RNO General Aviation

RNO General Aviation

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is where general aviation takes off. With more than 100 daily flight operations that include aircraft from a small single engine prop plane, helicopter, or medevac, to a large corporate jet, RNO has the staff, airfield, and services to meet your needs.

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Airfield Information

Flight Planning

Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides the following resources in a single location for your flight planning needs. RNO works in partnership with the FAA to enhance safety and minimize the incidence of runway incursions and pilot deviations. As users of the airport, general aviation pilots play a key role in ensuring aircraft safety in the air and on the ground.

RNO Preflight Checklist

  • Check NOTAMs for construction related closures.
  • Monitor the ATIS on 135.8 prior to entering class “C” airspace at Reno or contacting ground control for taxi instructions.
  • Contact Reno ground control on 121.9 prior to beginning your taxi.
  • Be alert and listen for any hold-short instructions from ATC.
  • Pay close attention to directional signage and surface markings.
  • Verify that you have the proper ATC clearance prior to entering any active movement areas.

For further information or suggestions, please contact the RNO Operations Department at (775) 328-6490 or toll-free at 1-877-RENOFLY, both available 24/7.

Flight Planning Resources

Always verify dates on each chart and consult appropriate NOTAMs. Ensure that all appropriate charts are included that are necessary for navigation. All data is published by FAA/NACO.

Sky Vector Aeronautical Charts
RNO Airport Flight Resources
VFR Sectional

RNO Weather Terminal Area Forecast and METAR
Live Flight Tracker RNO

DUATS – Flight planning website, providing immediate online access to US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved information.

LiveATC.net – “From Their Headsets to You”

Additional Resources

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
ASF – Mountain Flying

FAA – Aviation Safety
FAAST Mountain Flying Safety Briefing
Wind Shear Information
Weather Decision Making for GA Pilots

Aircraft for Sale
Aviation Directory
Airport Resource Center

Plane to See

  • ATIS PHONE — 775-348-1550
  • PRIMARY RUNWAY — 17R/L & 35L/R
  • ATIS — 135.8
  • CLNC DEL — 124.9
  • GND CON — 121.9
  • ASOS PHONE — 775-324-6659
  • RNO TOWER — 118.7
  • FUEL — Avgas, Jet A
  • ATLANTIC AVIATION — Unicom 131.6
  • Runway 17R/35L

    Runway 17R/35L (Western parallel runway running North- South) is 11,002 feet long.

    Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI)
    Instrument Landing System (ILS)
    VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Approach

  • Runway 17L/35R

    Runway 17L/35R (Eastern parallel runway running North-South) is 9,000 feet long.

    Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI)
    Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL’s)
    VOR Approach

  • Runway 8/26

    Runway 8/26 (East-West) is 6,102 feet long.

    Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI)
    Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL’s)

  • Additional Info

    High Intensity Runway Lighting (HIRL) and lighted centerlines on Runways 17R and 17L allow reliable, all weather operations.

    RNO covers over 1,450 acres and is at an elevation of 4,415 feet.

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staffs and operates 24-hour Air Traffic Control Tower.

Supporting the Community

GA Services and Development

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    Hangar Leasing & FBO Services

    RNO has two full service Fixed Base Operators (FBO) to ensure general aviation pilots have the services and amenities they need. T-hangars are located on both the east and west side of the airport.

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    Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group

    The Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group (RTAG) is a membership-based organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who aim to support the thriving general aviation community in the Reno-Tahoe area.

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    Reno-Stead Airport

    The Reno-Stead Airport (RTS) is a 5,000 acre general aviation facility, owned and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, that is quickly becoming a major economic hub in northern Nevada