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The Truckee Tahoe Airport is a community airport that provides high quality aviation facilities and services to meet local needs, and strives for low impact on our neighbors while enhancing the benefit to the community-at-large.

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Welcomes You!

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Runway Cameras

One of eleven solar powered runway cams at KTRK. Cameras are used to record airport flight operations data & monitor our Fly Quiet programs. The cameras will eventually mitigate our POS (Point of Sale), "Transient Use Fee" system, similar to that now used on the automated Golden Gate Bridge toll system. As part of our "Good Neighbor" policy, the cameras are also used in conjunction with our Vector and MLAT (flight tracking) systems to monitor compliance with our NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES!

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Aviation Alphabet

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) developed the current phonetic alphabet system in the 1950's in order to standardize nomenclature and avoid radio communication misunderstandings. It is used internationally today in both civilian and military applications for such aviation related broadcasts as airport taxiways, airport identifier codes and aircraft tail numbers. Fun exercise: Have your kids spell their name using the Pilot's Alphabet!

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Airport G.M. Kevin Smith Awarded A.A.E. Certification...

and joins an elite group of airport executives who have completed all requirements of the 61-year-old program.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Mr. Kevin Smith, A.A.E., General Manager, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Click here for full Press Release

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Proposed Multi-Use HANGAR 3 - Opt 1, 2, 3 or 4

Public Input Requested! The Airport Board of Directors is looking for community input regarding options for a combination De-Icing Hangar and Community Meeting Space / Event facility. ➤Click here for Hangar 3 OptionsClick here to give "FlashVote" input

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Local EAA Chapter volunteers take 101 "Young Eagles" to the sky at Truckee Tahoe Airport! "Free airplane rides are just part of the Young Eagles experience," said Tom Meadows, Young Eagles Coordinator. "We hope to kindle a dream that will lead them into the aviation community." ➤ Click here for full story

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Airport Awarded Special District Transparency Certificate of Excellence!

Truckee Tahoe Airport was awarded a District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the SDLF, in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency & good governance. ➤ Click Here For More InfoCertificate

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It's why we come here. It's why we fly here. It's why we live here. Lets work together to keep it this way. Learn what the airport and pilots are doing to reduce impact on our local community.
Click here for Martis Creek Resevoir video link
Click here for Airport Fly Quiet Program efforts
Poster picture taken from highway 267 looking out on the open space Martis Valley meadow at the approach end of Runway 29.

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Airport Gives Back to Truckee Tahoe

Interview with G.M. Kevin Smith - Part 1: The Airport Today
Interview with Kevin - Part 2: Giving Back To Our Communiuty
Interview with Kevin - Part 3: Airport Future Plans

Educational, Safety & Noise-Abatement Videos

KTRK CAUTIONS: Mountainous Terrain / High Density Altitude / Glider Activity / High Field Elevation / Wind Gusts / Wildlife
KTRK: RWY 02 - Arrival from the North (VFR)
KTRK: RWY 02 - Departure "Preferred Calm Wind Departure Runway" (VFR) NEW!
KTRK: RWY 1 1 - Departure to the Northwest (VFR)
KTRK: RWY 20 - Arrival Gateway (VFR)
KTRK: RWY 20 - Departure Left 270° to the West (VFR)
KTRK: RWY 29 - Arrival Gateway (VFR)
KTRK: RWY 29 - Departure Bypass (VFR)


Want to have a voice in what goes on at your airport? TTAD is recruiting for 2 available seats on ACAT. Click heading for more info.

New Airport Commercial Building to house Clear Capital and two rental car agencies. Click heading for more information.

Incredible aerobatics, great ramp displays and perfect weather, enthrall record crowds of 12,000+ at the TTAD AirShow & Family Festival!

Jul 01, 2015

Come view the art exhibits of local and regional artists displayed at Truckee Tahoe Airport's terminal building. Exhibits change seasonally.

Jun 29, 2015

In Partnership with the Truckee Fire Protection District, TTAD purchased a new multipurpose Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Fire Engine.

TTAD Board of Directors votes to fund a portion of the Truckee Donner Rec & Parks Aquatic Center.

C172 100LL vs C172 Diesel. Click on Heading for specific TRK Area Flight Times. Please provide your input at:

Jun 20, 2015

Interesting history going back to 1933, along with unique stats about the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.

Jun 19, 2015

TRK is conducting a noise comparison test on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:30pm-4:00pm between a standard C172 and a diesel C172.

Truckee Tahoe Airport has launched an official Facebook page! Please click heading for more info.


Welcome from the General Manager

Since 1958, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District has been providing a high quality, safe facility for pilots, visitors and the community. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range at an elevation of 5,900 feet, twelve miles from Lake Tahoe, we promise one of the most scenic flight and visiting experiences in the world. We are proud of our pilot safety and community programs, state-of-art energy saving facilities and top notch staff and leadership. We are committed to offering the best small, mountain airport in the Country.

Kevin Smith, General Manager

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