Fly private to one of the fastest sporting events in the world!
At a blistering 230 mph average, few sporting events can match the sheer velocity of the Indy 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts this adrenaline pumping race every year, and this year is particularly special.
Slotted for Memorial Day Weekend, the Indy 500 holds celebrations throughout the weekend centered around the event, and private jet travelers won’t want to miss out.
The Indy 500 has been called “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and is the world’s most prestigious race, bringing the world’s 33 best drivers to one track. As such, it’s only fitting that such an impressive event has a venue to match.
Airports in Indianapolis | Private Flights to the Indy 500
Many clients flying private to Indianapolis for the 500 arrive at either (IND) Indianapolis International Airport or (TYQ) Indianapolis Executive Airport, both located within 25 miles of the track. Some clients may prefer to arrive outside of the city, and there are several additional airport options located within 50 miles. Check with an Air Charter Advisor to review the airport options for your trip.
(KIND, IND) Indianapolis International Airport
Longest Runway: 11,200 feet
(KEYE, EYE) Eagle Creek Airpark
Longest Runway: 4,200 feet
(KTYQ, TYQ) Indianapolis Executive Airport
Longest Runway: 5,501 feet
Additional Airports within 50 miles
(KGFD, GFD) Pope Field, Greenfield – Indiana
Longest Runway: 2,165 feet
(KAID, AID) Anderson Municipal Airport, Anderson – Indiana
Longest Runway: 5,400 feet
(KBAK, BAK) Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus – Indiana
Longest Runway: 6,400 feet
(KBMG, BMG) Monroe County Airport, Monroe – Indiana
Longest Runway: 6,500 feet
Luxury Experiences | VIP at the Indianapolis 500
As the highest capacity sports venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a National Historic Landmark and boasts a seating capacity of 235,000; that’s more people than some cities. Despite its staggering size, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be full to the brim during this extremely popular race.
The race itself is not the only reason private jet travelers will want to be in Indianapolis. Not content with hosting just a race, the city of Indianapolis has -over the years- turned the weeks leading up to the race into a booming and crowd pleasing festival. Rowdy fans pack into the stadium with coolers in tow, hoping to get good seats for pre-race practices and qualifying runs.
Events like The Mini Marathon, the Formula One Grand Prix, and Car Conversion day act as catalysts in the chemical reaction that is the Indy 500 Festival. Each day that passes brings the anticipation to a boiling point, until it all froths over on Memorial Day weekend.
Carb Day is a name that all race fans know and love, and now private flight travelers can know it too. On the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, Miller Lite turns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway into a Carb Day extravaganza. Show up early via chauffeur because the whole area will be packed!
The festivities kick off with the final Indy 500 practice run, the drivers last chance to dial in their strategies. Following that, the iconic Indy Lights Race takes the stage. Fans swoon as they watch racing’s hungriest up and coming stars battling it out on the track, for opportunity and for recognition.
At 2pm there’s the fast paced pit stop competition that reminds the audience that racing is a team sport. Each driver’s pit crew competes for $50,000 dollars and the prestige of being the fastest racing mechanics around.
Finally, the main event comes rolling to the stage to blow the proverbial lid off of the stadium. Miller Lite will turn the Indy 500 Carb Day into a once in a lifetime event with a performance by the iconic band, Journey. Whether you’re a private jet traveler who enjoys competition, music, racing, cars, or just an overall great time, the Indy 500 is a prime destination for private flights.
The Indy 500
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Tel. (317) 492-8500