Penzance Helicopters - flying to the Isles of Scilly

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Penzance Helicopters

Penzance Helicopters will be the only direct air service to both Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly.

Operating the state-of-the-art AW139 helicopter, Penzance Helicopters will offer a flight time of just 15 minutes to the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s from Penzance Heliport.

The helicopter will operate up to 17 return flights per day, with a year-round service for islanders and visitors.

The helicopter will be operated by industry leaders Sloane Helicopters – one of the most accomplished helicopter operators in Europe, with 50 years’ experience.

Find out more about the service below…

About Penzance Helicopters

Two Destinations

Fly direct to Tresco or St Mary’s with excellent onward connections to the rest of the Isles of Scilly


A near sea level location and the latest technology means less disruption from low cloud and fog

More Accessible

Adjacent to the A30 with on-site parking; just a mile from Penzance rail station with an electric shuttle bus

A Year Round Link

Up to 17 return flights per day, connecting visitors and islanders to Scilly throughout the year

Sunday Flying

Planning consent secured for possible limited Sunday flying in the future


Fly In 15 Minutes

Flying at 165 knots, you’ll arrive on an island paradise in just 15 minutes from Penzance

Safety First

You’ll be flown by two pilots aboard the twin engine AW139 – the benchmark for safety design features

20kg Luggage

We expect to offer an enhanced luggage allowance of up to 20kg per passenger

Penzance Helicopters – Powered by Sloane

Penzance Helicopters will be powered by Sloane Helicopters, who will operate the aircraft and supply key staff, including pilots and engineers.

In 2019, Sloane will celebrate 50 years in aviation and are widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading helicopter companies, trusted by clients including high profile individuals, a number of air ambulances and even No 32 (The Royal) Squadron of the Royal Air Force, charged with the movement of senior military commanders and Government Ministers.

Sloane Helicopters have been the UK and Ireland distributor and service centre for Leonardo Helicopters – formerly AgustaWestland – for over 22 years.

The company enjoys strong Cornish connections; indeed Chairman David George, who still owns the company, was educated in Penzance and the Managing Director, Jeremy Awenat, served at RNAS Culdrose.

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