After two years of seeing the words “cancelled due to coronavirus” applied to many of our favourite events, the time has finally come when we can start looking forward to things again. As the UK gets battered by winter storm after winter storm, we’re looking ahead to warmer times with a peek at the events we’ll be flying to this summer…
Royal Ascot – 14-18 June 2022
One of the undisputed highlights of the racing calendar, the Royal Meeting at Ascot is horse racing at its very finest. Six dramatic races unfold every afternoon, and there’s a distinctive character to each day of the action – from Ladies’ Day to the £1m Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes – with the fashion on show just as worthy of attention. Arrive by helicopter and you’ll heighten the sense of occasion while being able to make the most of this unforgettable event with a bottle or two of bubbly (without worrying about having to drive back!).
Goodwood Festival of Speed – 23-26 June 2022
Billed as “The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture” and “motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party”, Goodwood Festival of Speed is a much-loved fixture on the motor racing calendar. Best known for its annual hill climb for historic cars, it’s held at the beautiful Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. Arrive by helicopter and you’ll get a chauffeur-driven car ride to the VIP entrance of the main event – the quickest way to get right to the heart of the action.
Glastonbury – 22-26 June 2022
The world-famous festival is back after being cancelled last year, and it’s once again playing host to some of the biggest names in music. Headliners this year include Diana Ross and Billy Eilish – and, it’s rumoured, Paul McCartney. With its own dedicated festival helipad, Glastonbury is a fantastic event to fly into, helping you avoid long traffic queues so that you can get straight down to having a good time.
Henley Royal Regatta – 28 June - 3 July 2022
Almost as famous for its dress code as it is for its rowing, the Henley Royal Regatta is a unique event in the sporting and social calendar. Running from Wednesday to Sunday, its 300 races attract crews ranging from rookie rowers to Olympians. The mile-long course offers plenty of action to enjoy while you picnic and sip Pimm’s from the riverbank. We can fly you in directly to Temple Island Meadows, where the event’s helipad is situated, and there’s a courtesy car to take you to the hospitality areas once you arrive.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix – 1-3 July 2022
For the petrol heads among you, the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix takes place from 1 to 3 July this year at its home at Silverstone. As the biggest and fastest event in the UK, it’s a guaranteed weekend of entertainment on and off-track. Silverstone racing circuit actually holds the record for the world’s busiest airport for one day, during the British Grand Prix in 1999. That’s because arriving by helicopter is the only way to do it, giving you direct access to the hospitality areas and cutting hours off your travel time.
The Game Fair – 29-31 July 2022
Otherwise titled ‘Festival of the Countryside’, the Game Fair is the must-attend event of the year for countryside-loving folk. Held from 29 to 31 July at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, it’s a celebration of all things rural, from gun dog handling to falconry, clay shooting to off-road driving. Even better, there’s a helipad, so you can bypass the traffic and get there in style!