2024 Pilot Materials will be posted by late July

If you’re interested in getting started early, here are the 2023 materials for reference:

2023 Pilot Advisory

Pilot Survival Guide

(optional reading – strongly recommended for newbies)


(has info on overflights and working with Oakland Center)


Live Weather Info here


Relevant mailing lists:

REQUIRED FOR PILOTS — airport-announce

Low-volume list for official airport announcements and airport condition updates during the event.  All pilots are required to subscribe.

To subscribe: send a blank email to airport-announce+subscribe[at]burningman.org

Optional: aviators-list

For open discussion of all things 88NV, flying, camping, etc. 

To subscribe: send a blank email to aviators-list+subscribe[at]burningman.org

Optional: airport-newpilots

For those who are less experienced flying into 88NV, OR those interested in offering advice and help.  No question too basic or too nuanced.  Curious about the winds, the dust, or how your particular airplane is going to do out there?  This is the place.  Old-timers and airport staff will also be in here too, to give you some real-world advice.
To subscribe: send a blank email to airport-newpilots+subscribe[at]burningman.org

Optional: airport-cerealgifters

For those who like to gift a lot of rides (“cereal”/serial gifters), or those interested in doing so.  Good place to compare notes on how to make the experience the best we can for our passengers, offer ideas on how we might refine the process, etc.  Flight ops staff will be in here too to hear your ideas.
To subscribe: send a blank email to airport-cerealgifters+subscribe[at]burningman.org
This aerial photograph of Black Rock City was shot on the morning of Friday August 31st, 2018 during Burning Man 2018. The pilot of the aircraft was Purple Haze.
Photo: Duncan Rawlinson