June 28, 2022

This year’s Royal Ascot was extra-special for many reasons, and with Flexjet serving as the event’s Official Private Aviation Supplier, we were proud to play our part, flying international racegoers to the heart of the action at this most prestigious of sporting occasions. Not only is 2022 the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, but it also marked Royal Ascot’s return as a full-scale spectator event, following the pandemic.

The heady anticipation was matched by the temperatures, with the historic Berkshire racecourse basking in warm sunshine and blue skies over the whole five days. The perfect backdrop for horse racing, high fashion and helicopters – the chosen mode of arrival for elite racegoers who used the Flexjet Royal Ascot Heliport, adjacent to the grounds.

A Red Label-style welcome</h4 >

The Flexjet team provided a Red Label style welcome at the heliport lounge and bar over the course of the event, where over 1,400 passengers adjusted their hats and enjoyed a celebratory champagne toast to mark the start or the finish of their special day, with complimentary Porsche transfers to and from the racecourse.

There, we were delighted to have many Flexjet Owners join us for the very best of Royal Ascot’s hospitality in the Royal Enclosure, and a ringside view of the action on the track.

Memorable drama & action on the track</h4 >

The afternoon of racing began each day with the royal carriage procession at 2pm, featuring several members of the British royal family, including the Prince of Wales. Then followed some amazing performances and high-octane drama, keeping racegoers riveted to the action.

The big winners were jockey Ryan Moore with an amazing seven race wins, including victory in the famous Gold Cup on Kyprios. The week’s leading trainer was Aidan O’Brien, and the leading Owner was Godolphin.

Flown to the heart of the action</h4 >

Such a special occasion was topped and tailed by a memorable travel experience. In addition to flying Owners in and out of London for Royal Ascot on the Flexjet fleet, including the super-midsize Praetor 600, we provided seamless private helicopter transfers into the Flexjet Royal Ascot Heliport, via our sister company Halo Aviation.

A group-operated UK fleet of the latest twin engine Agusta AW109 & AW169 helicopters are meticulously maintained and flown by highly experienced crew, with flights available for London airport transfers, and to many other locations and events in the south of England.

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