Choosing Airport and transportation

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Choosing Airport and transportation

Post by SkatedSurferDude » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:20 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before but I am looking to fly in. I am guesing Reno or Empire as the best airport. How does one get tickets for Empire airport? Is it cheap. I like to use delta as I have some travel vouchers.

Also once there I hope to carpool. Or get any cervice that is setup.

anyone recomend an airport? time to come in for cheap tickets? Or anything else for flying burners?

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Post by AntiM » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:07 pm

Empire has a airport? Uh, are you sure? Might have a landing strip.

Reno is a real airport.

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Post by geospyder » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:20 pm

I was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe a dirt strip. As AntiM said - Reno has a real airport.
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:23 pm

airport code 1A8

Runway Length Width Type Condition Lights
07/25 3170 48 Dirt Good
18/36 3770 42 Dirt Good

no lights maybe, but it is "good" dirt!
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Post by geospyder » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:43 pm

Reno International Airport - RNO

Runway 16R/34L (Western parallel runway running North- South) is 11,002 feet long. Includes: Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI), Instrument Landing System (ILS) and VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Approach.

Runway 16L/34R (Eastern parallel runway running North-South) is 9,000 feet long. Includes: PAPI, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL’s) and VOR Approach.

Runway 7/25 (East-West) is 6,102 feet long. Includes: PAPI and REIL’s.

High Intensity Runway Lighting (HIRL) and lighted centerlines on Runways 16R and 16L allow reliable, all weather operations.

23 Passenger Boarding Gates.

RTIA covers over 1,450 acres and is at an elevation of 4,415 feet.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staffs and operates 24-hour Air Traffic Control Tower.
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Post by AntiM » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Show off.

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Post by Tiahaar » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:24 pm

well Somebody has to say it:

real 'fly-in burners' fly into Black Rock City airport :P

good playa dirt there too, exciting landings a bonus.

and you can walk to your camp :wink:
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Post by Sham » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:16 am

Maybe Empire SHOULD have an international airport. It would certainly help to build the area up.
I have flown into BRC Airport 3 times and always had nice smooth landings. The view of BRC is amazing from the sky, and very exciting as you get closer and closer.
In 2008 there was the wreck of a plane that crashed a little earlier off to the side of the runway. I don't think anyone was hurt, but the plane was never going to fly again.

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Post by geospyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:39 am

AntiM wrote:Show off.
Had to do it since I'm part of a joint volunteer program between the WCSO and RTAA doing aviation security at RNO :)
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Post by AntiM » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:08 am

geospyder wrote:
AntiM wrote:Show off.
Had to do it since I'm part of a joint volunteer program between the WCSO and RTAA doing aviation security at RNO :)
LOL, you said "joint".

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Post by geospyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:25 am

When I typed joint I paused just for a second thinking about making some comment but decided not to :twisted:
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Post by AntiM » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:34 am

geospyder wrote:When I typed joint I paused just for a second thinking about making some comment but decided not to :twisted:
I'm glad someone decided to be the adult. You're not fooling me though ...

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Post by geospyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:06 am

Yep - you got me. In theory I'm an adult, actually a senior adult, but I refuse to grow up. It is strange to be called a virgin at my age especially with four grandkids. Only 133 more wake ups until the drive to BRC.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 am

Don't forget the helipad at Wadsworth.


I'm sure the Empire airport is charter only. Unless you have your own plane. At any rate, no commercial flights.
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Post by Charlie_in_OC » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:45 pm

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Post by Sail Man » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:49 pm

Charlie_in_OC wrote:Reno to the Playa:

http://www.advantageflight.com/specials.html
Oh for the love of Dog no! You'll bring that batty lady out of the woods that went on and on about their horrible service :lol:
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:55 am

Sail Man wrote:
Charlie_in_OC wrote:Reno to the Playa:

http://www.advantageflight.com/specials.html
Oh for the love of Dog no! You'll bring that batty lady out of the woods that went on and on about their horrible service :lol:
Ah yes, that was one well-milked drama.
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Post by LostinReno » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:10 pm

AntiM wrote:
geospyder wrote:When I typed joint I paused just for a second thinking about making some comment but decided not to :twisted:
I'm glad someone decided to be the adult. You're not fooling me though ...
Don't let him fool you! :twisted:

I remember RNO 30 years ago when it was a shack with 4 terminals and you had to actually walk OUTSIDE and up the rolly staircase to get into the plane! It's enough that Reno built up it's airport lets not ruin Empire! :wink:

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Post by Playa Tom » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:18 pm

Both PanAm and Braniff have regular flights to Empire International Airport.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:09 am

Playa Tom wrote:Both PanAm and Braniff have regular flights to Empire International Airport.
TWA, too.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:10 am

I myself am strongly considering the Bismark Zeppelin and the Department of Tethered Aviation.
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Post by LostinReno » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:43 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Playa Tom wrote:Both PanAm and Braniff have regular flights to Empire International Airport.
TWA, too.
How could you forget PSA?? 8)

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:57 pm

I hear Frontier Airlines is going to make Empire their new hub :D
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There IS an Empire and a BM Airport

Post by cyberbiker » Mon May 04, 2009 4:16 pm

geospyder wrote:I was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe a dirt strip.
Empire does have an airport, http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.58019 ... 9&t=h&z=16 . A separate airport is also set up as part of BM on the playa called the Black Rock Airport, www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/airport . There are no scheduled flights into either, but you can fly your own plane or charter on (if you can find a charter co whose insurance covers it).

While the BM airport is just set up during BM, Empire Airport is operational year around, www.airnav.com/airport/1A8 .

If you're flush with cash, you can get a FAA Private Pilots License in about 6 weeks, provided you fly every morning. Given the economy, flight schools have lots of availability and there are plenty of airplanes for sale.
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Post by DrPeffer » Tue May 05, 2009 5:56 pm

[quote="geospyder"]I was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe a dirt strip. As AntiM said - Reno has a real airport.[/quote]

I was thinking the same thing as geospyder, who was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe they have, like, a dirt strip or something. As AntiM said, and then as geospyder said - Reno has a REAL airport.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 05, 2009 6:11 pm

DrPeffer wrote:
geospyder wrote:I was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe a dirt strip. As AntiM said - Reno has a real airport.
I was thinking the same thing as geospyder, who was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe they have, like, a dirt strip or something. As AntiM said, and then as geospyder said - Reno has a REAL airport.
You know, Fernly has one of those Potemkin Airports, and it is fabulous.
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Post by BitterDan » Tue May 05, 2009 6:36 pm

If you're flush with cash, you can get a FAA Private Pilots License in about 6 weeks, provided you fly every morning. Given the economy, flight schools have lots of availability and there are plenty of airplanes for sale.
I don't think a 6-week deep pilot should be attempting the flight and landing at Black Rock airport. Just sayin. :wink:
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Post by Thecatman » Tue May 05, 2009 8:12 pm

[quote=LostinReno]How could you forget PSA??[/quote] And Western Airlines, The Only Way to Fly.

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Post by LostinReno » Tue May 05, 2009 10:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
DrPeffer wrote:
geospyder wrote:I was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe a dirt strip. As AntiM said - Reno has a real airport.
I was thinking the same thing as geospyder, who was thinking the same thing as AntiM. Empire has an airport? Maybe they have, like, a dirt strip or something. As AntiM said, and then as geospyder said - Reno has a REAL airport.
You know, Fernly has one of those Potemkin Airports, and it is fabulous.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Ferntucky :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Choosing Airport and transportation

Post by cyberbiker » Wed May 06, 2009 2:13 am

To get the thread back on track...
SkatedSurferDude wrote:...I am looking to fly in. I am guessing Reno or Empire as the best airport. How does one get tickets for Empire airport?.. Also, once there, I hope to carpool. Or get any service that is setup...
The OP was to try to get an airport for a non aviator close to the playa.

For commercial flights, best bet remains Reno, then using one of the BM courier ground transpo methods. For flyers or those who wish to afford a charter aircraft, Black Rock Intl Airport puts you at the doorstep.
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