Thank you everyone for helping us reach our 1,900th Playa Flight in 2015!

Reno, San Francisco, LA to Burning Man


Nobody has done more flying to Burning Man than Advantage, and no air service has volunteered more, contributed more or participated more in our event. We're a Burner-owned, Burner-operated FAA Part 135 Air Charter Operator, and we look forward to welcoming you to our dusty skies!


As soon as Burning Man Project management resolve this year's policy changes on air services, we'll open up our online booking system. We want to fly you there as much as you want to be there!

We welcome individual travelers as well as groups on our BRC Air Shuttle™ between Burning Man/Black Rock City and Reno, San Francisco, and Burbank. Our BRC Regional flights serve anywhere in the West.

RENO CONNECTING AIRLINE PASSENGERS: Flight time between Reno and BRC is 45 minutes. In 2015, BRC Airport was only open during the daytime and closed to new arrivals at 5:30pm. Last flights to BRC from Reno departed no later than 4:30pm. From BRC to Reno, earliest flights were allowed to depart BRC at 6:00am. If you are booking airline flights, please allow at least 90 minutes for your Reno connections.

Experience - Integrity - Safety - Contribution - Fun. Welcome to our Dusty Skies!

BRC Air Shuttle™ from Reno, SF Bay, and Burbank

We offer many departures daily between Black Rock City and Reno-Tahoe International Airport, San Francisco/San Carlos, and Burbank before, during, and after the event. We transport participants, City builders, artists, and theme camps that help make it all happen. We also fly supply trips bringing construction materials, food, and time-critical equipment to the event. We’ve even flown in fresh sushi, warm doughnuts, cold Champagne and PBR, burgers, aircraft tires, spray rigs, and lift jacks!

Our Shuttle aircraft include King Air 200, Grand Caravan, Kodiak K100, Turbo StationAir 207 and 206.

2016 BRC Air Shuttle™ Rates

Flight Type Reno San Francisco/
San Carlos
Los Angeles/
One Way $TBD $TBD $TBD
Round trip $TBD $TBD $TBD

We welcome individuals and groups on these on-demand shared group charter services. Rates shown above include all taxes, event, and use fees. The only extra charge is the $40 Airport fee collected directly by Burning Man/Black Rock City LLC for all arriving passengers.

Included in the rate is 25 pounds of baggage. Additional bags may be arranged in advance or, subject to load, arranged at check-in. Please refer to terms and conditions for details.

When the "BOOK MY SHUTTLE FLIGHTS" button appears here, we're open for booking!

Until then, please wait while Burning Man officialdom finalizes their plans.

Your Own Dedicated Flights to Burning Man

Want to book your own aircraft to the playa from Reno, the Bay, SoCal, or cities throughout the Western US to the playa? Our BRC Regional services offer flights between almost any airport and Black Rock City.

Aircraft for regional services include comfortable Pilatus PC-12, King Air, Cessna Grand Caravan, Kodiak K100, Piper Cheyenne, and Cessna Turbo StationAir aircraft seating 5 to 9 passengers.

Request a BRC Regional Flight

Black Rock City From Above
A view of BRC from above

Black Rock City Airport Fees

Black Rock City LLC collects a $40 airport use fee from each passenger on arrival. Bring this amount in cash to hand to the Airport Gate staff; credit cards take much longer.

BRC Air Shuttle Terminals

In Reno, all BRC flights arrive and depart Reno-Tahoe International Airport at the Atlantic Aviation Charter Terminal, located at 655 South Rock Blvd, Reno, NV 89502. Please note this is on the other side of the airport from where the airlines are! If you are connecting from the airlines, take a five-minute taxi from the baggage claim area to Atlantic Aviation.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, BRC Air Shuttle flights operate from San Carlos Airport General Aviation Building, 620 Airport Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070. This congestion-free airport is ten minutes South of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

In Southern California, BRC Air Shuttle flights operate from Burbank Airport at the Atlantic Aviation Charter Terminal located at 10750 Sherman Way, Burbank, CA 91505.

  • Booking:
    Flight requests and bookings may be completed via the web forms
    that can be accessed through the buttons on this page.
  • Prohibited Items - Not Allowed On Aircraft:
    Explosives and Fireworks - not permitted at Burning Man
    Guns and Firearms - not permitted at Burning Man
    Gasoline and Flammable Materials (wildly encouraged at Burning Man)
    A more detailed list of prohibited items can be viewed at:
  • Terms and Conditions
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  • Questions?
    If you have any questions about our Black Rock City services, please check our frequently asked questions page before trying to contact us.
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The name "Burning Man" and all images of the Man, the city layout, lamp posts, and commissioned artwork are © Burning Man Project and Black Rock City LLC.