Media Release: 2010 British Grand Prix gets off to a flying start

PATRIOT Aerospace has unveiled its plans to help Formula 1 fans beat the legendary Silverstone traffic with an exclusive helicopter shuttle service direct to the heart of the 2010 British Grand Prix.

Designed for those with a passion for motor racing who want to travel by executive helicopter transfer, beat the motorway jams and arrive at the British Grand Prix in style, Sir Peter Rigby’s new service is the smart way to get to the F1 event of the year, without getting caught in the crowds.

Patriot’s fast, exclusive and crowd-beating helicopter shuttle will fly from Cranfield Airport – conveniently located off junction 13/14 on the M1 Motorway – to the centre of Silverstone.

“The British Grand Prix is one of the high points in the sporting calendar and with so much British talent on the starting grid, this year’s event promises to be a particularly good one. We’re delighted to be able to offer exclusive helicopter transfers to motor racing enthusiasts who want to make their trip to the Grand Prix just a little bit special,” said Mark Souster, group managing director of Patriot Aerospace.

“In addition to providing a luxury VIP shuttle service designed to get your enjoyment of the 2010 race off to the best possible start, this is the only way to guarantee that you are trackside when the flag drops and not elsewhere stuck in traffic.”

Although the main service will depart from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, flights can be arranged from a private landing site of choice (subject to suitability) or a variety of locations, including Battersea Heliport in London, Redhill in Surrey, Gloucester and Wolverhampton. Full hospitality packages are available upon request.

Patriot’s Silverstone 2010 VIP service includes a luxury helicopter shuttle to and from the centre of the Silverstone Circuit, flight times of your choice, continental champagne breakfast prior to morning departure, and a VIP personal service including itineraries, flight ticketing, directions to the airport, maps, etc.

The price for the Silverstone shuttle service on Sunday, 11th July is £495 plus VAT per person Bespoke services from other aviation hubs and Cranfield transfers, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July, available on request.


Notes to Editors

About Patriot Aerospace Group

Formally known as Patriot Aviation, the Patriot Aerospace Group is a leading General Aviation specialist, in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. With operations spanning a full range of national flight training, charter, sales and engineering operations, the group combines three distinct brands, each recognised as experts in their field. It operates from five air bases: Cranfield in Bedfordshire, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Redhill in Surrey, Gloucester and Wolverhampton.

Patriot Aerospace operates through three specialist aviation businesses: Patriot Aviation, Heliflight and London Helicopter Centres. Through these brands, customers have access to a nationwide, end to end general aviation service also including: learning to fly, buying or chartering; refurbishment, avionics, engineering and maintenance; and affordable access to VIP business and leisure helicopter charter.

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