Working with our growing community to study new flight paths that manage safety, noise, and annoyance

How you can impact the process:

Step 1

Learn about the airport’s goals, how flight procedures are developed, and the project timeline.

Step 2

Review the efforts undertaken so that our flight procedures may protect our community.

Step 3

Review videos and images of each draft flight procedure and their potential effects.

Step 4

If desired, submit your comments on the proposed flight procedures.

About the Flight Procedures Development Program

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District is in the process of developing new flight procedures that aim to maximize pilot safety and efficiency while working to lessen impacts to the community.

Offering pilots new flight paths in and out of our area may result in:

  • Less concentrated areas of aircraft noise, which will reduce annoyance for those on the ground.
  • Reduced flight track miles over the region, which means reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Increased safety, because flight paths are less congested and aircraft spend less time flying over neighborhoods.

Please note that these procedures will affect only those aircraft flying instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plans, which account for less than 30% of all air traffic in and out of the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

Information & Resources

Many different elements are considered when developing new flight procedures. Please use the options below to learn about the program, and how it might affect you.

About Truckee Tahoe Airport District

The Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK), managed by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD), is the largest general aviation airport in the northern Tahoe region. Managed by a Board comprised of 5 elected members from Nevada and Placer Counties, KTRK is a designated California Special District, and funding comes from fuel sales, real estate rent, and local property taxes.

The TTAD’s primary responsibility is to provide safe and efficient aviation facilities and services. Additionally, as a California Special District, the airport has an expressed mandate to provide benefit to its community. In addition to providing aviation services, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District supports community programs, initiatives and organizations, makes its facilities and land available for community use, operates as a base for emergency services, and makes sizable investments in the region it serves.