Masters Golf Tournament 2015

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Updated April 3, 2015

The 2015 Masters Golf Tournament will be held in the Augusta, GA area the week of April 6 through April 12.

There will be no FAA E-STMP air traffic slot reservation requirements for any of the Augusta-area airports during the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament. Each area airport will handle advance notification requirements differently. These requirements are outlined below.

The FAA has released an air traffic procedures NOTAM, which contains specific operational details on required routings in/out of the Augusta area, planned traffic management initiatives as well as other pertinent information.

Review the FAA’s Masters Golf Tournament air traffic procedures NOTAM (PDF)

In addition, FAA traffic management initiatives are likely during periods of peak demand. These initiatives may include ground delay programs (GDP), ground stops and miles in trail. When GDPs are implemented, they will be airport specific. The air traffic demand in conjunction with the airport arrival rate will determine the delay assignment. When GDPs are implemented, operators will receive expected departure clearance times.

Airport Specific Notes and Requirements

Detailed information is available in the letter to aircraft operators that has been released by the four Augusta-area airports: Augusta Regional Airport (AGS), Aiken Municipal Airport (AIK), Daniel Field Airport (DNL) and Tomson-McDuffie County Airport (HQU).

View the letter to aircraft operators. (PDF)

Pertinent operational information, which includes the advance notification requirements, is outlined below for each individual airport. All area airports have full service FBOs, which can accommodate operational and customer service needs.

Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (AGS)

  • No advance reservations required.
  • Aircraft will be accommodated on a “first come, first serve” basis. Once the ramp reaches capacity, a drop and go area will be activated to accommodate those aircraft that are just dropping off passengers and immediately departing.
  • Additional parking capacity will be available this year utilizing specific pre-authorized airport taxiways.
  • Air Boss Consulting International will provide ramp control advisory services to manage aircraft operations in the non-movement areas.

Aiken Municipal (AIK)

  • Parking reservations are recommended, and can be obtained through Aiken Aviation at (803) 648-7803), or via or their website at

Daniel Field (DNL)

  • No advance reservations required.

Thomson-McDuffie County (HQU)

  • Advance parking reservations are required for all turbine aircraft. Reservations can be obtained through Spirit Aviation at (706) 595-1300, or via their website at

Ramp fees are expected at each airport during this event. Please contact the FBO to obtain specific ramp fee information.