More Planes Flying in Stead

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

There will be more planes flying in the North Valleys as the Nevada Air National Guard announces a new plan for the Reno-Stead airport.

A spokesperson said C-130s will be taking-off and landing in Stead. The more frequent use of the airport in Stead is because a runway is closed in Herlong, California so a new one can be built, according to a news release.

The National Guard said the flights are for training purposes -- the flights will mostly happen after dark, but usually not later that 10:30 p.m. The training will happen about once a week, and typically involve two planes at a time.

People living in the North Valleys had mixed reactions to the plan.

"We hear them as it as... and if new families with younger kids wanna move in, it's gonna be annoying," a Lemmon Valley resident said.

"I'm sure there will be more noise... it doesn't bother me it's just the government doing its job," a Stead resident said.

The increased use of the airport in Stead is expected to continue through November 2007, when the new runway in Herlong is slated to be completed.


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