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MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

November 9-16, 2020

SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES

Special air traffic procedures to manage increased traffic, enhance safety, and minimize delays are in effect for the Augusta, GA area.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Traffic Management initiatives including, but not limited to, reroutes, miles-in-trail, altitude restrictions, ground stops, and ground delay programs may be required to/from the following airports:

AIRPORT

LOCATION

IDENTIFIER

Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field

Augusta, GA

AGS

Aiken Regional Airport

Aiken, SC

AIK

Daniel Field Airport

Augusta, GA

DNL

Thomson-McDuffie County Airport

Thomson, GA

HQU

AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER

The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower at Augusta Regional (AGS) will operate during the following periods:

DATE

TIME (EDT)

TIME (UTC)

November 8 - 16

0645-2300

1145-0400

FLIGHT PLAN FILING

In order to receive advanced navigation (RNAV) procedures/routes, ensure you use the correct PBN capability qualifier, in ICAO format, when filing your flight plan. Flight plans without the correct ICAO RNAV designators will receive conventional procedures.

ARRIVAL ROUTES

Jet and turboprop aircraft file one of the following preferred routes.

AGS (Filed AOA 150)

MEM VUZ ATL AHN PLYRR CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

IGB VUZ ATL AHN PLYRR CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

BNA ATL AHN PLYRR CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

ADTOP MGM ATL AHN PLYRR CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

GCV MVC MGM ATL AHN PLYRR CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

VXV SOT SUG GRD IRQ CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross 40NM N VXV AOB FL310

OKNEE FLO STWRT3 AGS

expect to cross 20NM N OKNEE AOB FL230

GSO STWRT3 AGS

expect to cross GSO AOB FL300

CAE STWRT3 AGS

expect to cross 45NM N CAE AOB FL230

SAV STUGE3 AGS

expect to cross SAV AOB FL240

SPIKY Y436 PITRW CHS STUGE3 AGS

 

PSK SPA GRD IRQ CLUBB CADIE AGS

expect to cross PSK AOB FL300

AGS (Filed AOB 140)

HEPUT AGS

 

GRD IRQ CLUBB CADIE AGS

 

CAE CAE235 CAE235040 EMR AGS

 

HQU (Filed AOA 150)

MEM VUZ ATL AHN HQU

expect to cross ATL AOB FL210

IGB VUZ ATL AHN HQU

expect to cross ATL AOB FL210

BNA ATL AHN HQU

expect to cross ATL AOB FL210

ADTOP MGM MCN V56 HARLE HQU

expect to cross MCN AOB 110

GCV MVC MGM MCN V56 HARLE HQU

expect to cross MCN AOB 110

EUF MCN V56 HARLE HQU

expect to cross MCN AOB 110

VXV SOT SUG GRD IRQ HQU

expect to cross 40NM N VXV AOB FL310

OKNEE FLO CAE V325 BLANE IRQ HQU

expect to cross 20NM N OKNEE AOB FL230

GSO CAE V325 BLANE IRQ HQU

expect to cross GSO AOB FL300

ALD NORMS CAE V325 BLANE IRQ HQU

 

PSK SPA GRD IRQ HQU

expect to cross PSK AOB FL300

HQU (Filed AOB 140)

GRD IRQ HQU

 

DBN V267 HADOC V56 HARLE HQU

 

DNL (Filed AOA 150)

MEM VUZ ATL AHN V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

IGB VUZ ATL AHN V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

BNA ATL AHN V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

expect to cross ATL AOB FL240

ADTOP MGM MCN V56 IRQ DNL

expect to cross MCN AOB 110

GCV MVC MGM MCN V56 IRQ DNL

expect to cross 50NM W MCN AOB FL240

VXV SOT SUG GRD IRQ DNL

expect to cross 40NM N VXV AOB FL310

EUF MCN V56 IRQ DNL

expect to cross MCN AOB 110

OKNEE FLO CAE V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

expect to cross 20NM N OKNEE AOB FL230

GSO CAE V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

expect to cross GSO AOB FL300

ALD NORMS CAE V325 BLANE IRQ DNL

 

PSK SPA GRD IRQ DNL

expect to cross PSK AOB FL300

 

DNL (Filed AOB 140)

GRD IRQ DNL

 

DBN V267 HADOC V56 IRQ DNL

 

AIK (Filed AOA 150)

MEM VUZ ATL AHN V325 BLANE AIK

expect to cross ATL at FL240

IGB VUZ ATL AHN V325 BLANE AIK

expect to cross ATL at FL240

BNA ATL AHN V325 BLANE AIK

expect to cross ATL at FL240

ADTOP MGM ATL AHN V325 BLANE AIK

expect to cross ATL at FL240

GCV MVC MGM ATL AHN V325 BLANE AIK

expect to cross ATL at FL240

VXV SOT SUG CAE AIK

expect to cross 40NM N VXV AOB FL310

OKNEE FLO CAE AIK

expect to cross 20NM N OKNEE AOB FL230

GSO CAE AIK

expect to cross GSO AOB FL300

ALD NORMS CAE AIK

 

PSK SPA CAE AIK

expect to cross PSK AOB FL300

AIK (Filed AOB 140)

DBN V267 HADOC V56 IRQ AIK

 

POTENTIAL HOLDING

Aircraft may be required to hold inbound due to weather or other constraints. Generally, pilots may expect to hold south of the IRQ VORTAC.

VFR ARRIVALS

VFR arrivals may expect lengthy delays outside Augusta Class D airspace during peak traffic periods. VFR advisory service within the Augusta terminal area will be on a workload-permitting basis.

IFR ARRIVALS TO DNL

IFR aircraft should cancel IFR with AGS approach as soon as they get DNL in sight. The pilot is not required to cancel IFR flight plan while airborne.

DEPARTURES

AUGUSTA REGIONAL AIRPORT (AGS) - All departing aircraft contact clearance delivery on 118.65. Advise if IFR or VFR.

DO NOT CALL GROUND CONTROL TO TAXI until you are the number one aircraft that can enter a taxiway from the ramp or parking area.

DO NOT LEAVE RAMP / PARKING AREA until you have received taxi instructions and, if IFR, have received an IFR clearance.

DO NOT CALL THE TOWER FOR DEPARTURE until you are in the number one position for the runway.

RAMP / PARKING areas are considered uncontrolled.

DANIEL FIELD (DNL): IFR aircraft should call HQU GCO (706-771-1777) for IFR clearance.

AIKEN REGIONAL (AIK): All departing IFR aircraft contact Augusta Approach Control on 126.075 for IFR clearance prior to departure.

THOMSON-MCDUFFIE (HQU): IFR aircraft should call HQU GCO (706-771-1777) for IFR clearance.

DEPARTURE ROUTES

Jet and turboprop aircraft filed out of AGS, DNL, HQU, or AIK should file one of the following preferred routes:

Note: Aircraft unable to navigate via RNAV procedures must notify Augusta Tower or Augusta TRACON and should expect radar vectors.

Note: Aircraft cleared via SAMMI, DOVER, KAOLN, MISTY, NDINA, AZALA, or RDBUD SID’s must remain on the published heading until advised by ATC. Aircraft cleared via the JUNPR or CHATT SID’s may proceed on course after the last waypoint.

AGS and AIK

TYPE

ROUTE

Any

JUNPR5 MCN or JUNPR5 AMG

Turbojets

KAOLN6 expect on course with ZTL

Turbojets

CHATT6 HOGAP or CHATT6 GSO

Any

SAMMI4 SAMMI expect on course with ZJX via CAE

Turbojets

DOVER5 DOVER expect on course with ZJX

Props

RDBUD4 RDBUD expect on course with GSP TRACON

DNL and HQU

TYPE

ROUTE

Turbojets

MISTY6 HADOC expect on course with ZTL

Turbojets

CHATT6 HOGAP or CHATT6 GSO

Any

SAMMI4 SAMMI expect on course with ZJX

Props

AZALA4 AZALA expect on course with GSP TRACON

Props

NDINA5 NDINA expect on course with ATL TRACON

VFR DEPARTURES/IFR PICKUP

VFR departures should not expect to obtain an IFR clearance within 100 miles of AGS.

IFR OVERFLIGHTS

IFR overflights below 16,000 feet MSL expect a routing to avoid the Augusta area.

VFR ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES TO/FROM DNL

VFR arrivals and departures operating to/from DNL should navigate between the IRQ250Radial and the IRQ010Radial due to high traffic volume south and east of DNL.

COLUMBIA METROPOLITIAN AIRPORT (CAE)

Arrivals to CAE transitioning from the west expect to cross MONET at 13,000 feet and 250 knots with route: IRQ V155 WIDER CAE

LEIDOS FLIGHT SERVICES

Pilot briefing and flight planning services are available online through the LEIDOS Pilot Portal at https://www.1800wxbrief.com/Website/ or by telephoning LEIDOS Flight Service at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433). Press 1 for a briefer, press 4-2, then 1 for Georgia.

Contact Macon Radio on 122.3 in the Augusta, Georgia area for VFR flight plan activation, closure, or in-flight pilot reports.

Remember to close your flight plan*

D O T Triskelion

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

800 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20591

(866) TELL-FAA | (866) 835-5322