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