Sporting Events

Silverstone F1 Grand Prix

EBG Helicopters has provided a shuttle service into Silverstone for several years. We also fly from Redhill or private landing sites direct to Silverstone. Please contact us for a quotation and book early to avoid disappointment!
Historically Silverstone has suffered traffic jams on race days. When the race was moved to an April date in 2000, rainy conditions turned the fields used for car parking into mud baths, causing chaos for spectators trying to park. Now, on the race day, a large number of spectators travel to the circuit by helicopter, enough to make Silverstone Heliport the busiest airport in the UK for one day.

Epsom Derby

The Derby, held in early June, dates back to the 18th Century and with prize money exceeding £1 million pounds the stakes are high. In fact The Derby is Britain’s richest horse race and the most prestigious of the country’s five classic races. The Derby attracts some of the finest horses and jockeys to bring you some of the greatest racing. It is sometimes referred to as the Blue Riband of the turf so why not arrive in style, by helicopter, and avoid the queues.racing-horses

Royal Ascot

Internationally renowned for its magnificent racing and fashion, the centrepiece of Ascot’s year, Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most famous race meetings and dates back to 1711. The five-day meet encompasses superb racing, tradition and style into one social occasion with the Gold Cup being held on Ladies’ Day on the Thursday of the week. Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best-attended race meeting. Be ahead of the crowd and whisk your friends and family to Ascot by helicopter.ascot

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed symbolises the history of motor sport in this diverse and classic event. Since the inaugural meeting, the Festival has become established as a key event in the motor sport social calendar. It is not all about action on the hill climb, unrestricted access to the paddocks means that spectators and autograph hunters can get closer to the cars and drivers than at almost any other meeting. Away from the bustle of competition, you can relax with a picnic on the lawns of Goodwood House among some of the most beautiful and innovative automotive creations. Fly directly into the event for a VIP transfer to the festival site. And don’t forget the Goodwood Revival motor event and Glorious Goodwood  horse races which are not to be missed.

World Super Bikes

The world super bikes at Brands Hatch bring some of the most thrilling motorbike racing of the season, the tension is high and the competition is tough. World Super Bikes proved to be a magnet for top manufacturers featuring machines from Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. World Super Bikes have already attracted all the main Japanese manufacturers, plus the ever-improving Triumph. We can fly you directly to the circuit and also return you home by helicopter.racing-bikes

The Boat Race

The world famous annual boat race between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club is rowed each spring on the Thames. The event is a popular one, not only with the alumni of the universities, but also with rowers in general and the public. An estimated quarter of a million people watch the race live from the banks of the river. The first race was in 1829 and it has been held annually since 1856, with the exception of the two world wars. Why not follow your favourite team and cheer them from the air.

Henley Royal Regatta

The Royal Regatta is sometimes referred to as Henley Regatta, its original name pre-dating Royal patronage. Set in the beautiful town of Henley-upon-Thames, this traditional annual boat race inspires some of the finest competitive amateur rowing. The regatta lasts for 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) over the first weekend in July. The regatta regularly attracts international crews to race. The most prestigious event at the regatta is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men’s Eights, which has been awarded since the regatta was first staged. Fly in for a picnic on the river bank after following the Thames for an aerial look at the course.

Cowes Week

This eight-day regatta of sailing and yacht racing is one of the largest and most famous in the world. Not only renowned for the racing spectacle but also the after race party’s held in Cowes. Forget the Isle of Wight ferry traffic jams, view the races from the air, we fly direct to Cowes. A typical Cowes Week now has over thirty-five starts a day for classes of cruiser-racers, one off designs and keelboats, over a thousand boats and 8500 competitors take part. During this time the Solent is filled with boats of all classes and is particularly colourful due to the multi-coloured sails.

The week also includes a large number of onshore events including live music and cocktail parties. The regatta is famous for its fireworks launched from barges on the Solent on the final Friday.cowes

Portsmouth, Tall Ships

The Parade of Sail normally takes the Tall Ships on a tour of the south coast passing Gosport and the Isle of Wight.

Hundreds of thousands of people line the coast to watch the ships as they sail up the Solent. The Red Arrows usually perform a flypast above Portsmouth Harbour. The arrival of the Tall Ships has become one of Europe’s biggest maritime festivals. Take a look at the ships from the air, a fantastic sight and one you will never forget.

Cheltenham National Hunt

The main highlight of the National Hunt Calendar is the Cheltenham Festival meeting held over four days in the second week of March the festival features eleven Grade One races, culminating in the Cheltenham Gold Cup the best and most prestigious Chase race in the world. It is an event where many of the best British and Irish trained horses race against each other, the extent of which is relatively rare during the rest of the season. Cheltenham is often noted for its atmosphere, because it usually coincides with Saint Patrick’s Day. We can fly you directly into the racecourse form out base in about an hour; The M40 or helicopter, you choose.

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