Aerial view of the Reno-Stead Airport taken from an aircraft flying overhead.

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

FAA Flight Advisory – GPS Testing Reno Area

GPS Testing
January 24, 2012 – February 2, 2012
Fallon, NV

GPS testing is scheduled as follows and may result in unreliable or unavailable GPS signal.

A. Location:

Centered at 393316N/1174400W or the MVA VOR 13.13 degree radial at 60.9NM.

B. Dates and times:

24 JAN 12 1500Z-1959Z 2130Z-2359Z
25 JAN 12 0000Z-0359Z 1500Z-1959Z 2200Z-2359Z
26 JAN 12 0000Z-0359Z 1500Z-1959Z 2200Z-2359Z
27 JAN 12 0000Z-0359Z
30 JAN 12 2300Z-2359Z
31 JAN 12 0000Z-0730Z 1630Z-2359Z
01 FEB 12 0000Z-0830Z 1500Z-2359Z
02 FEB 12 0000Z-0700Z

C. Duration:

Each event will last the entire requested period.

D. During testing, the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable within a 400NMR

centered at 393316N/1174400W or the MVA VOR 13.13 degree radial at 60.9NM at FL400 and above, decreasing in area with decrease in altitude to 346NMR at FL250, 267NMR at 10,000 FT MSL, 268NMR at 4,000 FT AGL and 249NMR at 50 FT AGL.

E. Pilots are strongly encouraged to report anomalies during testing

to the appropriate ARTCC to assist in the determination of the extent of GPS degradation during tests.

The NOTAMs discussed in this advisory may change with little or no notice. Pilots are
advised to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to operations in the
area. NOTAMs will be published at least 24 hours in advance of any GPS tests.