Truckee Tahoe Airport

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Truckee Tahoe Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerTruckee Tahoe Airport District
ServesTruckee, California
Elevation AMSL5,901 ft / 1,799 m
Coordinates39°19′12″N 120°08′22″W / 39.32000°N 120.13944°W / 39.32000; -120.13944Coordinates: 39°19′12″N 120°08′22″W / 39.32000°N 120.13944°W / 39.32000; -120.13944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
2/20 4,650 1,417 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations35,000
Based aircraft91
Sources: airport website[1] and FAA[2]
A Beechcraft Baron landing on runway 19, 2012 (now runway 20)
Truckee Tahoe Airport, October 2018

Truckee Tahoe Airport[1] (IATA: TKF, ICAO: KTRK, FAA LID: TRK) is a public airport two miles east of Truckee, California, United States.[2] The airport is in both Nevada County and Placer County. It is owned by Truckee Tahoe Airport District,[1] a bi-county special district. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 called it a general aviation airport.[3]

Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Truckee Tahoe Airport is TRK to the FAA and TKF to IATA.[4] (IATA lists TRK as Juwata Airport in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia.)[5]


Truckee-Tahoe Airport covers 989 acres (400 ha) at an elevation of 5,900 ft (1,800 m). It has two asphalt runways: 11/29 is 7,000 by 100 ft (2,134 by 30 m) and 2/20 is 4,650 by 75 ft (1,417 by 23 m).[2]

A seasonal control tower opened June 1, 2017 and operated through September 15. The tower reopened in December of 2017 as a year round tower. The tower opens daily at 0700L. Closing times change depending on the season. Check current NOTAMs before departure. The tower frequency 120.575 is the CTAF when the tower is closed. Ground is 118.3. AWOS is at 118.0, and Unicom is 122.80.

In 2016 the District reported 32,524 aircraft operations.

In 2004 the airport had 35,000 aircraft operations, average 95 per day: 97% general aviation, 3% air taxi, and less than 1% military. 91 aircraft were then based at this airport: 80.2% single-engine, 13.2% multi-engine, 2.2% jet, 3.3% glider and 1.1% ultralight.[2]

Runway elevation is 5,900 ft (1,800 m), pattern altitude is 7,000 ft (2,100 m). Both runways are lighted. Density altitude can exceed 9,000 ft (2,700 m) in summer months. Downdrafts can occur on final to RWY 20. Glider pilots use left traffic RWY 20. Powered aircraft use right traffic RWY 20.

100LL and Jet A are available 7am - 7pm, and self serve 100LL is available 7am - 9pm. There are 210 paved tie-downs for transient parking, no landing fees and low overnight tie-down fees.

The airport is attended seven days a week, 7am - 9pm. Snow removal equipment is operated round-the-clock as needed. Pre-heating services and aircraft maintenance are offered by local FBOs. No de-icing services are available.

The airport had a 500-gallon underground heating oil tank removed in 1986. Small amounts of oil that had leaked were monitored and removed; six remaining above-ground tanks were functioning satisfactorily and are regularly tested.[6]

Instrument departures[edit]

IFR clearances can be requested from the tower when in operation, and, when the tower is closed, from Oakland Center on frequency 127.95, which can be reached from most of the field.


  1. ^ a b c Truckee Tahoe Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for TRK PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  3. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Truckee, California - Truckee-Tahoe Airport (IATA: TKF, ICAO: KTRK, FAA: TRK)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Tarakan, Borneo, Indonesia - Juwata Airport (IATA: TRK, ICAO: WALR)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  6. ^ Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Truckee, California, Earth Metrics Inc., 1989

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