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!

For the past 13 years, we have offered flights to the event from across the West. Plans for independent air carriers in 2018 have not yet been announced. As soon as we can, we will post info!

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 SkiesTM!

Flights from Reno, SF Bay, and Southern California

Each year, Advantage Flight has offered many aircraft daily between the event and Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Bay Area airports, and Southern California. 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!

We have offered a variety of aircraft to meet customer needs. In recent years, we have offered anything from 5-seat Turbo StationAir 206s to 29-seat Dash-8s. Please stand by as we await information about what we will offer this year.

2018 Rates

Rates for 2018 have not yet been established. We ask for your patience until we understand the terms and conditions for operating into the event.

For most flights, passengers should plan on one piece of baggage weighing up to 25 pounds. Additional bags may be arranged at the time of booking or, subject to available load, arranged at check-in. If you are looking to bring a lot of baggage, we will be happy to work with you to meet your specific needs.

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 an aircraft for your group to the playa from Reno, the Bay, SoCal, or cities throughout the Western US? Our Regional services offer flights between almost any airport and the event.

We typically offer a variety of aircraft for regional services. We look forward to being able to announce this year's offerings at such time as we receive details about flying to the playa.

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

For many years, event organizers have collected a $60 airport use fee from each passenger on arrival. Each passenger should bring this amount to present on arrival.

Advantage Flight 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
    Guns and Firearms
    Live Non-Human Animals
    Gasoline and Flammable Materials
    A more detailed list of prohibited items can be viewed at:
    Note: Government agencies may conduct random bag searches on arrival at the event.
  • 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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