Greg Linton

An original member of the Universal Trip Support Services Team Europe, Master Trip Owner Greg Linton is known as a solutions-oriented problem solver. He's also known as an expert on operations around the globe, particularly to Europe, Africa and China. Since joining Universal in 2000, Greg has facilitated more than 9,100 trip legs. He has represented Universal at numerous industry tradeshows and conventions including the European Business Aviation Association Conference & Exhibition and the National Business Aviation Association Conference. Greg has also been interviewed for and contributed articles to many industry publications. Prior to joining Universal, Greg served as an aircraft maintenance administration supervisor in the United States Marine Corps. Greg holds a bachelor's degree in aviation management. He can be reached at greglinton@univ-wea.com.

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Business Aviation Trip Planning: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

This year the Farnborough International Airshow occurs July 14-20. While overnight parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Farnborough (EGLF), there are assorted operating restrictions and curfews that must be considered for travel during this period. The following is an overview of what operating considerations you need to know: 1. Farnborough (EGLF) is […]

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to the Shanghai International Circuit April 18-20, 2014. This popular Grand Prix event takes place just southwest of the Shanghai city limits – near the town of Anting. Planning early for this event will help ensure preferred aircraft parking, services, and hotel accommodation options for General Aviation (GA) […]

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Bahrain Grand Prix 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Bahrain Grand Prix 2014

The 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix takes place April 4-6 at the Bahrain International Circuit.The Bahrain International Circuit, which uses a 15-corner configuration, made history back in 2004 as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. If you’re planning to attend, or even fly into Bahrain […]

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Malaysia Grand Prix 2014

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Malaysia Grand Prix 2014

The 2014 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix will be held March 28-30 at the Sepang International Circuit. This race circuit is located closer to Kuala Lumpur Intl (WMKK) and about 60 km south of central Kuala Lumpur. If you’re heading to this part of the world during this time period, it’s recommended to begin setting up […]

March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Planning Tips for the 2014 Business Airport World Expo at Farnborough

Planning Tips for the 2014 Business Airport World Expo at Farnborough

The Farnborough Business Airport World Expo is Central Europe’s exhibition focused on showcasing Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs); Maintenance, Repair, and Overhauls (MROs); ground handling agents; and fuel companies to an audience of executive jet owners, operators, chief pilots, schedulers/dispatchers, and brokers. This event takes place at Farnborough (EGLF) March 26-27, 2014, and it’s anticipated that over […]

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place March 14-16 at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit – just a few kilometers south of central Melbourne. Always a popular event in the F1 circuit, the Australian Grand Prix is expected to draw over 300,000 visitors this year. Likewise, general aviation traffic is expected to be elevated. […]

February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Brazil Grand Prix 2013: Tips for Bizav Operators

Brazil Grand Prix 2013: Tips for Bizav Operators

The Brazil Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place November 22-24 at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace Interlagos circuit located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. The 4.3-kilometer, counterclockwise circuit features a very unique layout: tight infields, long straights and the infamous "Curva do Laranjinha." Due to the popularity of this Grand Prix event and the […]

November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to Austin, Texas, for the 2013 US Grand Prix

Business Aviation Ops to Austin, Texas, for the 2013 US Grand Prix

US Formula One Grand Prix 2013 takes place November 15-17 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas track is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the US. For many business aircraft operators, the chance to visit Austin is always a welcome opportunity, and this upcoming racing event […]

October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 (UAE): Tips for Bizav Operators

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 (UAE): Tips for Bizav Operators

The 2013 Abu Dhabi Eithad Airways Formula One Grand Prix takes place November 1-3 at the Yas Marina Circuit. This promises to be a lively and well attended international racing event. An expanded entertainment program will be featured this year – both pre- and post-race – with some of the biggest names in Arab and […]

October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning into South Korea: 2013 Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Trip Planning into South Korea: 2013 Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix

The 2013 Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix runs October 4-6 at the Yeongam international circuit. The race circuit was completed in 2010, and Korea is a new addition to an increasingly busy Formula 1. Yeongam is located some distance from major cities. For those planning to operate an aircraft into South Korea for this year’s […]

September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning for the 2013 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Trip Planning for the 2013 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

The 2013 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix runs August 23-25 at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in the Ardennes forest 22 miles southeast of Liege. This is one of the most popular circuits in the annual Formula 1 calendar. If you want to go to the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, it’s best to begin the […]

July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

This year’s Magyar Nagydij Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held July 26-28 at the Hungaroring circuit, just outside Budapest, Hungary. Keep in mind that this will be a busy time in the Budapest area. Business aircraft operators need to plan in advance to secure the best parking and accommodation options. Here is what you’ll […]

June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: German Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

Business Aviation Trip Planning: German Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

This year’s German Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held July 5-7 at the Nurburgring circuit. Note that this is a different race track, and location, than last year’s Nordschleife event. The 2013 German Grand Prix is anticipated to draw a large crowd and may result in increased General Aviation (GA) traffic. Due to this […]

June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Preparation: British Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

Trip Planning Preparation: British Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013

The 2013 British Formula 1 Grand Prix runs June 28-30 at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit north of London. This promises to be yet another busy event, bringing a large amount of General Aviation (GA) traffic into the UK. Business aircraft operators planning on flying into the UK around the time of this event need […]

June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Several good airport options are available for business aircraft operators intending to visit the Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix which runs July 7-9 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneaux in Montreal. Here’s some information to help you with your trip planning: 1. There are 3 primary airports to consider for the Canada F1 Grand Prix Three […]

May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – a Quick Rundown of Information for Your Trip Planning

Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – a Quick Rundown of Information for Your Trip Planning

Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana is coming soon, May 10-12, at the Catalonia circuit just north of Barcelona. The first Spanish Grand Prix was held in 1913 and the event has only grown in popularity over the years. It’s important to begin working with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as soon as possible, […]

May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment More
9 Tips for Operating to Geneva – Just in time for EBACE

9 Tips for Operating to Geneva – Just in time for EBACE

When operating a business aircraft to Geneva (LSGG), such as for the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), be particularly careful with airport curfew hours and airport slot/PPR requirements. While aircraft parking is usually available at this location there are several alternate airports to use if and when required. Here are some tips to […]

May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Things to Consider when Selecting Tech Stops

Things to Consider when Selecting Tech Stops

For business aircraft operators, a range of considerations must be taken into account when selecting tech stops. Ideally, you’re looking for a trouble-free experience for both crew and passengers. Some tech stop locations are easier and more reliable than others. Always consider your operations’ specification restrictions when choosing routings and tech stops and look for […]

April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

The Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be held April 19-21 at the Bahrain F1 circuit. Because of increased business aviation and general traffic for this event, it’s best to begin organizing your trip as soon as possible. Here is some information to help you with your planning: 1. There are 3 primary airports to […]

March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Flying to the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Flying to the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

This year’s Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix will be held March 22nd-24th at the Sepang International circuit, located about 60 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Business aircraft operators planning to attend the Grand Prix should make arrangements for Malaysian permits, aircraft ground services, and hotel accommodations as early as possible. 1. There are two […]

February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Farnborough Business Airport World Expo Is Fast Approaching

Farnborough Business Airport World Expo Is Fast Approaching

Farnborough Business Airport World Expo 2013 takes place March 19 – 21 at a conference center across the field from Farnborough (EGLF) FBO facility. This event will attract general aviation (GA) trade visitors, including FBO representatives, ground handlers, charter operators, scheduling and dispatch directors, and assorted GA service providers. 1. Will this event cause a […]

February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
8 Tips for Flying to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

8 Tips for Flying to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held 15-17 March at the Albert Park circuit, south of Melbourne. There are three airport options for business jet operators traveling to this event. The Australian Grand Prix is a busy period and draws large crowds. Best options, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations, […]

February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to the Brazil Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Operations to the Brazil Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobas Do Brasil Grand Prix will be held November 23 – 25 at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit, located south of Sao Paulo. The city will come alive during this event, and demand for business aviation and related services will be higher than normal. Best options in terms […]

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Flying to the Austin Formula 1 Grand Prix

Flying to the Austin Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held November 16th-18th on an all-new, purpose-built track at the Circuit of the Americas southeast of the Texas capital of Austin. The new 3.427-mile track will feature a selection of corner sequences inspired by the best Grand Prix venues. The Austin Grand Prix will be busy, […]

October 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More
5 of the World’s Most Popular Tech Stops for Business Aviation

5 of the World’s Most Popular Tech Stops for Business Aviation

For business aircraft operators, planning reliable tech stops is a key component in orchestrating successful international movements. Some regions of the world have multiple good tech stops available, while, in other areas, you’ll have limited options. On key routes – such as North America to Asia or Africa, and Europe to Africa, South America or […]

October 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Tips for Business Aircraft Operators Flying to the UAE for the Formula 1 Grand Prix

Tips for Business Aircraft Operators Flying to the UAE for the Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held November 2nd-4th at the Yas Marina circuit located on Yas Island. Abu Dhabi City will come alive during this event, and demand for business aviation services and other related travel accommodations will run high. An anticipated sell-out crowd of over 50,000 spectators […]

October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation + Cars: Flying to the Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation + Cars: Flying to the Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix

This year’s Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held 12-13 October at the Korea International Circuit in the South Jeolla region – southwestern part of the Republic of Korea (commonly referred to as South Korea). This circuit is some distance from Seoul, but there are four suggested airport options for business jet operators who […]

September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to the Japan Grand Prix

Business Aviation Operations to the Japan Grand Prix

This year’s Japan Grand Prix will be held 5-7 October at the Suzuka circuit in Mie prefecture about 50 km southwest of Nagoya. There are three primary airport options available for business jet operators who need to fly in for the event. As always, the best alternatives in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations […]

September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Singapore for the Grand Prix

Business Aircraft Operations to Singapore for the Grand Prix

The 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix takes place 21 – 23 September on a race circuit in the heart of the city. Two convenient airports are available for business jet operators wishing to attend. Best alternatives, in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations, will be available to those who book as early […]

August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
9 Tips for Bizav Operations to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix in September

9 Tips for Bizav Operations to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix in September

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest and most historic Grand Prix events. The first Italian Grand Prix was held in 1921 in Brescia, Italy – the first such race to be held outside France – and today the world- renowned event takes place at the Grand Prix circuit in Monza. The 2012 […]

August 6, 2012 | 2 Comments More