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Old 7th Jan 2015, 13:04
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twotter departure (heavy) for non stop SOU flight

nice take off video of a full heavy twotter from st marys to SOU a longish sector with 19 pax and holiday baggage


and the landing

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Old 7th Jan 2015, 18:54
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I kicked off this thread a few days ago and am obliged for the informed opinion expressed over successive days. It seems to me the setting up of the necessary infrastructure here in Cornwall is likely to be a huge stumbling block. Incomers tend to be vociferous in their objections to planning matters, the St. Erth proposals for a heliport being a case in point.

Trinity House operate out of Lands End at times but the airport owners are scarcely likely to permit a rotary operator in to cream off traffic on their St. Marys route which until last season had suffered a drop in passenger numbers for several successive years.

The local M.P. is having a fair amount to say on the subject of introducing the AW189, no doubt the fact that this is election year is pure coincidence ?

Contributors to Scilly today are even musing that the Merlin might be used on the service.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 07:05
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Interested to read your comments about planning permission. I think something like this happened at penzance.

I think the problem was that there was no overall planning about transport to the Scillies. It was all down to commercial interests. We could never understand how it could work in the scottish islands but not in Cornwall

The merlin or eh101 was demonstrated at penzance but atŁ15 million a go was unviable. The baggage, believe it or not, had to be loaded through the passenger cabin
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