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

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

Airport Runway Lighting Back-up Generator Out of Service

October 5, 2018

The back-up generator for the runway lights is out of service. What this means to you is that if NV Energy mains power fails at night, the runway lights will not work. We discovered this on one of our routine checks and have been working on it since we found out.

Given the weather forecast for the next several days, it appears unlikely that a weather event would cause mains failure, but I wanted you to know in case you have night departures/returns planned for the next few days.

Our generator mechanics are working the issue right now, but it appears that the problem will take a few days to fix. As soon as we have it repaired I will let you know.

Please share this info with others who need to know.


Mike Scott
Reno-Stead Airport (RTS)
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority