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Started by Gary Summons, Jun 08, 2024, 06:08 PM

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Truckee Tahoe Airport **NOW RELEASED** (MS Marketplace/Simmarket)

Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK/TRK) is a public airport located in Truckee, California, serving the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region. It has a rich history that reflects its development from a modest airstrip to a bustling regional airport.

The Truckee Tahoe Airport was established shortly after World War II. Initially, it was a small, unpaved airstrip used primarily for general aviation and local flights. The post-war boom saw an increase in recreational flying and tourism in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area. The airport's popularity grew as more people discovered the region's beauty and recreational opportunities. The airport saw significant improvements during this 1960s-1970s , including the paving of runways, construction of taxiways, and the addition of hangars and other facilities. These upgrades helped accommodate more and larger aircraft, boosting the airport's capacity and safety. Further developments in the 1980s included modernizing airport facilities, enhancing navigation aids, and improving services for pilots and passengers.
During 1993 The Truckee Tahoe Airport District implemented a Noise Abatement Program to address community concerns about aircraft noise. This program includes specific flight procedures and community outreach efforts to minimize the impact of airport operations on local residents. The airport has continued to evolve, with ongoing improvements to runways, taxiways, and terminal facilities. The Truckee Tahoe Airport has also become a hub for emergency services, providing crucial support for firefighting efforts and medical emergencies in the region. During 2016  A major renovation project was completed, enhancing the main terminal building and adding new amenities for passengers and pilots. This project aimed to improve the overall user experience and support the growing demand for airport services. Today, Truckee Tahoe Airport serves a diverse range of users, including general aviation, business aviation, and emergency services. It plays a vital role in the local economy by supporting tourism, business travel, and community events.

Elevation: 5,900 feet (1,798 meters) above sea level.

Runway 11/29: 7,000 feet long and 100 feet wide, with an asphalt surface. This is the primary runway, capable of accommodating a range of aircraft from small general aviation planes to larger business jets.

Runway 2/20: 4,650 feet long and 75 feet wide, with an asphalt surface. This secondary runway is used for crosswind conditions.



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