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Flexjet new private helicopter division with Sikorsky S-76 during Monterey Car Week

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Flexjet new private helicopter division with Sikorsky S-76 during Monterey Car Week - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Helicopters

Flexjet will showcase a Sikorsky S-76 from its new private helicopter division on the golf course at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. Flexjet aircraft owners will receive complimentary invitations to the garden party at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 19th, as well as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21st during Monterey Car Week.

Flexjet launched its helicopter division in June to provide last-mile transport for Owners of Flexjet aircraft traveling from airports to their final destinations, a unique door-to-door travel solution not available through any other provider in the U.S. Flexjet redefined private travel by introducing helicopters to its fleet in launching the division which will be expanding to Europe this fall.

Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro, commented: “By showcasing one of our private helicopters at The Quail, not only will we be able to introduce the division to our current aircraft Owners, but we will be able to connect this automotive-focused audience with our LXi interior inspired by the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar sportscar. And like the Bacalar, of which there are no two alike, we will only be using this interior in one of our helicopters and one of our Gulfstream G650 aircraft.” 

The Bacalar Project, which is the name given to this unique interior, has never before been viewed by the public. It is inspired by Bentley’s rarest two-door open air motorcar of which only 12 in the world have been manufactured to the specifications of each buyer.

The design elements of this interior include:

  • The 5,000-year-old Riverwood that forms the wraparound dashboard of the Bacalar, inspired one of the matching wood veneer species used in this aircraft interior.
  • The rare paint color option of Julep, used for one of the Bacalar’s, inspired a one-time change to the Flexjet livery chameleon paint – normally a red-gold chameleon – but for this aircraft and helicopter is a silver-green chameleon. 
  • The copperhead shape and basketweave stitching on the white leather and black trimmed seats of the Bacalar automobile inspired the custom captain’s seats in the Gulfstream G650 and the seats in the Sikorsky S-76.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is known for the vintage automobiles and motorcycles as well as the luxury lifestyle and culinary offerings including caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails and more. The general public must enter a lottery for a chance to purchase tickets for this exclusive event. And for those fortunate enough to win the lottery, ticket prices start at $950.

At the 71st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, car enthusiasts celebrate the automobile and have the privilege of observing a competition of collector cars on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. They are judged on their elegance, technical merit and history. Flexjet’s observation suite sits on the golf course’s 18th hole, just steps away from the judge’s table.

The Quail and the Concours d’Elegance are so popular among Flexjet aircraft Owners that when Flexjet extends complimentary invitations for the event they are typically fully reserved within days.

Flexjet Chief Operating Officer Megan Wolf, said: “Many Flexjet Owners are aficionados not only of aircraft but also of automobiles, appreciating the elegance and performance of the finest examples of automotive style and engineering.Monterey Car Week celebrates automotive excellence worldwide, and we look forward to hosting our Owners as they enjoy one of the most prestigious automotive experiences available anywhere.”

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