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Daniel Field expects air traffic spike for Masters Week

Wednesday expected to be busiest

Friday, March 30, 2012 9:33 AM
Last updated Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:38 PM
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Daniel Field has a busy week coming up.

Becky Shealy, the vice president of business development for Augusta Aviation, said between 500 and 600 aircraft will land at the airport between Monday and Sunday of Masters Week.

“We on an average day see from 10 to 20 aircrafts,” she said. “Masters Week we anticipate seeing 80 to 100 planes on the field.”

The aircraft, privately owned by corporations or individuals, must reserve an incoming landing slot
for all flights beginning Monday.

Air traffic controllers begin operating the Daniel Field tower Wednesday, Shealy said.

Typically, Wednes­day is the busiest traffic day at Dan­iel Field, followed by Friday. However, Shealy expects lower traffic Friday and Sun­day this year because they fall on Easter weekend.

Many travelers using Dan­iel Field land in Augusta during the morning and take off the same night. Though most planes don’t park overnight, Daniel Field is prepared to hold overflow from
Augusta Regional Airport, where the private plane terminal is under construction and affecting some parking areas.

Last year, Daniel Field was in the midst of construction that forced it to operate from a triplewide trailer with portable restrooms during Masters Week.

A renovated terminal opened March 6. Pilots and crew members will be treated to catered lunches in the new terminal.

“Everything’s fresh and new,” Shealy said. “We’re just excited to be one of the major gateways of the city.”

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 03/30/12 - 08:45 am
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Isn't this what is expected

Isn't this what is expected during Masters week?

CarlA
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CarlA 03/30/12 - 08:46 am
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In other news... The sun is

In other news... The sun is hot and grass is green!

scorehouse
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scorehouse 03/30/12 - 09:06 am
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wow. news must be in short
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wow. news must be in short supply. for the last 60 years this profundity has been reserved for the weekend paper.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/30/12 - 09:15 am
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Man, you folks are tough.

Man, you folks are tough. Good job Meg.

CarlA
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CarlA 03/30/12 - 12:37 pm
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In all fairness to Meg, the

In all fairness to Meg, the article is more about the new renovations at the airport. I think the article headline was a little misleading.

ExpertCompSci
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ExpertCompSci 03/30/12 - 10:24 pm
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This is uncommon Master's air

This is uncommon Master's air traffic for Augusta. The Thomson airport has been taking some Master's traffic away from Augusta because county government up there is not perverted, as is Augusta/Richmond. The airport at McDuffie County is much nicer, accomodates more traffic and is a sound investment - a benefit reserved for thinking people.

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allhans 03/31/12 - 02:20 am
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But...When you land at Daniel

But...When you land at Daniel Field you are HERE! Maybe 5 minutes away.

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