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

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

The FAA has Updated the Rules for Flying Around Washington DC.

Reno is almost all the way across the country from Washington DC, but you could find your self flying around the area on a vacation or for business.

In that case, the following information could impact your plans:

Revised DC SFRA Online Course
Notice Number: NOTC3390

DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) Course Updated

In connection with a November 30, 2011, change that eliminates the SFRA flight plan requirement for direct entry/exit from the Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), the FAA has published a revised version of the SFRA special awareness training course at

The updated and simplified course includes entry/exit scenarios, as well as revised versions of the downloadable kneeboard guides for operating in this airspace.  Pilots who have already completed the course are not required to take it again, but we encourage those operating in this area to review the material from time to time as a refresher.

The course, titled Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), is available in the online course catalog at While you are on that page, take a moment to check out the other online courses available!