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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 have proof of acceptable insurance & sign the ASI Waiver of Liability

Airfield Summary

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 and fill out a copy of the log (LOG)

Airfield Information

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:

1400/20 feet
3100 feet
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.

Class D Procedures


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


ADSB is required in and around Reno Class C. 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

On field weater monitor:
Sign up for a free account at Weather Link and search Weather Link for "AirSailing Gliderport"
You can use the "Davis Instruments" WeatherLink app on iOS (there may be a app for other platforms too)
There is a Monitor Console next to the VHF radio in the clubhouse too.
    • Dropping terrain on approach to Rwy 21 and 17
    • Avoid wake turbulence from hangar while landing Rwy 21.
    • 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: FAA SUA page
Regular Tow
$2.20 per 100 feet
Simulated Rope Break
Pattern Tow
Land on Tow
Aero Retrieve, Ferry Tows etc.
$220 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.