Burn­ing Man, in the Black Rock Desert, is an an­nual gath­er­ing like no other .

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Air­port trans­porta­tion is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent at Burn­ing Man, an an­nual arts and cul­ture event in the re­mote Ne­vada desert. Black Rock City Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port (88NV) is a pi­lot’s gate­way to the event, where bi­cy­cles are the stan­dard mode of trans­port for “burn­ers” of all ages. Like the event it­self, the air­port, which is FAA reg­is­tered, is tem­po­rary. More than 500 vol­un­teers as­sist with build­ing, op­er­at­ing and pack­ing up the fa­cil­ity each year. It takes three weeks to build the air­port and two weeks to tear it back down af­ter the week­long fes­ti­val. In 2017, the air­port had two 6,500-by-75-foot run­ways with ap­prox­i­mately 150 air­planes on the ramp, many with tape on gaps to keep the blow­ing desert sand out.

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