Time is money!
Times spent in traffic jams trying to get to meetings or attend events is time wasted and time that can never be recovered. Increasingly, helicopters are becoming as much an essential tool of the trade to busy business people and celebrities as they are to the Police and the North Sea Oil industry.
It is not necessarily the glamour and excitement that helicopters bring with them but their versatility and convenience. Helicopters are not limited to flying from airfields – they can fly from suitable lawns, fields or car parks as well as heliports and airports. Stepping out of the house or hotel front door into the helicopter, being airborne within minutes and at the final destination in a fraction of the time that a car journey would take has its appeal when time is of the essence.
The glamour and the excitement can be important when it comes to Corporate Hospitality. Entertaining guests at a major event is an essential part of winning business in these difficult times, and it is vital that guests remember their hospitality for the right reasons. Flying them in by helicopter means that they will not remember their day for the length of time it took to get out of the car park, but they will remembe
r it for the quality of the event, and the helicopter flight itself. Many of the major events such as Royal Ascot, the Epsom Derby, the British Grand Prix and even the Glastonbury Festival have their own dedicated heliports to enable participants and guests to get in and out the event quickly and stylishly.
It is not only visitors and sponsors that use the event heliports. If you fly from a horse racing meeting you will often be rubbing shoulders with jockeys and trainers as they move on to their next race. Formula 1 drivers usually leave Silverstone by helicopter, and the easiest way for rock stars to get to and from the major festivals is by air.
It is no coincidence that so many of them have taken the trouble to learn to fly helicopters for themselves. They have experienced the aircraft from the passenger seat and get the urge to sit in the pilot’s seat! There are increasing numbers of rock stars, TV & Radio presenters and sportsmen who are joining the ranks of business people and private individuals who enjoy the personal challenge of learning to fly helicopters and have seen the advantages of being able to fly themselves around the country quickly and conveniently.