Are you a Formula One enthusiast eagerly awaiting the 2023 United States Grand Prix? If you want to catch all the action in person, there’s no better way to arrive in style and convenience than by private jet to Austin, Texas.
However, the event has become a popular destination for private fliers in recent years, and the FAA has already instituted Special Air Traffic Procedures to deal with the heavy volume. Not to worry—book your trip as soon as possible, and Magellan Jets will ensure your flight to F1 Austin is safe, seamless, and enjoyable.
Here’s everything you need to know about flying private to the 2023 US Grand Prix!
**UPDATE: SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES
In anticipation of the heavy volume of flights coming into the Austin area for the US Grand Prix, the FAA has instituted Special Air Traffic Procedures including a Ramp Reservation Program for arrivals and departures at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from Thursday, October 19 at 8 a.m. CST through Sunday, October 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST. In addition, the FAA is warning that airports within a 50 NM radius of KAUS, including regional airports like Austin Executive and Georgetown Executive, will see increased traffic.
What does this mean for you? If you’re planning to fly private to Austin during the US Grand Prix, your private aviation provider will need to reserve a slot for your landing and/or departure. The FAA also warns those flying into Austin for the event should be prepared for holding or rerouting. Magellan Jets will handle all aspects of slot scheduling and flight planning, minimizing the impact to your trip as much as possible—but you’ll need to book ASAP if you want to secure a favorable slot!
WHEN IS THE 2023 F1 US GRAND PRIX?
Start revving your engines and mark your calendars—the 2023 US Grand Prix is set to take place on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. Central Time. Race weekend begins on Friday, October 19 with a 1:30 p.m. practice session and 5 p.m. qualifying. Saturday will play host to a Sprint Shootout race at 1:30 p.m. and a Sprint race at 6 p.m.
WHERE WILL THE 2023 US GRAND PRIX BE HELD?
Since 2012, Austin, Texas has been the home the United States Grand Prix. The 2023 US Grand Prix will be the eleventh race hosted at the Circuit of The Americas, or COTA for short—a 1,500-acre track and facilities complex just outside of the city. The circuit, the first built in America specifically for F1, was designed to incorporate the areas rolling hills. It features a distinctive rise into Turn One that has historically featured exciting overtaking action.
WHAT LUXURY EXPERIENCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR F1 AUSTIN?
The most exclusive viewing experience for the 2023 US Grand Prix is the F1 Garage 3-Day package. It includes Friday-Sunday viewing from the F1 Garage adjacent to the Williams Racing team garage on Pit Lane with full hospitality, as well as access to the Formula 1 Paddock Club lounge. You’ll also get to walk down Pit Lane with a front-row view into team garages, a guided track tour, and access to the podium ceremony to celebrate with the winners.
WHAT AIRPORT DO YOU FLY INTO FOR THE 2023 F1 US GRAND PRIX?
When flying to Austin for the 2023 F1 US Grand Prix, the preferred airport for private jet travelers is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Conveniently located just outside the city center, Austin-Bergstrom is also just a 15-minute drive from the Circuit of The Americas, ensuring a smooth and efficient start to your F1 adventure. While this airport services both commercial and private aviation, there are three FBOs (Fixed-Base Operators who offer services to private jets) at Austin-Bergstrom—Atlantic Aviation Services, Signature Flight Support, and Million Air Austin.
WHAT OTHER AIRPORTS ARE NEARBY OPTIONS FOR FLYING TO THE 2023 F1 US GRAND PRIX?
While Austin-Bergstrom is the primary choice for private jet travelers due to its runway size and proximity to the track, another excellent option to consider is Austin Executive Airport (EDC). Located on the northeast side of the city, Austin Executive caters specifically to business and private jets. EDC is about a 24-minute drive from COTA.
When you book with Magellan, you’ll work with a designated Private Aviation Consultant who will help you choose the right arrival location to fit your trip requirements.
Ready To Fly Private To The 2023 us grand prix?
At Magellan Jets, we understand your journey to America’s Formula 1 Grand Prix isn’t just about getting there, it’s about the experience—and that experience begins the moment you step aboard your private jet. We specialize in providing high-touch, elevated service to ensure your trip is nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s how we’ll help:
Expert Aviation Consultation: Your dedicated Private Aviation Consultant will listen to your trip requirements and match you with the perfect aircraft for your needs.
Personalized Itinerary: Our Guest Experience team will work with you to create a custom trip itinerary that aligns with your travel preferences, ensuring a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable journey beyond your flight.
VIP Services: Enjoy a range of amenities, from in-flight dining tailored to your preferences to ground transportation arrangements upon your arrival.
24/7 Flight Support and Customer Service: Our in-house Flight Support Department is staffed around the clock by aviation professionals and is ready to assist with any last-minute requests or changes to your travel plans.
Let’s work together to make your 2023 US Grand Prix flight experience unforgettable. Contact us today—call 877-550-5387 to speak to a Private Aviation Consultant and schedule your trip, or use the convenient instant charter quote tool below to search and request flights to Austin, Texas.