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Spring brings many traditions, but few are as highly anticipated as the Kentucky Derby. This year’s Run for the Roses will take place Saturday, May 3rd at the world-famous Churchill Downs in Louisville. The first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby has been going strong since 1875 when the race’s first winner, a chestnut thoroughbred named Aristides, crossed the finish.

The Derby boasts the highest attendance of all other stakes in the racing season and you can be among the attendees this year when you travel to Louisville via private jet charters.

The one and a quarter mile course known as the fastest two minutes in sports was preceded by 34 races in the 2013/2014 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series. This included 16 significant events over the 10 weeks leading up to May 3rd.

On the day of the Derby, 20 thoroughbred race horses will earn the once in a lifetime chance of having a spot in the starting gate.Some of the top Kentucky Derby contenders include California Chrome, Vicar’s In Trouble, Wicked Strong and Samraat, based on seasonal rankings and points. Dance With Fate is another strong contender for the Derby’s top prize. And when you plan your jet charter trip to the Kentucky Derby, you can catch all the action from the best seats in the house.

But the event isn’t just about the horses. The Kentucky Derby is rooted in traditions and heritage that keep spectators coming back year after year. Nestled …


This week, March 4 – 10, has been designated as Women of Aviation Worldwide Week and here at, we wanted to be part of this exciting event. Throughout the history of the field of aviation, women have played a critical role and this week long event is a time to acknowledge some of the amazing women who paved the way for others who are working in aviation today.

The theme of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week for 2013 is “Women and Space,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first female flight in space. The theme was inspired by Russian-born Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to travel to space onboard Vostok 6 in 1963. Tereshkova, a clothing factory worker, was selected for the mission after being picked from more than 400 applications. She got her start in aviation when she joined the local parachute jumping club and made a name for herself with her jumping skills.

Intense training in rocket engineering as well as centrifugal and isolation tests and flying in zero gravity helped prepare her for her mission, which was code named Seagull. The mission lasted three days. It would be 19 years before another female was to fly in space and now, fifty years later, Tereshkova is still the only woman to fly in space alone. Women represent nearly 11% of all astronauts.

Over the past twenty years, the number of women working in aviation has grown and today women can be seen working in nearly every possible …