Sierra SkyportKMEV

Northern Nevada's premiere Cirrus service and training center!

Wifi, Redbird MX2 full motion simulator, Bose A20 headsets, snacks, water, coffee

CFI Rate: $75.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $75.00/hr


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Use AVFuel Card provided with aircraft

Access to aircraft

Staff will be present to dispatch aircraft

Returning aircraft

During business hours: Taxi to Sierra Skyport hangars, staff will receive and store aircraft

After business hours: Use "reserved" tie-downs adjacent to Sierra Skyport Terminal and self-service fueling pumps. Leave keys in drop box next to terminal building.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Provide receipts, will reimburse up to $6/gal

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Immediately contact Sierra Skyport at 775 309 4423 for further instruction

What fuel to expect and how to change it

Expect at least "tabs". If additional fuel is required, use the AVFuel card included in the aircraft to refuel. With advance notice, Sierra Skyport staff can have the aircraft fueled per-pilot request.

Local Airspace Considerations

Best way to get flight following

Contact Norcal Approach when transiting north.

Local reporting points

Sky ponds (north of field), HWY 88 (south of field), Kingsbury drive (West over Lake Tahoe)

Local Flight Planning Tips

Noise sensitive areas

Residential areas to north and south of 16/34

unique weather challenges/microclimates

High density altitudes on warmer days, up and down drafts from Lake Tahoe.

local terrain considerations

Be aware of Lake Tahoe Terrain and passes before departing area.

Best airports to visit in the areas

KSPZ, 057, KAUN, 022, KTRK

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Lake Tahoe

Local laws not listed on the charts

Calm wind runway is 34

Density altitude considerations

Avoid full fuel when on high DA days with the SR20. Always run a weight and balance calc!

Traffic flows around local sites/terrain features

Avoid flying north east of the field due to intense glider activity and parachute activity.

Local Airfield Operations

Traffic pattern altitudes

5700 ft

Special cautions for flying the pattern

Calm wind runway is 34. 30 is usually used by glider tow operations but available to anyone.

Runway surface


May 25, 2015, 10:33 p.m.

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Operator Info

1138 Airport Road
Minden, NV 89423
Sierra Skyport

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