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.


Runway 12/30 will be closed from Tuesday, May 15th until Thursday, June 21st for construction on the staging apron.

During this time, gliders will be operating from Runway 16/34. Please take extra precaution, communicate accurately on the UNICOM, and be prepared for a little additional traffic on Runway 16/34.

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve the airport.

2018 Aviation Roundup Air Show News:

We are pleased to announce that the Aviation Roundup Airshow will be hosting the US Navy Blue Angels on October 13th & 14th, 2018

Visit www.aviationroundup.com for more information.


B-17 Tour Stop

The B-17 Sentimental Journey will be making a tour stop at the Minden-Tahoe Airport August 27th – September 3rd. Come out to see the B-17. Rides and tours are available.

Visit the Tour Webpage for more information.

The Perlan Project had some successful flights. You can follow them on their webpage:

Perlan Project Blog

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:

MEV Build-A-Plane

Kids from the Minden-Tahoe Airport Build-A-Plane project work on the fuselage of the aircraft.

Kids from the Minden-Tahoe Airport Build-A-Plane project work on the fuselage of the aircraft.