Flight Operations To Las Vegas Grand Prix


Flight Operations to Las Vegas Grand Prix

UAS Operations | - 11/14/2023
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Flight Operations to Las Vegas Grand Prix  – The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix takes place over 50 laps of the 6.2-kilometre Las Vegas Strip Circuit in Nevada on November 19. Here is what operators need to know about flying private to Las Vegas.

McCarran International Airport

  • IATA Code: LAS
  • ICAO Code: KLAS
  • Latitude/Longitude: N36-04.8 / W 115-09.1
  • Elevation: 2181 feet / 685m
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS
  • Time Zone: UTC-8 (DST-7)

Operational Information 

Private and Non-Scheduled Commercial category flights: 

  • TSA Waiver required if domestic flights are planned or possible
  • TSA waiver not required if operating to international airports only e.g. EGSS-KTEB-EGSS
  • TSA Waiver also not required if aircraft’s MTOW is less than 100,309lbs
  • All operations must have confirmed handling and parking, CBP must be notified in advance and a full APIS crew and passengers manifest filed in advance of aircraft’s arrival
  • If aircraft is carrying Head of State or high-ranking government officials, U.S. Department of State approval is required
  • Due to limited ramp space, aircraft will not be moved to the terminal ramp for departure but will depart from its parking position

Other permit considerations:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Route Authorization for landing and overflying is required for aircraft registered in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, and Syria
  • Border Overflight Exemption is required when flying from Southern Americas region to a destination within the USA or Canada
  • Permit to Proceed is required for commercial category ops when operating domestic sectors – relates to cabotage concerns

Parking restrictions:

  • During special events, parking will be limited due to airport congestion
  • Alternative airports: KLAX, KRNO, KSLC, KONT, KOAK, KPHX, KSMF

Fuel service: 

  • Expect fuel uplifts provided via fuel truck/tanker
  • Hydrant stands also available but mainly only on the commercial apron

For more information on the las Vegas Grand Prix, visit the official site here.

For support with your flight operations to the Las Vegas Grand Prix, contact UAS