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FleaStiff
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smoothgrh
September 24th, 2018 at 2:04:02 AM permalink
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I don't know about the altitude aspect of flying into Reno—very interesting. I'll explore this issue further!

It is more the altitude aspect of flying OUT of Reno. An airplane wing reacts to the air it encounters, not theoretical air. And an airplane has to climb over ACTUAL obstacles, not "standardized" obstacles in performance tables.

Correct the approximate 4,400 foot actual elevation for actual air pressure, actual air temperature, actual water vapor, add in the height of nearby mountains, the paint on the wings, the nicks and dents, the insects on the wing..... and the airplane wing will perform as if it were at more than 8,000 feet. On a hot sunny afternoon planes are safer staying on the ground at Reno but that means the owners do not make any money.
Joeman
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smoothgrh
September 24th, 2018 at 6:08:55 AM permalink
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The marketing of Reno/Tahoe gaming as part of entertainment package that includes golf, hiking, skiing, etc. works on me. I'm not there solely for the gambling. Its better odds certainly appeals to me. However, I would assume that most don't care about such things and are willing to forgo it for the convenience of the Sacramento casinos.

I agree with you SmoothGRH. Reno/Tahoe would be my first choice in a gambling destination if I could get there reasonably. Unfortunately, flights to/from JAX are typically expensive and take all day. If I lived in NoCal, I would gladly drive right past those Indian joints.

I have never skied, and I haven't played golf there (though I would love to), but I have hiked some of the trails there. Give me that scenery any day!
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KevinAA
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March 30th, 2019 at 8:08:35 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

It is more the altitude aspect of flying OUT of Reno. An airplane wing reacts to the air it encounters, not theoretical air. And an airplane has to climb over ACTUAL obstacles, not "standardized" obstacles in performance tables.

Correct the approximate 4,400 foot actual elevation for actual air pressure, actual air temperature, actual water vapor, add in the height of nearby mountains, the paint on the wings, the nicks and dents, the insects on the wing..... and the airplane wing will perform as if it were at more than 8,000 feet. On a hot sunny afternoon planes are safer staying on the ground at Reno but that means the owners do not make any money.



That is nonsense. DEN is at a higher altitude and gets far more snow than RNO yet is a hub and has been since day 1.

A couple of months ago we had really high winds that caused flight cancellations, but that will happen regardless of altitude or temperature.

Insects on the wing raises density altitude thousands of feet... get real

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