Our general aviation Airport is a 990-acre, full-service, non-towered facility located at the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Carson Valley area of Douglas County and just minutes from the pristine alpine waters of Lake Tahoe. Built in 1942 as a military training base, Douglas County operates the Airport to serve diverse aviation uses, including sport aviation, emergency services and corporate flying. The area is recognized as one of the best locations in the world for soaring and is home to approximately 18 businesses, over 400 based aircraft and an estimated economic impact of $47 million and 130 jobs.
We are well into the planning and preparation for the 2017 Aviation Roundup Air Show. This year’s show is going to be bigger than 2015. The USAF Thunderbirds are returning this year, with one small change: they will be landing and parking here at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. The US Army Golden Knights are also joining the 2017 team and will be jumping in to the Aviation Roundup. The US Navy Tac Demo team is making their second appearance in the valley, bringing back their F-18 Super Hornets, and the Canadian CF-18 Demonstration Team will also be here to demonstrate the awesome abilities of their Canadian F-18 Hornet.
The Airshow is October 7th & 8th. There will be a TFR over the airport for a couple of hours on the 4th, 5th, & 6th of October, and for the full day on the 7th & 8th. Keep checking back here for more information on the TFRs, and visit the Aviation Roundup webpage for more information on how to be a part of the show!
The Perlan Project had some successful flights. You can follow them on their webpage:
The Build-A-Plane project is a great way for kids to get involved in aviation, learn about aircraft, and actually work on an aircraft. You can get more information on the Build-A-Plane project here: