Tresco Helipor - Isles of Scilly
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 49° 56.737 W 006° 19.869
29U E 691472 N 5535998
Quick Description: Tresco Heliport (ICAO: EGHT) is a heliport located on the island of Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly off the southwest coast of England
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/16/2021 8:28:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 2

Long Description:
Tresco Heliport had a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P677) that allowed flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee. The aerodrome was not licensed for night use.[6]

The heliport was owned and operated by Tresco Estates, who lease the island from the Duchy of Cornwall. Tresco Heliport was opened by John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chairman of British Airways, on 26 April 1983.

Tresco's principal industry is tourism, and the heliport supported this by enabling a scheduled helicopter service to and from the mainland. This scheduled service came to an end in 2012 and visitors to the island now fly or sail to the main island of St Mary's and transfer to Tresco by boat.

On summer weekdays the heliport received up to six flights a day from Penzance Heliport on the mainland, with two services a day in winter. Passengers were conveyed from the heliport to their resort or destination on a passenger carrying trailer drawn by a farm tractor.[7] A footpath from one of the main landing beaches, at Carn Near, to the Abbey Gardens crosses the heliport landing field; it was closed by warning lights and bells a few minutes before a helicopter was due to land at the heliport, and opened again after the helicopter had taken off.

The heliport was officially closed on 31 October 2012 and all commercial flights ceased operations. Private and charter helicopter flights to Tresco are still welcomed by the owner, by prior arrangement.
Location of Helipad: Heliport

Description of location: The small ilsles of Trsco close to the harber.

Does the Site Have a Windsock?: Yes

Primary Puprose of the Landing Pad: Government

What identifies the location as a helipad?: Fence and Sign

Did you provide a personal photo of the helipad, windsock, helicopter or other identifiable feature?: yes

Where were the coordinates taken relative to the landing pad?: N49 56.737 W6 19.869

Separate from an airport: yes

Landing Pad Surface: Grass

What facilities are available to passengers?: Not listed

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