Air Partner - 21 Feb 2018
As we start to emerge from the dark depths of winter and the promise of spring is just on the horizon, many people are looking ahead to how they will spend their time in 2018. The social calendar really starts to kick off into March, April and May as the weather starts to turn. We have selected 3 unmissable events that should take pride of place in your social calendar this spring. We have also advised the best time to fly by private jet, where to fly into and any considerations to ensure you have the most enjoyable and seamless experience possible.
One of the top five boat shows in the US, this is a must-see exhibition for avid sailors. Showcasing the cutting edge of marine design, the Boat Show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories. There is VIP hospitality available, as well as 'Take The Helm' seminars run by licensed captains, which promise something for everyone -whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned skipper. The event will display every kind of vessel, from ribs and powerboats, right through to superyachts and the latest nautical technology. Some of the exhibitor highlights include yachts built by Christensen, Lurssen, Sunseeker, Feadship and Heesen.
Nearest airport: West Palm Beach Recommended private jet: Falcon 7X Flight time from London : 9 hours 30 mins
Offering far more than headline shows from the biggest names in music right now, Coachella is the most renowned arts and music festival. The festival commissions a number of large-scale and site-specific installations every year from both established and up and coming artists, which form a distinguishing visual element of the event. With a packed line-up that includes music across all genres, there will be plenty of artists to see during the day. There are also a plethora of pool parties and after parties if the music scene isn't enough to get you excited. Coachella parties only seem to get bigger and better each year. Many big fashion brands host their own day events and other events are often sponsored by music-related brands, featuring product giveaways, interactive attractions and special performances. Some of the artists in the line-up that this year that shouldn't be missed include Jamiroquai, The Weeknd, Beyoncé, Eminem, Cardi B, Post Malone, alt-J and Fleet Foxes.
Nearest airport: International airports include Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Ontatio. Regional airports include Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport or Bermuda Dunes airport. Recommended private jet: Gulfstream 650 Flight time from London: 10 hours 30 mins
Dating back to 1950, the Monaco Grand Prix is an iconic event – a cornerstone to the sport's racing calendar and one of the most sought after social events of the year. Dating back to 1950, the Monaco Grand Prix requires the highest level of precision and technical excellence and distinguishes the greats from the good in Formula 1 racing. Remarkably, the track has changed very little since the birth of the race and the barrier-lined circuit still leaves no margin for error – and very little for overtaking. With a wide variety of VIP and corporate hospitality options, you can be sure to enjoy the adrenaline of the sport from the comfort of a terrace with a well-stocked bar. Some of the past winners include Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber and Jenson Button.
Nearest airport: Nice Recommended private jet: Citation XLS Flight time from London: 1 hour 45 mins