When you step aboard a helicopter flight between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, you’re in the hands of Europe’s leading onshore helicopter company. You’re flying with Sloane Helicopters, aviation experts and operators of the brand-new service.
Drawing on our 49 years of excellence in helicopter support services, we’re proud to offer the fastest and most exciting way to travel to the beautiful Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Penzance Heliport Ltd and Tresco Estate. We’re big believers that travel shouldn’t just be about getting somewhere – it’s part of the adventure. There’s nothing quite like seeing the Isles of Scilly coming into view for the first time and we’re all about maxing this awe-inspiring moment while providing the pinnacle in passenger care. In fact, our reputation for safety speaks for itself. Alongside this service, we’re also responsible for three Air Ambulance operations and supply the aircraft, pilots and helicopter maintenance for a Ministry of Defence contract. Then there’s also our well-known flight training Centre of Excellence.
And when it comes to the helicopter itself, we’re just as meticulous. With over 24 years’ experience as the sole UK and Ireland Distributor and Service Centre for
Leonardo Helicopters, we’re renowned for our expertise with Leonardo products. There’s little surprise then that we fly to Tresco and St Mary’s with a state-of-the-art Leonardo AW139 helicopter. It’s a helicopter brand that we know inside and out having sold over 75 new, whilst also providing the maintenance for one of the largest commercial fleets in Europe.
But for us, operating the Penzance to Isles of Scilly service isn’t just an accumulation of our wide-ranging services - it’s a passion. Our founder and CEO, David George, was educated in Penzance and Jeremy Awenat, our Managing Director, fell in love with the area while serving with The Royal Navy at nearby Culdrose. For them, operating this service for the benefit of islanders, visitors and businesses is a dream realised. In fact, much of our team, including our Chief Pilot who lived and flew in Cornwall for many years, have connections to Cornwall and the Islands. It’s just one of the reasons this service is so special.
Relax and enjoy the experience, you’re flying with Sloane Helicopters.