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Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS)

Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS) is located just southwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The larger Tulsa International Airport is located 10 miles northeast of the field on the opposite side of the city. This makes Riverside an attractive alternative for business and general aviation itinerant aircraft. It is also home to no less than six active flight schools and numerous hangered private aircraft. The mix of experience levels and aircraft performance make Riverside a challenging airport for both pilots and controllers. View a printable document of the RVS information found on this Web page. 


Know Before You Go

  • RWY configuration consists of two parallel RWYs 01L/19R and 01R/19L as well as intersecting RWY 13/31.
  • The parallel RWYS are staggered at both ends.
  • Hangars, FBOs and businesses are primarily located on the west side of the parallel RWYs.
  • The mix of students, itinerants and resident aircraft has led RVS to devise a unique departure procedure (LTA-RVS-4)
  • RVS Departure Procedure (LTA-RVS-4) can be found by searching “RVS” on the FAA NOTAM website. Pilots departing RVS should:
    • Monitor the ATIS for conditions and appropriate radio frequency in use.
    • Contact the appropriate controller for IFR Clearance or VFR Departure Direction.
    • Contact Ground Control (GND) when ready to taxi.
    • Remain on GND Frequency while in run-up area.
    • Advise GND when run-up is complete and ready for departure.
    • GND will provide the departure sequence and the appropriate TWR frequency.
    • Monitor TWR and advise when you are holding short and #1 for departure.
  • Departing aircraft need to be aware of the significance of ATC assigned headings after departure.
    • Traffic type and volume almost guarantee that there will be another aircraft departing on the parallel RWY at the same time.
    • Do not turn from RWY heading unless you are instructed to do so.
  • Parallel RWYS with staggered thresholds increase wrong surface landing risk.
  • Location and terrain make it difficult for ATC TWR to verify that you are lined up on the assigned RWY.
  • Aircraft rolling out on RWY 01L may be instructed to turn left on RWY 13, hold short of TWY A and contact GND. In this case, the specific clearance is to hold short of TWY A on RWY 13. Note: You will be holding short on the RWY. Do not turn onto TWY A to clear RWY 13 until you have received GND clearance to do so. GND will provide you taxi instructions to parking.

Below find various RVS-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details. 

RVS Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 918-299-6355
0800L to 1600L M-F 

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023