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The PGA of America announced — in collaboration with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company — a new and innovative transportation solution for the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. The partnership between Bell and the 2019 PGA Championship will offer an unparalleled flight program that will transport key stakeholders — including C-Suite executives, corporate hospitality clients and PGA Officials — from multiple sites in Manhattan and surrounding New York Metro corporate centers to and from an on-site landing zone located at Bethpage State Park, just minutes from the PGA Championship.
As part of the relationship, Bell will be the official helicopter provider of the 2019 PGA Championship. This 2019 PGA Championship-specific flight program will utilize two types of aircraft, Bell’s class-leading 429 and Bell 407 models, both of which deliver a smooth ride, optimal comfort and unsurpassed visibility.
Bell will coordinate operations with its longtime customer Zip Aviation and BLADE, an on-demand flight service in and around New York City.
“The PGA is excited to be working with Bell in New York around the 101st PGA,” said PGA of America director of championship sales and marketing Via this relationship, we’ll be providing an innovative transportation solution to the PGA Championship while also enhancing our corporate hospitality program,” said PGA of America Director of Championship Sales and Marketing John Handley. “To work with Bell, an industry leader in the aerospace sector, also aligns with our strategy of being a technological leader in the golf industry.”