TVL – South Lake Tahoe Airport –

Rick Jenkins, the Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) has requested that we post the suggested neighbor friendly arrival and departure procedures. TVL is in a very noise sensitive environment, so please fly friendly if you plan to visit this beautiful place. TVL LAKE TAHOE AIRPORT ALL PILOTS PLEASE HELP!

 

HELP US BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR – OUR AIRPORT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA IS EXTREMELY NOISE SENSITIVE ?

PREFERRED TAKEOFF RUNWAY RWY 36 (IF WINDS ALLOW)

RUNWAY 36:
DEPARTING –
Noise Abate Procedure Climb straight out for about 1 mile ? when you are abeam the white-fenced in pasture, LEFT TURN to a heading of 320 degrees, track the center of the meadow until reaching the shoreline. Please avoid flying over the populated areas on either side of that course.

LANDING: (Requested Landing Technique if possible)
Land past the Displaced Threshold (located 2037 ft. from end of runway) ? If possible, maintain a slightly steeper approach and use reduced power setting(s) ? assist in reducing engine noise while flying over residential areas.

REQUEST: If performance allows, please adjust your flaps setting to accomplish a Reduced Thrust Takeoff, so to enable the aircraft to be at a higher altitude than normal before departing the airport property, to help reduce the noise level on the ground ? an additional Noise Abatement Technique.

 

RUNWAY 18:
DEPARTING – NO LEFT TURN OUT under 7,500 MSL ? the smaller hill straight ahead has an elevation of 6,640? MSL, PLUS up to 100? trees around the houses. Track the river to the golf course. Circle and climb 7,500? MSL over the golf course. If not able to climb to 7,500?, consider returning to the airport. Advise Traffic over UNICOM 122.95.

CAUTION: Downdrafts are often encountered near the runway abeam the terminal building and West of the golf course near the mountains.

LANDING: (Requested Landing Technique if possible)
Descend over the lake and align aircraft to Runway 18. If possible, maintain a slightly steeper approach and use reduced power setting(s) ? assist in reducing engine noise while flying over residential areas.

 

DENSITY ALTITUDE CAUTION ? Prior to departure, please review the Airman?s Information Manual regarding mountain flying/density altitude, or refer to the aircraft owners manual regarding density altitude operations. Depart at as light a weight as practical. Double check the weight & balance of your aircraft, takeoff distance, rate of climb and climb gradient figures. Check the local ASOS on 124.725 or call (530) 541-5739.

For assistance and information, call airport management at (530) 542-6182 / 541-0480 or the FBO (530) 541-2110. We have enjoyed your visit with us. Please fly safe and come back soon to the ?Jewel of the Sierras? Airport ? TVL.

Rick Jenkins
Airport Manager
Airport Web Site.

TVL Noise Monitoring Stations

Noise Monitoring Locations at TVL.

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.