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

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

Stead Wind Indicator

Reno-Stead Airport Wind Indicator

Today during our ongoing inspection and surveillance of the airfield condition today, we discovered the wind indicator in the segmented circle had failed pivot bearings.  This makes the wind indicator unserviceable.

We posted this NOTAM because the segmented circle is considered and aid to navigation.

RTS 08/004 RTS AD AP WDI U/S 2008132151-2008272359

Maintenance wizards here at RTS are assessing the repairs needed and we will cancel the NOTAM when we have the wind indicator back in service.

As an alternative for those who don’t listen to AWOS, there is a large windsock adjacent to the segmented circle, and each runway end has a secondary windsock located within 1,000’ of the threshold.


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