Its been awhile since I have been to Reno, but if I remember correctly there are two hills at the SE
side of the airport, one I know has some nice hiking trails that u can hike and offers a some nice views of RNO
. Reno had/has a very 'public friendly' rep the last time I was there (5yrs ago) so I see no harm in spotting from there. Let me know how it goes Ill be up there at the end of the month and I might do some spotting myself.
I hope this helps.