March 1, 2013
We will be seeing a flurry of activity begin here on Monday March 4th. As you have heard, the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority approved a new EOC/Terminal Building. The process for the move, demolition and new construction has begun and listed below is the schedule.
On Monday March 4th you will see two trailers delivered. They will be placed on the lawn area east of Gate 1. The 60 foot trailer will be the temporary administrative office for Patti and me. The second trailer, which will be directly across from our administrative office, will be the temporary pilots lounge.
You will see Q & D construction doing trenching for the temporary office and pilots lounge. Once the trailers are set, Staff will be transferring items from the current office to these trailers on March 5th. The official approval for Occupancy for the Administrative trailer and pilots lounge is expected by Monday March 11. Our contact phone numbers will stay the same, as will the mailing address.
On Tuesday, March 5th, the current pilot’s lounge will permanently be out of service by the end of our business day. Staff will begin disconnecting the utilities on March 6th and on March 7th, Pacific Mobile Structures will be here disassembling the trailer and removing it.
On Friday March 22nd All Weather Service will be here to relocate the AWOS. The AWOS will be off-line for a minimal time.
On April 1st Q & D will begin the demolition of the existing administrative office. Shortly thereafter, construction will begin on the new EOC/Terminal Offices with construction to be completed December 2013.
Please remember that the staff will be moving, and the electricity, cable and phones will be inoperable for a short period of time. I appreciate your understanding and your patience.
As many of you know, the FAA has been directed to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace system by 2015. Six test sites will be selected by the FAA, and the State of Nevada is actively engaged to be chosen as one of the six test sites. With Nevada’s extensive test range facilities, sparsely populated areas, and the various climates and topographies, we have an excellent chance of being selected. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has joined the state effort, and the Reno-Stead is identified as a potential research and development site. State success in this effort will allow the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and the Reno-Stead Airport to bring economic diversity and well paying jobs to the region. If successful, it is the intent of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority to work in concert with our Stead tenants to mitigate the impact of our airport, while still offering excellent facilities and services to the UAS community. I will keep you informed as the process moves forward.
The Sports Car Club of America will have their Tire Rack Street Survival America Teen Driving School on Saturday Mach 16, 2013.
Thanks for your help and cooperation in keeping Stead one of the best little GA airports in the west.