Every year, Epsom Downs Racecourse holds one of Britain’s most famous horse-racing festivals, the Epsom Derby. Elevate your travel experience by chartering a helicopter to the Air Charter Service Helipad at Epsom Downs.

Charter a helicopter to the Epsom Derby

Every year, Epsom Downs Racecourse holds Britain's richest flat horse race, the Epsom Derby. Whether you’ve got tickets for Ladies Day or Derby Day, elevate your travel experience by chartering a helicopter to the Air Charter Service Helipad at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

With over 30 years of experience and offices around the world, we can source the best helicopter for your requirements from hundreds of options. Our team is available 24/7 to take your call and create a bespoke helicopter charter that’s tailored to you.


Travelling to Epsom Downs by helicopter charter

Heavy traffic can make Epsom Downs Racecourse hard to reach by car on Ladies Day and Derby Day. Flying in by helicopter allows you to avoid the crowds and arrive in double-quick time, with a flight from Battersea to Epsom taking under 15 minutes. Wherever you’re based, we can arrange a helicopter to pick you up from a nearby airfield, heliport or accessible field.

The ACS Helipad sits at the centre of Epsom Downs racecourse, giving you quick and direct access to all the action. When you land, one of our team will be waiting to escort you to the helipad for refreshments. And after the day’s racing draws to a close, it’s a short walk back for your return helicopter journey to your chosen destination.

Popular charter helicopters for the Epsom Derby

The helicopter you choose to charter for the Epsom Derby depends on your requirements. Wherever you’re travelling from and however many passengers are in your party, our team can organise everything, from booking a helicopter to the finer details like Champagne on departure. Drawing on our years of experience arranging helicopter charters for the famous event, here are some of the most popular helicopters to fly to the Epsom Derby.

AS355 Twin Squirrel (5 passengers)

The AS355's excellent handling and spacious cabin make this twin-engine light helicopter a popular charter choice. Passengers enjoy excellent visibility thanks to the unobstructed cabin and forward-facing seats, while many models feature sliding doors and footsteps for ease of boarding.

AgustaWestland AW109 (6 passengers)

The AW109 is a highly versatile twin-engine helicopter designed by Italian manufacturer Agusta. The lightweight aircraft features a large six-seat passenger cabin and interior refinements that offer exceptional levels of style and comfort.

AgustaWestland AW139 (9 passengers)

The AW139 is a medium-sized twin-engine helicopter, which can carry nine passengers at high speeds in one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins on the market. Its ample baggage compartment can be accessed both externally and from inside the cabin, making it suitable for a wide range of personal and business needs.

About the Epsom Derby

The 12th Earl of Derby and Jockey Club steward Sir Charles Bunbury launched the Epsom Derby in 1780, after tossing a coin to decide which of them to name it after. While the Earl won the title, Bunbury’s horse Diomed won the inaugural mile-long race.

Today, over 150,000 spectators attend the quintessentially British sporting event each year on the first weekend in June, kicking off with Ladies Day on the Friday followed by the main Epsom Derby on Derby Day.

Legendary winners include Sea Bird in 1965, 2016 champion Harzand, and Shergar, who won by the biggest-ever margin of 10 lengths in 1981 and was notoriously later kidnapped. Another famous moment came in 1913, when suffragette Emily Davison was killed after running onto the track in front of King George V’s horse.

Epsom Derby helicopter charter cost

The cost of a helicopter to Epsom Downs Racecourse varies depending on the aircraft, the length of your journey and the airports/heliports you’re flying in and out of.

If you’d like to charter a helicopter for the Epsom Derby, contact our team for a quote today.

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