Charter To NYC’s Biggest Event

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a staple each year since 1924. Although it started as a way to get people excited about the store and the first parade was actually at Christmas rather than Thanksgiving, whatever they did worked as today over 3.5 million attend annually and another 50 million watch from the comfort of their living rooms.

Over the years some things about the parade have changed; the route, the participants and of course the balloons. Back in 1927 Felix the Cat became the first balloon ever to be part of the fun. The following year they decided to fill it with helium but didn’t have a way to deflate it, so they just let it go. It popped. In subsequent years they let balloons go as well, still having no way to deflate them. They addressed them all and if you found one you could take it back to Macy’s for a prize, not that many people did however.

The parade has always been very well attended. The first one ever had 250,000 people lining the six mile route that took the store employees from Herald Square to Harlem. It has been something Americans look forward to each year, and of course over the years it has grown. There were only a few years where there was no Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and that was while World War II was being fought and the rubber used to make the balloons was instead donated to the war effort. By 1945 however, there were two million people who lined the route, thankful the war was over and things could get back to normal.

Today some eight thousand people walk the route and it takes another four thousand people to volunteer to get the route, the floats and the balloons organized.

If you have never been to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day festivities why not go but do it in style by chartering a jet? You won’t have to battle the crowds at a commercial airport or suffer through the long lines at security checkpoints. You will have plenty of leg, head and shoulder room and best of all you can choose when and what time to fly. Your schedule, not theirs!

If you choose to charter you can land at an airport closer to the action, and get where you are going a heck of a lot quicker than you can flying commercial, and you may even get to watch the balloons being inflated, which happens the night before the big day.

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Charter Your Way To The Indy 500

The Indy 500 is a prestigious race that is run each Memorial Day weekend in Speedway Indiana. The cars have changed somewhat since that first race back in 1911 but the greatest spectacle in racing still brings people from far and wide to the 2.5 mile oval track come race day.

They come for the roar of the engines, for the thrills of the race, for the atmosphere and for the history of the event and they come in droves, since the racetrack can hold upwards of 300,000 people.

If you live near Indiana then it’s easy to take in the event each year, but if you don’t why would you fly commercial when you can easily charter a jet to get you there in style? It is cheaper than you may realize and it saves all the hassles of flying commercial like the long security lines and the cramped seating. Instead, sit back, relax and relish all of the head, shoulder, elbow and leg room that you get while you are chilling with your party on route to Indiana.

It’s not easy to win the Indy 500 that starts with eleven rows of three to make up the 33 car field. Three drivers hold the title of most wins at Indy with four apiece. They are A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Rick Mears also holds the record, alone this time for the most pole positions achieved with 6. The great owner Roger Penske is the most successful at Indy, with 16 wins and 17 poles for his drivers.

It’s also not easy to get to Indy on a commercial flight, not if you like room and simplicity that is. The one thing that commercial flights and the Indy 500 have in common is milk. You can get milk on the plane and if you win at Indy, you are given a bottle of milk in the winners circle. This tradition started back in 1933 when a driver asked for milk after winning the race. A dairy executive saw a marketing edge there and well, the rest is history. If you win you are given the choice of whole, 2% or skim milk to chug for the world to see.

The next Indy promises to be an exciting race, like the ones before have been. Will the pole sitter win? Will someone come from behind? Will you be there to witness it?

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