Island Helicopters Test flights To Start This Week

  A brand new 10-seater AW169 aircraft will be fly from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly up to eight times a day, six days a week when the service launches on the 21st May.

A brand new 10-seater AW169 aircraft will be fly from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly up to eight times a day, six days a week when the service launches on the 21st May.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s new Island Helicopters service will start test flights this week.

Test helicopter flights will take place over the Isles of Scilly and the West Cornwall coast ahead of the launch of the service on 21st May.

The year-round service will be operated by Gloucester-based Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). 

According to a statement released by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group: "There will be test flights of the new aircraft by SAS teams from April 17th to April 19th, as well as training for ground staff at airports.

The statement added: "Trial landings on Scilly are planned for April 18."

We'll have more on the Island Helicopter test flights over the course of the week.