SW4831 : Penzance Heliport

taken 8 years ago, near to Chyandour, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Penzance Heliport
Penzance Heliport
Penzance Heliport shortly after take-off on the Penzance to Tresco helicopter
Helicopter services from Penzance to St Mary's.
The world's oldest passenger helicopter service started 1st May 1964 when BEA Helicopters Limited operated the first service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly with a Sikorsky S-61.

Penzance Heliport was situated by the A30 a kilometre northeast of Penzance. It hosted scheduled flights to the Isles of Scilly, with a connection to the railway network at Penzance railway station by a special bus service. The heliport had a single concrete landing pad, which was 30m 30m (98ft 98ft), inside a 373m 45m (1224ft 148ft) grass strip.

Due to the high costs of maintaining the service and falling passenger numbers, British International Helicopters ceased the operation of the helicopter route on 31 October 2012. The company announced that it intended to sell the Heliport to a supermarket chain and relocate to another site in West Cornwall to raise funds, although no suitable alternative site was found in time to save the service.

Work on demolishing the heliport and constructing a new Sainsbury's on the site started in 2013.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 486 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:7.7042N 5:31.1171W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 486 312
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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