Elite Flight Training & ManagementKVGT
2 reviews

Offering the newest and safest aircraft, an impeccable maintenance program, and maintaining a state-of-the-art facility. We fly more hours per year that any other flight school in Nevada.

We have a Redbird Simulator, a AATD and a Frasca Helicotper Simulator

CFI Rate: $76.50/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $76.50/hr


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

The front desk can call and have the aircraft fueled to specifications for the renter, or the renter can call 702-261-3806 extension 2 to call for fuel.

Access to Aircraft

Aircraft binder is received from the front desk.

Returning aircraft during business hours

Ensure you write down the Hobbs and Tach numbers in the binder as well as sign the tracking sheet, return the binder to front desk personnel.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

The renter will turn in the fuel receipt and Elite will reimburse the renter. The fuel cost will be reduced from the cost of the rental, Elite will refund the gallons of fuel based on the rate of fuel at KVGT.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

The renter will call Elite at 702-835-1222 to report the problem and Elite will decide if they will send a mechanic out to the renter and aircraft or if Elite will have a local facility service the aircraft

Securing Aircraft

Pull straight in without running over the chains. Secure all tie-downs with chains.

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

Use caution when operating around other aircraft.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Aircraft are filled to tabs nightly.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard departure procedures

VFR: Runway 12R with a departure from the Right Downwind. IFR: Runway 25

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Request with ground before taxiing. Ground will assign a transponder code and inform the pilto fo the departure frequency, Class B clearance MUST be received from departure control before entering the Class B airspace.

Local reporting points

Santa Fe casino, Aliante casino, Lone Mountain, Red Rock, Bank of America Building, 3 Fingers Lakes (On TAC chart), If unfamiliar the pilot may report locations in reference to the KVGT airport.

Typical TFR considerations

No permanent TFRs, Class B airspace to the East and South of the airport and Restricted Airspace 25nm to the north.

Routine radio position reports

When returning to the airport from the Northwest practice area: Kyle Canyon Road and the Santa Fe. When returning fro the West: Red Rock Water retention Basin (on TAC chart) All others: As assigned by ATC.

Preferred IFR "gates" ATC wants you to file to

All departures from KVGT will Cross LAS-VOR unless the pilot request a VMC climb. VMC climbs are recommended for pilots departing to the Northwest and Northeast, VMC climb: expect to receive clearance: Climb VFR to 14,000’, Climb maintain XX,XXX’. Following the assigned IFR departures, Pilots are required to be above 3700 and below 5000 at RUCZO. Note: ATC will clear the pilot to a higher altitude but unless ATC states “without restrictions” the pilot must cross within these altitudes. Pilots may always ask ATC to clarify “with restrictions” or “without restrictions” on the initial call to Departure control.

Preferred VFR "gates" ATC wants you to depart to

Filing from the airport is expected by ATC.

Preferred VFR "gates" ATC wants you to arrive from

Filing from the airport is expected by ATC.

Local Airfield Operations

taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Runway 7 at taxiway G, intersection of taxiway A and B and Runway 12R at taxiway H

taxiing to the runways

Typical taxi instructions are to Runway 7 at taxiway G (Northwest side of KVGT), after you completed your ruun-up (run-up area is just west of taxiway G) taxi up to runway 7 at taxiway G and call Tower for clearance across runway 7. Typical departures are off of runway 12R..

run up area

Departure off runway 7 or 12R: To the West of the intersection of Runway 7 and taxiway G. (West of the green painted areas) Departure off 30L: follow taxiway B past taxiway K and you will see a large run-up area.

What does the tower want you to do before you call ready for takeoff?

Have talked to ground, completes run-up and be holding short of the assigned runway (do not call up leaving the run-up, wait until you are number 1).

traffic pattern altitude

3005 ft

preferred pattern entries

As directed by tower. Ensure you have contacted tower prior to entering the Class D airspace. If needed inquire Approach control for a frequency change.

special cautions for flying the pattern

Bravo surface area to the south and east of the airport, Bravo above.

Local Flight Planning Tips

Local hazards

Bravo airspace above KVGT at 4,500’, mountains and wind shear to north and west.


Mountains to north and west.

Nearby special use airspace

Restricted and MOAs North. Alert Area for military training above KVGT and to the Northwest

How to easily identify boundaries of overlying or nearby airspace

I-95 (8 lane highway) borders Bravo airspace to the south. When departing to the Northwest The I-95 marks the lateral boundary of the Class B and Restricted airspace.

Air carrier arrival paths to be avoided

When Departing to the Southwest (LA area), Air carrier arrivals decent from DAG to the LAS VOR from the flight levels to 10,000’. Pilots are requested to offset by 5 or more miles.

Unique weather challenges/microclimates

High density altitude makes climb difficult. When winds exceed 25kt the wind tends to come from the Southwest, this causes a strong cross-wind for all Runways at KVGT.

Local terrain considerations

Mountains and wind shear

Best airports to visit in the area

KHII, following the Colorado river to the south from the Hoover Dam and have lunch at the airport restaurant. KSEZ, Southeast of Las Vegas, great lunch and scenic flight to Sedona KFLG/KSEZ, Scenis flight to one of the largest craters in the southwest. KGCN, Grand Canyon international airport. Great scenic flight to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Ho KHII, following the Colorado river to the south and have lunch at the airport restaurant. KSEZ, Southeast of Las Vegas, great lunch and scenic flight to Sedona KFLG/KSEZ, Scenis flight to one of the largest craters in the southwest. KGCN, Grand Canyon international airport. Great scenic flight to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

Restrictions which apply to any nearby national parks

2,000’ AGL over lake. Additionally there is a extremely high volume of traffic over the Hoover Dam and Lake mead to the east of Las Vegas. These are Tour aircraft operating to the Grand Canyon.

Local laws not listed on the charts

Bravo transitions over the flight down the Las Vegas strip are usually not allowed.

Density altitude considerations

Major concern, must be accounted for. In the Summer the DA will reach 7,500’.

Nearby stadiums

No stadiums, but we have the Las Vegas strip with several hotel/casinos including the Stratosphere at 1,149’

Traffic flows around local sites/terrain features

Around Hoover Dam, 4,500 left traffic

Other important

Bravo is a big concern. KVGT is busy with traffic and helicopter operations coming in and out. Tower and ground are very helpful, and if you don’t know, ask!

March 6, 2015, 4:35 a.m.

Elite Flight Training & Management is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews.
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2634 Airport Dr. #103
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Elite Flight Training & Management

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