Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) Information

South Lake Tahoe, CA

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  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) - This picture (as poor as it is)will give you some idea why pilots get in serious trouble departing TVL.A stright out or left crosswind puts you in high terrain that many planes cannot outclimb.This has led to many fatal accidents. - by S B J by S B J
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) - 1994 while flying past beautiful Lake Tahoe. - by S B J by S B J
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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2013-12-12
Airport Identifier:TVL
Airport Status:Operational
Longitude/Latitude:119-59-43.2000W/38-53-38.0000N
-119.995333/38.893889 (Estimated)
Elevation:6269 ft / 1910.79 m (Surveyed)
Land:348 acres
From nearest city:3 nautical miles SW of South Lake Tahoe, CA
Location:El Dorado County, CA
Magnetic Variation:16E (1985)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:South Lake Tahoe
Address:1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone number:530-541-0480
Manager:Sherry Miller
Address:1901 Airport Rd Suite 100
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone number:530-542-6182

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Segmented Circle:Yes
Control Tower:No
Lighting Schedule:SEE RMK
ACTVT MIRL RY 18/36 MALSF & PAPI RY 18 - CTAF.
DUSK-2000
Beacon Color:Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee charge:No
Sectional chart:San Francisco
Region:AWP - Western-Pacific
Boundary ARTCC:ZOA - Oakland
Tie-in FSS:RNO - Reno
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:TVL (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Certification type/date:IV A U 05/1973
CLSD TO ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 9 PSGR SEATS EXCP 48 HRS PPR CALL AMGR (530) 541-0480.
Federal Agreements:NGY

Airport Communications

CTAF:122.950
Unicom:122.950 

Airport Services

Fuel available:100LLA
Airframe Repair:MINOR
Power Plant Repair:MINOR
Bottled Oxygen:HIGH
Bulk Oxygen:NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimension:8541 x 100 ft / 2603.3 x 30.5 m
Surface:ASPH,
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 70000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 125000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 210000 lbs.
Edge Lights:Medium
  Runway 18 Runway 36
Longitude:119-59-31.1490W119-59-55.2858W
Latitude:38-54-19.1587N38-52-56.8960N
Elevation:6255.00 ft6269.00 ft
Alignment:12713
ILS Type:LDA/DME
Traffic Pattern:LeftRight
Markings:Non-precision instrument, Good ConditionBasic, Good Condition
Crossing Height:48.00 ft0.00 ft
Displaced threshold:800.00 ft2033.00 ft
VASI:4-light PAPI on left side
Visual Glide Angle:3.00°0.00°
Approach lights:MALSF
Runway End Identifier:NoYes
Centerline Lights:NoNo
Touchdown Lights:NoNo
Obstruction:13 ft brush, 450.0 ft from runway, 125 ft left of centerline, 19:1 slope to clear345 ft trees, 5700.0 ft from runway, 500 ft right of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 22:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.
Decleard distances:Take off run available 8541.00 ft
Take off distance available 8541.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 7817.00 ft
Landing distance available 7017.00 ft
Take off run available 8541.00 ft
Take off distance available 8541.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 7741.00 ft
Landing distance available 5708.00 ft

Remarks

ARPT SFC CONDS: TRML APRON EXLNT, TWY - RY 18/36 & GA APRON FAIR.
AFTER WINTER STORMS RY 18/36 OPENS BEFORE ALL TWYS ARE CLEAR.
PREFERRED ARRIVAL RY 18; PREFERRED DEP RY 36.
RECREATIONAL AIRBORNE ACTIVITY ALONG SOUTHERN LAKE SHORE.
FOR LARGE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT DEP RY 18; RIGHT DOWNWIND DEP RECOMMENDED.
BIRDS AND WATERFOWL INVOF ARPT.
ADVERSE WEATHER EFFECTS MAGNIFIED BY MOUNTAINS.
TFC ADVISORIES & SEQUENCING IN THE TFC PAT ARE BASED ON POSITION REPORTS RECEIVED FROM PILOTS IN THESE AREAS.
ARPT SURROUNDED ON E; S & W BY RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN.
ACCESS NOISE RESTRICTIONS: MAX 80 DBA DEP, 84 DBA ARR (TRANSPORT - 86 DBA), MAX 77.1 DBA NIGHT LIMIT.
NOISE ABATEMENT, DEP RY 36, RY HDG 1 MILE, LEFT 320 DEG AT WHITE ARROW TO SHORELINE.
FOR NOISE ABATEMENT INFORMATION CALL (530) 541-0480.
AVOID DESOLATION WILDERNESS WEST OF ARPT.
ARFF NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT PPR, CALL 530-541-0480.
TPA 7500' MSL FOR SMALL ACFT; 8000' MSL FOR TRANSPORT/HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT.
TWY H WEST OF TWY A RESTRICTED TO ACFT LESS THAN 12500 LBS.

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