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

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

Reno-Stead Taxiway A Modifications

To facilitate the reconstruction of TWY B between TWY A and RWY 8/26 the contractor needs to place barriers along the north edge of TWY A where it passes the entry to TWY B. This will reduce the width of TWY A between the ramp and the end of RWY 32.

In addition to placing the barriers, the contractor will move the TWY A centerline stripe to an alignment that is 15’ from the south pavement edge.  This realignment of the TWY A centerline will allow aircraft with a wingspan of up to 58’ to pass the construction area without coordination at pilot discretion.

Attached are a set of drawings that depict how the taxiway will be re-aligned for pilot reference, and what it looks like for a Bonanza, a Diamond DA-40, and a King Air 350 moving thru the area. The yellow shading shows a 7.5’ wide main gear safety path on the adjusted centerline, while the white area shows the wingtip path. Note that on the adjusted centerline, no wingtips pass over the construction barriers. Again, there will be no less than 15’ from the adjusted centerline to the edge of pavement.

We plan to move barriers later next week. Please let me know if you have questions or feedback about this plan.

I will send a Stead Tenant Bulletin out next week before we implement this with any final adjustments.


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

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