Located approximately 15 miles north of Reno, Reno-Stead Airport is working to develop itself as a major economic hub in the north valley. Recent improvements have included a new Air Tanker Fire Fighting Facility opened by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as 9,000 feet of new runway and upgrades to runway lighting.

On December 16, 2013, the new Reno-Stead Airport Terminal Building opened to serve the General Aviation community. The two-story, 12,000 sq ft building provides an Emergency Operations Center, Administrative Office, Community Conference Room, and a Pilot’s Lounge. The Freedom Flight Terminal is dedicated to the nation’s veterans who have served in the armed forces.

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Other recent airport improvements include:

  • Runway 8/26 - Brand New Pavement - Summer 2018
  • Runway 8/26 Area Safety Improvement – May 2011
  • Runway 32 Instrument Landing System (ILS) commissioned November 2009
  • A Wide Area Augment System (WAAS) was established at Stead in 2006
  • Runway 14/32 was lengthened to its current 9,000 ft dimension
  • Several on-airport road reconstructions have made access and security better.