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LIVE: First new helicopters to Scilly take off

LIVE: First new helicopters to Scilly take off

Published by Emma Carton at 8:59am 21st May 2018. (Updated at 4:52pm 21st May 2018)

Take off for the first new helicopters between Cornwall and Scilly

The first of the new helicopters to link Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are taking off and Pirate FM is on one of the first flights.

Scilly helicopter - IOS steamship group

The Isles of Scilly Steampship Group will run flights from Land's End to the islands from 21st May 2018.

Island Helicopters will operate for up to six days a week, all year round, with up to eight return flights a day.

The fares will start from £215 for a return and the flight time will be around 15 minutes.

You can read more about the new service and find out how to book tickets here.

Pirate FM is live from Land's End and you can check the latest updates in our live blog below...

4:52pm
4:51pm

The view from one of the first flights!

helicopter view - land's end to scilly
11:40am
11:16am
10:16am

The landing shot!

island helicopters 5
10:11am

Almost time for take off!

10:07am

Pirate FM's ready for the off!

9:19am

The first new helicopter from Land's End to Scilly lands on St Mary's!

Watch the arrival...

9:17am

Passengers boarding the first new helicopter flight to Scilly!

9:09am

Last minute preparations ahead of the first flight...

9:03am

We have take off!

The first Island Helicopters to the Isles of Scilly leave Land's End...

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