Thank you everyone for helping us reach our 3,600th Playa Flight in 2017!

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!

We welcome individual travelers as well as groups on our Burner Express Orange charter flights between Burning Man/Black Rock City and Reno, four airports in the Bay Area, Burbank, and Sacramento. Our Burner Express Red flights serve BRC from anywhere in the West.

As the first and only Burner-owned, Burner-operated Air Charter Operator serving the event continuously over the last 13 years, we’ve done our best to offer great 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, financially supported dozens of Burning Man projects, and worked every year with BRC Airport and the FAA to improve air safety. Our people serve the event community as Rangers, Gate, DPW, city builders, artists, and theme camp organizers with over 30,000 hours contributed in creating art, service, and inspiration on the playa.

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

Burner Express Orange from Reno, SF Bay, and Burbank

In 2016, Burning Man launched the Burner Express Air program, and Advantage Flight was selected to manage commercial air operations to and from the private Burning Man / Black Rock City Municipal Airport. Click here for more information about the Burner Express Air program.

The Burner Express Air program offers many departures daily between Black Rock City and Reno-Tahoe International Airport, four Bay Area airports, 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 Burner Express Orange aircraft include Beechcraft 1900, Grand Caravan, Kodiak K100, Turbo 207, and Turbo StationAir 206.

2017 Burner Express Orange Rates

All current rates and information may be found at the Burner Express Air Main Page. We welcome individuals and groups on these on-demand shared group charter services.

Included in the rate is one piece of baggage weighing up to 25 pounds. Additional bags may be arranged at the time of booking or, subject to load, arranged at check-in. If you are looking to bring a lot of baggage, passengers traveling to and from Reno may book up to five additional pieces of baggage. On all other flights, subject to load, passengers may book one additional bag up to 30 pounds in weight. Please refer to terms and conditions for details.

When the Book My Flights! button appears here, we're ready to get you on your way!

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, Beechcraft 1900, Cessna Grand Caravan, Kodiak K100, Piper Cheyenne, and Cessna Turbo StationAir aircraft seating 5 to 19 passengers.

When the Request My Aircraft! button appears here, we're ready to get you on your way!

Black Rock City From Above
A view of BRC from above

Black Rock City Airport Fees

Black Rock City LLC collects a $60 airport use fee from each passenger on arrival. Bring this amount in cash to hand to the Airport Gate staff; credit cards take more time.

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
    Live Non-Human Animals - 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:
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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.