WHO IS FOTTA?
Friends of the Truckee Tahoe Airport (FOTTA) is a local organization focused on improving aviation safety, reducing noise and enabling a vibrant community-oriented airport.
WHAT WE ARE NOT
We are not in favor of any changes that would allow larger aircraft to come to Truckee.
We are not a pilot advocacy group. Rather, we recognize that an informed aviation perspective is essential to running an airport. We are not advocating for pilots however, we are listening to them and enlisting their help.
We are not a lobbying group for wealthy homeowners seeking access to their second homes.
We are not in favor of increased airport traffic.
Our goal is to bring forward the value brought to the entire community by the Truckee Tahoe Airport, well beyond those who use the facility. Our focus is to bring a balanced and informed discussion that will continue to allow the airport to support the community in a productive and safe way.
As community members, we are concerned about the state of the airport.
Amid initiatives put forth by the Airport Board of Directors to starve the district of investment, pursue misguided policy and unintended consequences, several top-level staff members, including the General Manager and Director of Aviation, have resigned creating direct and immediate adverse impacts to safety, emissions, noise and outreach.
Running an airport requires a nuanced understanding of aviation operations, yet with recent airport staff resignations we are largely flying blind.
A CONTINGENT OF THE BOARD HAS BEEN WORKING TO:
Eliminate treasured community events like the Air Show
Close the control tower leaving traffic to self-coordinate
Restrict resources critical to safety and noise abatement
Shut down aviation non-profits such as Soar Truckee
Waste taxpayer money on a new runway that is not supported by pilots, the community or the FAA
Click here to learn more about our four main pillars.