20:54
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I would love to see someone operating a DH89 on the NQY-ISC route. Whatever the price, it would be a memorable flight.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 21:15
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1983 not a chance but things have changed a tad since then
and I am very used to Penzance since 2002 not for work I may add
And in my, then (1990's), part-time job I even did a couple of, two years consecutive, stock-takes at B&Q Penzance, one memorable year occupying much of the afternoon/evening/night out in their Garden Centre because I was the one with wet weather gear.

No, I never saw the heliport in use
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 12:56
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Maybe you should have looked up from your notebook?

As somebody who in the last forty years has spent a lot of time in Penzance (for my sins) the S-61 was a constant factor, no matter what the season or the weather. Very rare was the visit without hearing it at least once outbound or inbound to the heliport.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 15:28
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Flights to and from the Isles of Scilly have been disrupted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week due to weather, just two flights getting in to St. Mary's on Tuesday and one getting out. Despite a breezy day today, flights have been operating to Scilly from Lands End and latterly flightradar24 has shown a Twin Otter operating the route from Newquay. I was wondering how resilient the forthcoming chopper service might have been in these conditions.

Local press report 184 pax waiting to get out of the Scillies and 154 to get in.
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