Airport Fire & Rescue
Minden Tahoe Airport, an uncontrolled airport, is operated by a private contractor, representing Douglas County. Uncontrolled means our airport does not have a tower to control air traffic. The airport serves gliders, recreational pilots, and commercial companies. The aircraft run the range from hot air balloons, high altitude gliders, prop planes and limited commercial jet aircraft. The airfield is used by Federal contractors for wildland firefighting for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The airfield can be used as an air tanker base where Small Engine Air Tanker (SEAT’s) mobile base support is provided as needed. At one time the airport served as a regional large air tanker base.