Want a Flight?
To or from the playa
Here are some options. Join the aviators email list. Watch for rideshare offers. Post your request. Please state where you are coming from, (most pilots aren’t local) and what schedule you can manage. It’s also helpful to mention how much or how little baggage you have. Your weight may also be a significant factor. Here’s the aviators email list info. You must subscribe before sending a message: https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/aviators-list
Or try the Burning Man rideshare page: http://rideshare.burningman.com
The airport is open daily during the event from 6:00am to 7:30pm Pacific Daylight Time . Aircraft landing after dark are subject to fines, citations, impoundment, and a severe scolding if anyone survives the landing or departure.
AIRCRAFT CHARTER OPERATORS
Advantage Flight has reliably and safely operated over 500 playa flights since 2005. Their BRC Air Shuttle charters provide service from Reno up to 12 times daily every day of the event as well as nonstop flights serving Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and other destinations in the West. http://www.advantageflight.com/bman.html
Centurion Flight Services from Central and Northern California – has several sizes of aircraft that are available for charter – http://centurionfs.com/cfs_home.html
El Aero in Carson City, NV has helicopters available for charter to the playa- http://www.elaero.com/ or call: 775-883-1500.
Pacific Coast Flight Solutions/Playa Air Express is a full service air charter transportation company offering non-stop flights in a Cessna 205, and a Robinson 44 helicopter, from Reno direct to The Playa. They also offer direct flights to The Playa from The Bay Area, Southern California, Las Vegas, and any neighboring states in a King Air 200. They also offer Jet Services to Reno to connect with our shuttle flights for anyone East of Nevada! They can be reached at: http://www.flypacificcoast.com
Alpine Aviation has been flying to the playa since 1996. Based in Grass Valley, CA providing service for California, Oregon, Western Nevada & points beyond direct to the Playa. http://flyalpine.com/?page_id=93
If you know of other charter air services willing to fly to the playa, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sightseeing/photography flights on the Playa
In addition, you can visit the Airport during the event, post a message on the Rides Wanted board, schmooze at the Phoenix Bar & Pilots Lounge, or hang out during one of the schedule pilot briefings (lots of pilots there!). The best way is to volunteer at the Airport. No guarantees of course, but most pilots recognize the contributions of the many volunteers who make the airport happen. At the time of this writing (August 18), it’s a bit late to arrange a specific volunteer opportunity, so come on out to the Airport and find out what’s available. Lots of shifts in Customs and Border Protection.
Other transportation options to and from the playa
SHUTTLE BUSES SERVICES FROM SF TO BRC AND BACK
Join other intrepid travelers on the Green Tortoise bus from SF to Black rock City. Their buses run on biofuel. And that? Is cool. Info: http://tinyurl.com/2ojwu8
Bio Tour is an eco-friendly rideshare on a vegetable oil-energized bus running from SF to BRC. For full information, fares, schedule and to book your seat, visit: http://www.biotour.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AIR CHARTER OPERATIONS
Because Burning Man occurs on Bureau of Land Management property, all charter operations will need to obtain a permit from the BLM prior to arriving on the playa. This may take some time to obtain so it’s critical that this process be started as soon as possible.
Vendor permits are temporary, short-term, nonexclusive, revocable authorizations to sell goods or services on public lands in conjunctions with a recreation activity. They are issued as a means to control visitor use, protect recreational and natural resources, and provide for the health and safety of the visiting public. These uses require a minimum SRP fee of $100, as well as a vendor use fee of three percent (3%) of adjusted gross revenues (calculated using gross receipts of onsite sales associated with the permitted activity). Thus, the permittee would pay the minimum use fee (e.g. $100) plus any fees due in excess of the minimum fee (e.g. 3% of adjusted gross revenues in excess of the $100 threshold).
The following are the minimum required information for obtaining a Special Recreation Permit to operate vending operations/services on BLM managed public lands:
1. Special Recreation Permit Application 2930-1 (see attached). This standard application must be completed for all new permit requests.
2. Annual Operating Plan (see attached). Note: Some items may be “not-applicable” to your proposed activity.
3. Proof of Insurance: All permitted uses are required to carry liability insurance that provides coverage for the activities identified in the annual operating plan. The BLM must be listed as additionally insured on the insurance certificate or supplement.
4. To support the application, a complete list of all the goods and/or services to be sold must be provided.
For more information regarding the SRP application process, please visit our website at the link provided below: