34-year-old Richard Thomason from London, who visited the event last year, said, “The Cheltenham Festival is without a doubt one of the best events on the sporting calendar, but last year’s festival proved to be a real headache for me and my friends. We got stuck in the most horrendous traffic and we missed some of the races. We all said after last year’s experiences that should we re-visit the festival we would certainly consider a helicopter charter service as it is so much cheaper than you would expect.”
Running from Tuesday March 15th until Friday March 18th, the festival will attract nearly 250,000 people over the week with an astonishing £600 million being wagered on the outcome of 26 races. This year’s event is set to make inroads on last year’s event with a total prize fund of nearly £4 million.
But catching a helicopter to a horse-racing festival? To some, it might sound a little extreme but like Richard, it seems people do not realise how affordable it could be. Atlas Helicopters specialise in private helicopter hire and provide this service to people attending sporting events, such as the Cheltenham Festival.
Mike Burns, Chief Executive and a pilot at Atlas Helicopters, says, “There is often a misconception that helicopter flights are extremely expensive, but many are realising that this is not the case at all. By the time you have paid your fuel costs, driven miles and started to look rather dishevelled as you arrive at your destination, you could have arrived feeling cool, calm and collected without the worry of missing any of the day’s action due to traffic.”
Atlas Helicopters will have a luxurious fleet four AS355 Twin Squirrel’s and one Bell 206L LongRanger, on hand to take all those avid racing fans to one of this year’s biggest events, so what are you waiting for? Call Atlas Helicopters now on 0800 328 0432 for a no obligation quote, and get your slice of the VIP lifestyle.
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Atlas Helicopters was established in 2001 in response to the ever-increasing helicopter charter market within the UK and near Continent. Now with operational bases in Portsmouth, London, Biggin Hill, Redhill and Stapleford and a fleet of 4 x AS355 Twin Squirrels and 1 x Bell 206 LongRanger, Atlas Helicopters are one of the leading providers of helicopter flights and private helicopter charter in the UK.
Backed by a team of dedicated and experienced professionals, Atlas Helicopters offers a friendly and efficient service making helicopter charter seamless and stress free. Atlas Helicopters prides itself on the presentation of their helicopter fleet and pilot workforce, with the pilots being especially attuned to the needs of clients and their guests.