Gama Aviation strengthens AOG support for Kentucky Derby

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Gama Aviation has increased its AOG peak period support in preparation for the large number of private jets and spectators expected to travel into Louisville this weekend for the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky is one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the USA, drawing crowds of over 150,000, the race weekend is expected to see around 300 private aircraft fly in racegoers from across the globe.

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held at the usual Churchill Downs Race Track on Saturday, 7 May, 2016. Additional peak period support from Gama Aviation has been put in place during the weekend at Louisville International and the surrounding airports.

“We look forward to, and carry out extensive planning for these special events.”

Dennis Richey, executive vice-president, said: “We look forward to, and carry out extensive planning for these special events. We have been positioning our AOG/mobile teams for our customer base at various locations already and know and understand the time constraints our clients are under when going to the Kentucky Derby.

“It’s known as the fastest two minutes in sport and our clients’ expectations are equally demanding.  Happily, we have been able to showcase the strength of this part of our business year after year.”

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This weekend is the second major sporting event Gama Aviation has served in the last month. At the beginning of April, Gama Aviation supported more than 150 call outs from its customers at the golf Masters Tournament.