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Pilots must receive and document attendence at a flying safety briefing prior to their first flight of the year.

Pilots & aircraft owners must attach proof of acceptable insurance to the pilot's ASI Waiver of Liability

Airfield Summary

Air Sailing Gliderport is located in Washoe County, Nevada approximately twenty-six miles north of Reno-Tahoe International Airport and eight miles west of Pyramid Lake.

Field Elevation: 4300 ft. MSL

Latitude: N39 degrees 52 minutes
Longitude: W119 degrees 42 minutes

Air Sailing has three usable runways and an auxiliary strip. Two runways are partially paved. The paved areas can be used for takeoff and/or landing:

03R/21L
1400/20 feet
3100 feet
17/35
1500/20 feet
7600 feet

All runways are kept in very good condition. Runway 21L (the generally the favored runway for landing in the afternoon) is wide enough to land several gliders abreast. Typically, we take off on the paved portion of the runways, and land in the adjacent dirt. A parallel dirt strip on 03L/21R is primarily used by the towplanes to stay clear of staging gliders, but is available for glider use as needed.

Frequencies Used

Multicom 122.9 below 7000 ft MSL

NorCal Tracon 126.3 above 7000ft MSL

Air-to-air (optional/encouraged) 123.3 above 7000 ft MSL

Pilots of aircraft arriving or departing Air Sailing Gliderport, or conducting other than arriving or departing operations below 7000' MSL, should monitor and communicate as appropriate on our MULTICOM frequency 122.90 MHz within 10 miles of the Gliderport unless required to do otherwise by NorCal.

Radio communications between glider and tow pilot is required before all takeoffs at Air Sailing. Pilots of aircraft arriving or departing Air Sailing Gliderport may obtain the current information from Reno ATIS frequency 135.8 MHz for local NOTAMs and the active runways at Reno/Tahoe International Airport.

Recommended Comm Procedures

Transponders

Use of Mode C transponders is strongly encouraged in the Reno APC area (50 nm). A nationwide transponder code (1202) for gliders "not in contact with ATC" is now in effect.

Flight Service Station
Reno-Tahoe Airport (on field): 122.5, 122.2
(775) 858-1300

Local Weather Advisories

  Stead AWOS 135.175
Reno-Tahoe ATIS 135.8
 
 
Cautions
 
    • Dropping terrain on approach to Rwy 21 and 17
    • Avoid wake turbulence from hangar while landing Rwy 21. Land past the beautiful and iconic windmill (note: sadly, the windmill has been removed & sold at Safety Chairman John Scott's direction).
    • Start gate and finish gate are near left base leg of Rwy 21.
    • PYRAM intersection 3.5 miles west of gliderport, southbound traffic descending through 10,000' MSL. Transponder use strongly advised. Squawk 1202.
    • East-to-west, low altitude, military visual training route 3 miles north of gliderport.
    • Numerous gliders gloriously climbing into the stratosphere in all quadrants.
    • Check out this website for MOAs and Low level trraining routes in the local area: See and Avoid

    Please read our Ops Procedures  document for more information.

 
 
 
Tows
Cost
Regular Tow
$1.70 per 100 feet
Simulated Rope Break
$16.00
Pattern Tow
$21.00
Land on Tow
$26.00
Aero Retrieve, Ferry Tows etc.
$170 per tach hour

Each aircraft departure from Air Sailing Gliderport is subject to a $4.00 Facility Maintenance Fee.

Invoices are mailed periodically and are due upon receipt.

 
 
Field Operations Guide
 

Pilots should familiarize themselves with Air Sailing's operating rules and policies before arriving at the gliderport by reading the

ASG Operating Procedures . A copy of this guide is also located onsite in the clubhouse.