March 13th – 16th 

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival will run from 13th to 16th March with the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking place on Friday 16th March. The course can expect to welcome over 200,000 racegoers from all over the world.

Helicopter Bowdon

Ready for a flight to Cheltenham Races


Cheltenham Festival is one of the the greatest horse racing events and Falcona can organise flights for you. Watch the finest horses and the best jockeys compete for the highest racing honours. Cheltenham is always busy for the prestigious Festival held in March, which features the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle.

There are approximately 5o helicopter charter flights per day at Cheltenham and the busiest day is for the Gold Cup. The racecourse is set in a scenic location in the heart of Gloucestershire, making your entrance by helicopter spectacular.


  1. Choose your own schedule
  2. Arrive just 5 minutes prior to departure
  3. You can depart from a location close to your place of work or home
  4. Land directly at the racecourse
  5. Get there quicker missing all the traffic


Cheltenham Racecourse; The Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse; The Festival

The week of the Festival is extremely busy with helicopter charter flights. Over 200,000 people attend over the four days, meaning traffic will be gridlocked with the usual tail backs for miles. Traffic builds up especially at peak times. ,  Flying by helicopter avoids the stress and discomfort of road congestion and train delays, allowing you to arrive both in style and on time.


The total attendance for 2017 was over 260,000 with record crowds on the Wednesday and Thursday.  On Gold Cup Day there were a whopping 252 helicopter movements, by far the busiest day. The Cheltenham heliport handled 790 helicopter movements over the four day festival, with most taking place within a five hour period each day.

Whether you go for a day or the four days you will be guaranteed an amazing time at the races. There’s lots of action on the track and also lots of little venues if you don’t have hospitality for a few drinks. We recommend the Guinness tent!

You’re in charge of the time when it comes to departure, we find that many of our clients prefer to depart around lunch time and return home at 6.30 depending if they are in the hospitality suites.  A flight from Manchester takes just 45 minutes in a Agusta 109 helicopter, whilst a flight from London Battersea Heliport takes just 30 minutes.


A fast and efficient way to travel.

A  helicopter charter is perfect for a small group of people looking to make the most of their free time and arrive closer to their destination. You can save more time by leaving from a departure point close to your home. The convenient advantage of a helicopter is that it has the ability to land or take off at airports, golf courses, private estates and anywhere where it’s safe, with the land owners permission.


Built around major sporting events around the world, corporate hospitality should be an essential part of your sales strategy. A helicopter charter flight allows your company to entertain existing and potential clients in a wonderful environment.


Falcona has access to the best twin-engine helicopters in the UK, from the 5 seater AS355 Twin Squirrel to a 9 seater AS365 Dauphin. Each aircraft will come with complimentary champagne, a selection of newspapers and some nibbles for the journey.


Complimentary nibbles for the journey.

These once in a lifetime sports events, gives your company the opportunity to create a positive image. Invest in a once in a lifetime experience, let us fly you and your guests to all the best events such as the Cheltenham Festival. It’s the perfect way to arrive.


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