Indy Prepares For Super Bowl Fly-In
The business jet fly-in that is also known as the Super Bowl is shaping up to be an even larger display of shiny aluminum after the event in Dallas last year attracted 600 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, jet charter and brokerage companies are touting private aviation as being more weather-resistant and generally a lot more fun than holding your arms up to ensure an even dose of radiation. Perception issues surrounding the less than 1 percent of folks who will actually be able to get to Indianapolis in this way seem to be ignored as FBOs and even airport governing bodies tap into the financial windfall that accompanies the biggest game of the year. It doesn't hurt that teams from the net worth Meccas of New York and Boston are playing this year.
Airports close to Indy are reportedly jacking up landing and parking fees for the weekend with at least one charging $75 for landing and $75 a day for a patch of ramp. And at least one Indiana FBO is combining armchair quarterbacking with hangar flying. Million Air at Indianapolis Airport is turning a hangar into a VIP lounge for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those arriving ahead of the game can enjoy snacks, drinks and entertainment in the Touchdown Celebration. On game day the hangar is open from 8 a.m. to midnight.