Truckee Tahoe Airport

Trouble in paradise?

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) board of directors has three of five seats up for election in November. The TTAD is one of nine special district airports in California. The Community Airport Restoration Effort (CARE) has launched a vigorous, professional campaign to replace the incumbents with non-pilot residents of Truckee. The published goals of CARE are to “decrease risk to Truckee, promote Reno (RNO) as the primary provider of visitor/business air service to the Truckee Tahoe region, and to take necessary steps to significantly reduce noise and its negative impacts on our property values, residents and visitors.” Simply put, that means curfews, severe restrictions to jet traffic and highly curtailed training operations.

Although TTAD covers 560 square miles in Placer and Nevada counties, the airport abuts the Town of Truckee, therefore the Town is directly impacted by airport operations and adjacent land uses, while the rest of the district is not. If CARE is successful in their campaign to elect their candidates to the board at this November’s election it’s anyone’s guess what the future will hold for the airport.

Tim LoDolce
Truckee Tahoe (TRK) ASN Volunteer