This year marks the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, one of the most renowned motor sports events in the entire world. Looking to take a private jet to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing? Since the Indy 500 is taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, a typically busy time in private aviation, you’ll want to book your flight as soon as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about flying private to the Indy 500.
indy 500 private jet travel: what you need to know
WHEN DOES THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 TAKE PLACE?
This year, the Indy 500 will be run on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gates will open at 6 a.m., with festivities and ceremonies starting at 9 a.m. and continuing to the official start of the race at 12:45 p.m. A full schedule of race day events can be found here. Tickets for the race can be purchased on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website, and guests seeking a VIP experience can inquire here about a variety of available luxury suites. If you want to be there when the winner drinks their traditional glass of milk in victory lane, you can even purchase tickets to the Victory Celebration.
There are practice and qualifying races throughout the entire month of May. On Friday, May 27, the Speedway will kick off race weekend with Miller Lite Carb Day, featuring a concert headlined by Rick Springfield and Kings of Chaos. On Saturday, May 28, the day before the race, Speedway gates will open at 8 a.m. for Legends Day, when all 33 qualifying starters will gather for final race instructions in a meeting on pit lane that is open to the public.
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