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Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

September 23, 2013 14:00 ET

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Reviews Business Aviation Tips for the 2013 Japan Grand Prix

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. is recommending that business aircraft operators planning to attend the 2013 Japan Formula 1 Grand Prix, October 11-13 secure aircraft parking, local transport and aircraft services now. The race will be held at Suzuka circuit, which is about 50 km south of Nagoya, Japan.

Business aircraft operators have three airports to consider for this event: Nagoya (RJGG), one hour from the track; Komaki (RJNA), a 1.5-hour drive; and Osaka (RJBB), 2.5 hours from the circuit, said Hiroshi Higashiyama, Representative Director for Universal Aviation Japan.

"It's important to request airport slots and prior permissions required (PPRs) for aircraft parking as early as possible," agreed Larry Williams, Trip Owner, Universal®. "And charter operators should submit permit requests now as requests can take at least three business days to process."

Higashiyama recommended working with a local ground handler to help arrange logistics and services on the ground.

"To avoid heavy traffic in the circuit area, one consideration for Grand Prix attendees is to charter a helicopter," said Higashiyama. "Transfers from RJGG, RJNA and RJBB to Suzuka take 15, 30 and 60 minutes, respectively. There are many excellent hotel options in the Nagoya and Osaka areas, including a wide selection of 4- and 5-star accommodations, including popular international chains. Due to increased traffic during this busy period, it's recommended that hotels and pre-paid transport be booked as far in advance as possible."

For more information on operating to the Japanese Grand Prix, as well as other business aviation operational information, visit www.universalweather.com/blog.

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