Historical Photos

88NV Photo Galleries


Peruse our imagery and take a flight back in time. See our Airport evolve in photos and revisit our history below! 

Marc MERLIN’s 2006 flight photos from Palo Alto PAO to 88NV

Yana Copek shares her beautiful collection of photos from 2011-2014


Unique Planes from Ramp to Flight

If you want to see unique planes, visit Black Rock City Municipal Airport!  The mini bi-plane  SkyBolt did skywriting in 2006 and 2007.  The large bi-plane below was, according to Hawk,

… an Antonov AN-2 and the same one as the one that’s painted in tan colors. It’s not experimental in as much as it is an ex- Russian Military aircraft and Lithuanian airliner.

It was originally all in the Lithuanian paint scheme but the other side (only one side) was painted to look like Russian Military, specifically for the Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull movie. The paint was supposed to be removable but wasn’t. Oops!

On the plane with the zebra coat, according to Hawk:

Sikorsky S-38 is a sesquiplane amphibious aircraft called Osa’s Ark, N28V and is a reproduction of the 1920’s aircraft but this one was built in the early 2000s. When it flew to Burning Man it was owned by the CEO of one of the Reno Casinos.

Check Out these Planes and Folks from Years Past!

From Terminal to Unicom – Airport Infrastructure Evolution


Village Life: Camp to Ramp Plus Art