Refuelling at Land’s End

w Scillies - refuelling at Land's End

From my print archive.

On the way back from the Scillies we had to stopover at Land’s End for the plane to be refuelled. This was an unexpected highlight of the holiday for me, like taking a step back in time to the early days of air travel. The plane bumped a little passing over the cliffs and then we were flying low over the grass – I could see the daisies! Touchdown was as smooth as silk.

We had to disembark while the plane was refuelled for safety reasons, but were free to wander around outside the terminal building chatting to our pilots and watching the airport crew at work. I enjoyed that journey immensely – much better than travelling on the boat or in a scary helicopter!

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