VIP Traffic Movements at Gloucestershire Airport during Cheltenham Races Week

This year, the annual Cheltenham Races festival ran from the  14th to the 17th March, attracting thousands of visitors to Gloucestershire for the event to bet millions of pounds on horse races.

However, some of the event’s more affluent attendees decided to turn up in style, with many high profile VIP business jets and turboprops flying to nearby Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport (GLO/EGBJ). An opportunity not to be missed, I headed up to the airport during the week to catch some of these “interesting” visitors!

All photos ©Avineesh Suppiah

Beech King Air 350i G-SRBM was flying charters between Farnborough and Newcastle among other destinations over the course of the week



NetJets Europe Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 CS-PHG was one of many NetJets aircraft that visited GLO throughout the week


Farnborough based Hangar 8 Raytheon Hawker 4000 Horizon G-PROO was one of the largest and most impressive visitors to the airport
Many visitors to the event came from Ireland, most flying Dublin to Bristol. However some aircraft, including Cessna 441 Conquest II EI-DMG, decided to come the more direct way
Pilatus PC-12/47E M-YAKW arriving from Bournemoth


Private helicopter transfer? Not a bad idea if you’ve got the money


The majestic Centreline Air Charter Dassault Falcon 2000LX G-PULA was by far my favourite catch of the day!

Hope you enjoyed these short selection of pictures. All were taken with a Canon EOS 700D & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens. Check out the video below for more from the day!



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