Offering the newest and safest aircraft, an impeccable maintenance program, and maintaining a state-of-the-art facility. We fly more hours per year that any other flight school in Nevada.
We have a Redbird Simulator, a AATD and a Frasca Helicotper Simulator
The front desk can call and have the aircraft fueled to specifications for the renter, or the renter can call 702-261-3806 extension 2 to call for fuel.
Aircraft binder is received from the front desk.
Ensure you write down the Hobbs and Tach numbers in the binder as well as sign the tracking sheet, return the binder to front desk personnel.
The renter will turn in the fuel receipt and Elite will reimburse the renter. The fuel cost will be reduced from the cost of the rental, Elite will refund the gallons of fuel based on the rate of fuel at KVGT.
The renter will call Elite at 702-835-1222 to report the problem and Elite will decide if they will send a mechanic out to the renter and aircraft or if Elite will have a local facility service the aircraft
Pull straight in without running over the chains. Secure all tie-downs with chains.
Use caution when operating around other aircraft.
Aircraft are filled to tabs nightly.
VFR: Runway 12R with a departure from the Right Downwind. IFR: Runway 25
Request with ground before taxiing. Ground will assign a transponder code and inform the pilto fo the departure frequency, Class B clearance MUST be received from departure control before entering the Class B airspace.
Santa Fe casino, Aliante casino, Lone Mountain, Red Rock, Bank of America Building, 3 Fingers Lakes (On TAC chart), If unfamiliar the pilot may report locations in reference to the KVGT airport.
No permanent TFRs, Class B airspace to the East and South of the airport and Restricted Airspace 25nm to the north.
When returning to the airport from the Northwest practice area: Kyle Canyon Road and the Santa Fe. When returning fro the West: Red Rock Water retention Basin (on TAC chart) All others: As assigned by ATC.
All departures from KVGT will Cross LAS-VOR unless the pilot request a VMC climb. VMC climbs are recommended for pilots departing to the Northwest and Northeast, VMC climb: expect to receive clearance: Climb VFR to 14,000’, Climb maintain XX,XXX’. Following the assigned IFR departures, Pilots are required to be above 3700 and below 5000 at RUCZO. Note: ATC will clear the pilot to a higher altitude but unless ATC states “without restrictions” the pilot must cross within these altitudes. Pilots may always ask ATC to clarify “with restrictions” or “without restrictions” on the initial call to Departure control.
Filing from the airport is expected by ATC.
Filing from the airport is expected by ATC.
Runway 7 at taxiway G, intersection of taxiway A and B and Runway 12R at taxiway H
Typical taxi instructions are to Runway 7 at taxiway G (Northwest side of KVGT), after you completed your ruun-up (run-up area is just west of taxiway G) taxi up to runway 7 at taxiway G and call Tower for clearance across runway 7. Typical departures are off of runway 12R..
Departure off runway 7 or 12R: To the West of the intersection of Runway 7 and taxiway G. (West of the green painted areas) Departure off 30L: follow taxiway B past taxiway K and you will see a large run-up area.
Have talked to ground, completes run-up and be holding short of the assigned runway (do not call up leaving the run-up, wait until you are number 1).
As directed by tower. Ensure you have contacted tower prior to entering the Class D airspace. If needed inquire Approach control for a frequency change.
Bravo surface area to the south and east of the airport, Bravo above.
Bravo airspace above KVGT at 4,500’, mountains and wind shear to north and west.
Mountains to north and west.
Restricted and MOAs North. Alert Area for military training above KVGT and to the Northwest
I-95 (8 lane highway) borders Bravo airspace to the south. When departing to the Northwest The I-95 marks the lateral boundary of the Class B and Restricted airspace.
When Departing to the Southwest (LA area), Air carrier arrivals decent from DAG to the LAS VOR from the flight levels to 10,000’. Pilots are requested to offset by 5 or more miles.
High density altitude makes climb difficult. When winds exceed 25kt the wind tends to come from the Southwest, this causes a strong cross-wind for all Runways at KVGT.
Mountains and wind shear
KHII, following the Colorado river to the south from the Hoover Dam and have lunch at the airport restaurant. KSEZ, Southeast of Las Vegas, great lunch and scenic flight to Sedona KFLG/KSEZ, Scenis flight to one of the largest craters in the southwest. KGCN, Grand Canyon international airport. Great scenic flight to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Ho KHII, following the Colorado river to the south and have lunch at the airport restaurant. KSEZ, Southeast of Las Vegas, great lunch and scenic flight to Sedona KFLG/KSEZ, Scenis flight to one of the largest craters in the southwest. KGCN, Grand Canyon international airport. Great scenic flight to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
2,000’ AGL over lake. Additionally there is a extremely high volume of traffic over the Hoover Dam and Lake mead to the east of Las Vegas. These are Tour aircraft operating to the Grand Canyon.
Bravo transitions over the flight down the Las Vegas strip are usually not allowed.
Major concern, must be accounted for. In the Summer the DA will reach 7,500’.
No stadiums, but we have the Las Vegas strip with several hotel/casinos including the Stratosphere at 1,149’
Around Hoover Dam, 4,500 left traffic
Bravo is a big concern. KVGT is busy with traffic and helicopter operations coming in and out. Tower and ground are very helpful, and if you don’t know, ask!
March 6, 2015, 4:35 a.m.