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Kentucky Derby

Charter a private jet to the Kentucky Derby and arrive in style.

Air Charter Advisors is your #1 source for renting a private jet to the Kentucky Derby, held annually in Louisville, KY on the first Saturday in May, capping off a two week-long festival.

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The race is known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, and is also called the “Run for the Roses”, as the winner is covered in blanket of roses.

Equestrian lifestyle is often synonymous with affluence, culture, and luxury, and the Kentucky Derby is no exception, offering discerning audience members a wealth of luxury viewing options such as the celebrity filled Turf Club, Millionaires Row, and the invitation-only Mansion.


The best way to match the luxury and opulence of your Derby Weekend is by chartering a private plane with our Louisville air charter service. Available 24/7 for on-demand private jet rentals, helicopter charters, we also offer a variety of luxury concierge services to complement your jet charter flight.

We offer free quotes on thousands planes and competitive rates that will match any size party or budget, while still allowing you to stop by the bookies without needing to win to make it home. Call us at (888) 987-5387 to receive instant pricing and availability on private charter flights.

Airports for Kentucky Derby Private Flights

Private flights to the Derby most often arrive at either Louisville International (SDF) or Bowman Field (LOU), both located within 10 miles of the storied Churchill Downs racetrack. However, some clients may choose to stay at a luxurious resort located just outside of the city, and there are additional arrival options located within 50 miles. Discuss all your options with your air charter advisor to find the airport that works best for your flight.

(KSDF, SDF) Louisville International Airport
Runway: 11,887 feet
FBO: Atlantic Aviation

(KLOU, LOU) Bowman Field
Runway: 4,326 feet
FBO: Central American Airways | Louisville Executive Aviation

Additional Airports within 50 miles

(KJVY, JVY) Clark Regional Airport – Jeffersonville, KY
Runway: 5,500 feet
FBO: Aircraft Specialists | Honaker Aviation

(KBRY, BRY) Samuels Field – Bardstown, KY
Runway: 5,003 feet

(KEKX, EKX) Elizabethtown Regional Airport – Elizabethtown, KY
Runway: 6,001 feet

(KFFT, FFT) Capital City Airport – Frankfort, KY
Runway: 5,900 feet

Luxury VIP Experiences at Churchill Downs

Private Jet Charters in Louisville, KY

There are several levels of tickets you can purchase get yourself into Churchill Downs for the race, whether you want to be trackside or throw a VIP party, and corporate and luxury jet travels have a variety of options available to them to enhance their Derby experience.

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Amenities below the 6th floor range from gourmet meat carving stations and top-shelf open bars to exclusive betting tables and viewing terraces. As if these amenities weren’t enough, Churchill Downs added a gourmet buffet and concierge services to the 4th and 5th floors.

For those who found the Turf Club and Millionaires row a bit on the lackluster side, 2011 brought with it the advent of “The Mansion”. Bringing luxury to a new level, this 6th floor ultra-exclusive area only has 322 seats; only 296 are sold in case a foreign monarch wants a last minute ticket.

After being dropped off by personal chauffeur, guests will be escorted by personal concierge to a private elevator that brings them to the 6th floor. This is when the real luxury begins. A personal chauffeur will be appointed to you for the duration of the event so that you may come and go as you please.

Mansion attendees also gain access to personal sommeliers that offer their full attention in creating perfection in the harmony between alcohol and food. For alcohol and food, The Mansion impresses with its rare and interesting wine list, Iron Chef winning Edward Lee in the kitchen, and the best local ingredients around.

Mansion executives boast that your personal concierge will be able to accommodate nearly any request. For private jet travelers looking for a VIP experience, The Mansion at Churchill Downs will not disappoint.

This year, all-new private suites and rooms are available, as well as the Winner’s Circle Suites offering luxury guests close proximity to the track.


Event Information

Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Louisville, KY

Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
Tel. (502) 636-4400


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