Monday 1 September 2014
Parliamentary candidates sparring over possible helicopter options.
Scilly Today reports both Andrew George MP and Derek Thomas (Conservative Parliamentary Candidate) now involved in discussions with various parties (including a major retailer!) over options for a new helicopter service for Scilly. This follows on consultants PWC publishing the results of their feasibility study into the route (study sponsored by Augusta Westland).
Read the Scilly Today items here (29 Sep) and here (1 Sep).
Whilst FRIST contributed to the Price Waterhouse Coopers feasibility study , FRIST is not party to the findings and so cannot offer any enlightenment about what options have been proposed.
There is not any doubt that a helicopter service would be welcomed by islanders and visitors. The helicopter is particularly missed in the winter when the fixed wing service can be severely disrupted by weather and there is no ferry as an alterantive.