Skip the Traffic: Zip to the PGA Championship by Helicopter

This year, the only way to travel to the PGA Championship is in style. Namely, by skipping the traffic and letting a helicopter whisk you away to Bethpage Black. The PGA of America is offering a specialized flight program for its 101st PGA Championship from May 13-19. Flights on Zip Aviation—which offers on-demand flight service in and around New York City—will be coordinated by Bell Helicopter, utilizing two types of aircraft, Bell’s 429 and 407 models for a smooth ride and the ultimate in comfort.

From Manhattan to Bethpage Black

The unparalleled flight program will transport key stakeholders, among them PGA officials, C-suite executives and corporate hospitality clients. Spectators and stakeholders will be flown from three locations in New York and two in New Jersey to an on-site landing zone at Bethpage State Park, just minutes from the tournament gates. A flight for one to six passengers from downtown Manhattan will cost $2,138 one way and $4,276 round trip.

An Innovative Way to Travel

“The PGA is excited to be working with Bell in New York around the 101st PGA. Via this relationship, we’ll be providing an innovative transportation solution to the PGA Championship while also enhancing our corporate hospitality program,” said PGA of America Director of Championship Sales and Marketing John Handley. “To work with Bell, an industry leader in the aerospace sector, also aligns with our strategy of being a technological leader in the golf industry.”

A One-of-a-Kind Trip

“Bell is proud to provide aircraft to services like Zip Aviation and BLADE who give customers precious time back when traveling,” said Susan Griffin, Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales, Bell. “We are excited to offer customers attending the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black a one-of-a-kind experience and raise the bar for air travel in one of the world’s most popular corporate helicopters, the Bell 429.”

A Renowned Event

One of golf’s four major championships, the PGA Championship, conducted by the PGA of America, has evolved into one of the world’s premier sporting events. It annually features one of the strongest international fields in golf and the only all-professional field among golf’s majors. Since 1916, golf’s best professionals have won the PGA Championship, from Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson to Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy.

For more details or booking information on the 2019 PGA Championship Flight Programs, please visit zipaviation.com or contact us at (212) 422-1700 or (866) ZIPOVER.

Zip Aviation offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Our helicopters are available to you within an hour’s notice in New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Zip Aviation handles more charter passengers per year than any other helicopter company in New York City and we are committed to maintaining our proven customer satisfaction and safety record. Call us to reserve your helicopter seat today!


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