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For Pilots

Stead Airport

Reno Stead Airfield

Pilot information

Pilot registration is available during Race Week in the southwest corner of the RARA Hangar (labeled A2 on the site map), just behind (south of) the briefing room.

Pilot briefings

Pilot briefings are mandatory. Last-minute changes to the race and air show schedules are always possible due to weather, safety and flight operational consideration.

Airport information

The below airport facts are for general information only. Please refer to the latest published charts and other official sources of airport data when conducting flight operations.

Airport name:

Reno Stead Airport

ICAO/FAA Identifier:

KRTS (formerly 4SD)

Field Elevation:

5,046 MSL


N 39º 40.04'

W 119º 52.53'


08/26 7600x150 feet

14/32 9080x150 feet


Unicom: 122.7

Awos: 135.175 or 775-677-0589

Reno Approach/Departure: 126.3

Airport Administration:

Reno-Stead Airport Manager: 775-328-6573

Reno-Stead Airport Office: 775-328-6570


Site map

The site map shows the best way to reach automobile parking, and indicates the locations of on-site facilities, grandstands, vendor areas, and aircraft. PDF RARA Sitemap


Race Participant Contact:

Dana Searcy

Director of Aviation Resouces
Reno Air Racing Association