– Your Skyway to Burning Man –


Nobody has done more flying to the playa 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!

Thank you everyone for helping us reach our 1,400th Playa Flight!


We fly you to Burning Man/Black Rock City from Reno, the SF Bay Area, SoCal, and the West. We welcome individual travelers as well as group charters. Click the Reno or Regional request buttons below to book.

As the first Burner-owned, Burner-operated Air Charter Operator serving the event, we’ve done our best over the past ten years to offer the best prices and services combined with the highest level of safety, honesty, integrity, and fun. Since 2005, we’ve built and donated the first Black Rock City air terminal, sited runways, published manuals, and worked every year with BRC Airport and the FAA to improve air safety. Our people serve the community as Rangers, builders, artists, and organizers. We are a part of this event in so many ways, and we look forward to participating for years to come.

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

Reno – Black Rock City Air Shuttle

We offer up to twelve departures daily between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Black Rock City 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 aircraft tires, spray rigs, and lift jacks!

Our aircraft for this route: Grand Caravan, Kodiak K-100, Turbo 207, and Turbo StationAir 206.

2015 Reno–BRC Air Shuttle™ Current Prices

Flight Type Price Per Person T206
Whole Aircraft
Whole Aircraft
One Way $392 $1,378 $2,352
Round trip $672 $2,352 $4,032

Our Early Bird advance purchase prices are valid through April. All Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair prices are valid only for flights at the capacity of three to four (3-4) passengers and a maximum of 680 pounds including all baggage. The Turbo 207 aircraft offers space for larger parties of up to six (6) passengers and a maximum of 970 pounds including all baggage.

Weight limits are strictly enforced for safe and legal operation. Single or multiple passenger bookings may be required to share the flight to ensure a full aircraft.

Request a Reno-BRC Air Shuttle™ Flight

2015 Bay/LA–Black Rock City Air Shuttle and Nonstop Flights to the Playa from the Western US

Our Bay Area and LA/SoCal services are available both on a per-seat basis as well as whole-aircraft charters; our Pacific Northwest/Southwest, Denver and Las Vegas flights are whole-aircraft charters.

Aircraft for regional services include comfortable Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Grand Caravan, and Kodiak K-100 aircraft seating 7 to 9 passengers.

Request a Regional Flight to BRC

Black Rock City From Above
A view of BRC from above

Black Rock City Airport Fees

Black Rock City LLC collects usage fees from each passenger on arrival. The 2014 rate was $40 per person; the 2015 rates have not yet been set.

The BRC Reno Air Shuttle Operates from Atlantic Aviation.

In Reno, we operate on the 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.

Helpful Links

Bicycle Rentals - Pick Up/Drop Off at BRC Airport or On Playa

Reno and Sparks, Nevada

Reno and Sparks are the last major populated areas before heading out to the playa. They are a major outpost for picking up goods as well as an excellent jump off point for Black Rock City. The following links offer some local businesses that can help you prepare for the playa.

Burner Guide to Reno-Sparks Hotels

Additional Reno-Sparks Resources

The Ten Principles and other Official Burning Man Links

Burning Man Preparation Guide

First Timer's Guide

Burning Man Terms and Conditions / Participant Responsibilities

  • Booking:
    All flight requests and booking will be completed via the web forms
    that can be accessed through the buttons on this page.
  • Prohibited Items:
    Flammable Materials
    Controlled Substances
    A more detailed list of prohibited items can be viewed at: www.tsa.gov
    Note: TSA may conduct random bag searches
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policy
  • Questions?
    If you have any questions in regards to our flight service please check our frequently asked questions page before trying to contact us.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The name "Burning Man" and all images of the Man, city layout, lampposts, street signs and commissioned theme artwork are © Burning Man and Black Rock City LLC.