Thursday, April 17, 2014

Follow us:
Subscribe to this news feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook 

News

Waco

Helicopter service flies into Austin in time for F1

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Helicopter service flies into Austin in time for F1
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.


Some of the world’s wealthiest will be arriving to Austin’s Formula One race by air, skipping the inevitable traffic nightmare into southeast Travis County during race weekend.

Austin Helicopter Tours began business just in time for the U.S. Grand Prix, and are already sold out for race weekend. For a hefty fee, customers will be able to avoid traffic and take in a spectacular view along the way.

"The demand will far outweigh the supply as there are far more people that want to fly in than there are seats available," Randy Riggs with Austin Helicopter Tours said.

But who has money to afford such a luxury?

"Oh, a lot of names you will recognize,” Riggs said. “I mean you can think of any corporate name that is associated with racing and they'll be here. The people that we are flying in are corporate and some are individuals, but obviously they are interested in Formula One."

However, Austin Helicopter Tours isn't banking on just flying the ultra rich around. Riggs is banking on more than half of his business coming from locals like us, and you don't even have to act like you have a big bank account up there.

"It's a nice level smooth ride,” he said. “You'll be able to bring your camera and take pictures. We narrate the tours you wear a headset."

Click here for more information on Austin Helicopter Tours.

10.11.12.241 ClientIP: 54.205.173.252, 23.15.7.140 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP