Flying in the Black Rock mountainous desert region is dangerous. Winds are treacherous, storms are sudden and violent, density altitude is high, dust storms can reduce visibility to zero, and hospitals are far away. The landing surface is unpaved, and safe landing conditions are not guaranteed. You are entirely responsible for your own safety and that of your passengers. Take any and all reasonable safety precautions, including but not limited to taking a mountain flying seminar and practicing with an instructor at a hot, high, and windy airport. Avail yourself of any and all resources to prepare for flying under these conditions.
Density altitude is a major consideration for safe flight. Be prepared for density altitude of 7500 or greater in the afternoon. Your aircraft may not be able to get off the ground under these conditions, so be very familiar with the performance of your aircraft in high density altitude operations.
By familiarizing yourself with the following materials, you will provide yourself with increased situational awareness that can save your life and the lives of others.
It’s also highly advisable that you join the Burning Man Aviators Newsgroup. There are many veteran aviators that have a great deal of helpful information about flying to the most unusual airport in the world.
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