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Ascot Racecourse is a dual-purpose British racecourse, located in Ascot, Berkshire, England, which is used for thoroughbred horse racing. It hosts 13 of Britain’s 36 annual Flat Group 1 horse races and three Grade 1 Jumps races. The Royal Meeting held each June, remains a major draw, its highlight being The Gold Cup. The most prestigious race is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes run over the course in July. Until 1939, Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at the racecourse. The Gold Cup remains the feature race of the third day of Royal Ascot, traditionally the busiest day of the week, when high fashion and exquisite millinery take centre stage alongside flat racing’s most elite stayers.
Each of the five days of Royal Ascot begins with the Royal Procession at 2pm, when the Queen and other members of the royal family arrive down the straight mile in the Royal Landaus, accompanied by the playing of the National Anthem and the raising of the Royal Standard. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money (just over £7.3million in 2019). Approximately 500 horses race across the five days.

The Ascot Racecourse Heliport (EGLT) is located 0.75 nautical miles east of Ascot Heath, Berkshire, England. It serves the Ascot Racecourse when there is a race day.

The Agusta A109 is a lightweight, twin-engine, eight-seat multi-purpose helicopter. It is also known as AgustaWestland AW109. It is widely used in light transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles and it is also a preferred private helicopter.

The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- and twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It is a very versatile and one of the most popular light helicopters due to its relatively low operating costs.
The 206L LongRanger is a stretched variant of the Bell 206 JetRanger with seating for seven. The helicopter in the video was manufactured in 1989 and has an Allison 250-C30P engine.

The Airbus Helicopters H145 (originally EC145) is a twin-engine light utility helicopter developed and manufactured by Airbus Helicopters. The EC145 was a joint development between Eurocopter and Kawasaki Heavy Industries on the basis of their successful prior jointly produced BK 117 C1.

Robinson R66 is a five-seat, two-bladed single engine light utility helicopter powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The helicopter also has a separate cargo compartment, it is slightly faster and smoother than the Robinson R44 from which it is derived.

The AS355 Écureuil 2 (or Twin Squirrel) is a twin-engine light utility helicopter. It is widely used around the world in various roles such as law enforcement, military, private and air rescue. Multiple cabin configurations can be used, between four and six passengers in a typical seating configuration, and large sliding doors can be fitted to either side of the cabin.

Special thanks and shout-out to my friend Foxxray who helped a lot with providing information beforehand! Thanks buddy! Check out his aviation channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVnEmm_N5plz5ZCxSzBdAcQ

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