Flying & Soaring

The Carson Valley is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for flying sailplanes or gliders.  The thermals created by the surrounding mountains and prevailing weather patterns create spectacular flight conditions, and pilots from all over the world travel here to enjoy them.  A soaring community exists at the Minden-Tahoe Airport where locally based private pilots and a commercial soaring company are located.  Whether you are an experienced pilot bringing your own aircraft, a pilot who wishes to improve your skill and rating, or someone who simply wants to experience the thrill of soaring, Carson Valley is the place!


Heli-Vertex 12219 Business Park Drive
Phone: (530) 214-0711

View Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley as they were meant to be viewed: from a helicopter! Heli-Vertex offers scenic tours of beautiful Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley. 

Hutt Aviation 1151 Airport Rd.
Phone: (775) 782-8277
Since 1978, Hutt Aviation's commitment to customer safety and satisfaction has made it a respected leader in the general aviation and charter industries.  Providing a wide variety of aviation services, Hutt Aviation excels in its commitment to fast and reliable aircraft services.

Located just 20 miles east of Lake Tahoe and 40 miles south of Reno in Minden, Hutt Aviation is perfectly situated to serve both business and leisure travelers.  Boasting two hangars (over 26,000 square feet); over 6,000 square feet of office space; and Aircraft Maintenance shops with 13,600 square feet.  As an Avfuel dealer with Contract Fuel, the FBO welcomes all types and sizes of corporate aircraft, and is available 24 hours a day, upon request, for quick turns.  Pilots will enjoy a conference room, a productive business setting and flight planning tools.  Concierge services cover a wide range and include ground transportation, hotel accomodations, catering, rental cars, limo and taxi service and other crew and passenger services.
Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV) 1146 Airport Road, Minden
Phone: (775) 782-9871
Minden-Tahoe Airport is open 24 hours a day and provides easy access for both personal and corporate general aviation aircraft.  The airport prov
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) 2001 East Plumb Lane,
Phone: (775) 328-6870
Over 160 daily flights to and from Reno Tahoe International Airport with 17 non-stop destinations and 20 one-stop destinations.  Current airlines
Sierra Skyport 1138 Airport Road
Phone: (775) 309-4423

Sierra Skyport has created a revolutionary flight training experience that integrates modern Cirrus aircraft, advance motion simulators, and personalized flight and ground instruction into unique end-to-end learning experience entirely designed around your schedule.


Soaring NV 1138 Airport Road
Phone: (775) 782-9595
Experience world-renowned soaring in spectacular Carson Valley.  Soaring combines excitement with quiet serenity.  Glide above one of the most beautiful regions in the world.  Minden is ideally located for soaring pilots who want to experience soaring at best.

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