Truckee Tahoe Airport

Truckee Tahoe Airport

Truckee Tahoe Airport is a public general aviation airport located two miles (3.2 km) east of Truckee, California and situated in both Nevada County and Placer County. It is a bi-county special district.


Truckee Tahoe Airport covers and has two runways:

  • Runway 10-28: 7,000 x 100 ft. (2,134 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 1-19: 4,650 x 75 ft. (1,417 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt

AWOS is at 118.0. Runway elevation 5,900'. Both runways are lighted. Density altitude can exceed 9,000' in summer months. Downdrafts can occur on final to RWY 19. Glider pilots use LEFT traffic RWY 19. Powered pilots use RIGHT traffic RWY 19.

100LL and Jet A are available from 7am - 7pm, and self serve 100LL is available from 7am - 9pm. There are 210 paved tie-downs available for transient parking, no landing fees, and minimal overnight tie-down fees.

The airport is attended seven days a week, 6am - 11pm. Snow removal equipment is operated round-the-clock to clear runways during and after snowstorms. Pre-heating services and aircraft maintenance are offered on the field by local FBOs. No de-icing services are available.

The Truckee Tahoe Airport had a 500 gallon underground heating oil tank removed in 1986. Small amounts of oil that had leaked out were monitored and removed under the supervision of the Nevada County Health Department and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Six remaining aboveground tanks were functioning satisfactorily and are regularly leak tested.

Instrument Departures

IFR clearances can be requested from Oakland Center on frequency 127.95 which can be reached from most places on the field.

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