Air Force

October 26, 2012

Nellis releases more on Aviation Nation Open House schedule


NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Aviation Nation schedule for Nov. 10 and 11 has been released.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and national anthem at 10:30 a.m. Flying acts will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the following order:

  1. Korean Conflict reenactment with with an F-86 Sabre, MiG-15, T-33 Shooting Star, A-1
  2. Skyraider, and T-6 Texan
  3. T-33 Shooting Star demonstration
  4. CJ-6 Nanchang Desert Rat formation
  5. Learjet demonstration
  6. F-86 Sabre Horseman demonstration
  7. F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcon air-to-air demonstration
  8. B-1B Lancer flyby
  9. RED HORSE jump demonstration
  10. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15E Strike Eagle air-to-ground demonstration
  11. F-22 Raptor demonstration
  12. F-22 Raptor, F-86 Sabre and P-51 Mustang Heritage flight
  13. Re-enlistment ceremony and ground show
  14. Thunderbirds performance
  15. Thunderbirds post-show
  16. Static aircraft at this year’s air show includes the following aircraft and ground displays:
  17. A-10 Thunderbolt II
  18. F-15C Eagle
  19. F-15 E Strike Eagle
  20. F-16 Fighting Falcon
  21. F-22 Raptor
  22. HH-60 Pave Hawk
  23. MQ-1B Predator
  24. M-9 Reaper
  25. 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15C Eagle
  26. 64th Aggressor Squadron
  27. F-16 Fighting Falcon
  28. B-1B Lancer
  29. B-52 Stratofortress
  30. C-5 Galaxy
  31. C-17 Globemaster III
  32. C-21
  33. C-130 Hercules
  34. Civil Air Patrol Remotely Piloted Vehicles
  35. E6-B Mercury
  36. F-4 Phantom II
  37. Artic Aggressor F-16 Fighting Falcon
  38. KC-10 Extender
  39. KC-135 Stratotanker
  40. RC-135 Rivet Joint
  41. T-1 Jayhawk
  42. T-6 Texan II
  43. T-41 Mescalero
  44. T-53
  45. WB-57 High Altitude Research
  46. MH-60 Black Hawk
  47. United Kingdom Chinook helicopter
  48. United Kingdom Merlin helicopter
  49. United Kingdom Lynx helicopter
  50. A-4 Skyhawk
  51. C-45 Twin Beech
  52. GH-3 Nightingale
  53. O-2 Skymaster
  54. CJ-6A Haiyan C
  55. L-39 Albatross
  56. P-51 Mustang
  57. MiG-15
  58. MiG-21
  59. T-33 Shooting Star
  60. T-34 Soviet Tank
  61. PT-17 Stearman
  62. BAC Jet Provost
  63. TBM-3 Avenger
  64. Ground displays for this year’s event include the following:
  65. 820th RED HORSE
  66. 527th Space Aggressor Squadron
  67. 547th Intelligence Squadron and Threat Training Facility
  68. 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron
  69. 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal
  70. Patton Museum
  71. Cessna – Elite Aviation
  72. Tucano – Peak Aero
  73. U.S. Coast Guard
  74. U.S. Navy SEALs
  75. Various U.S. Military Recruiters

The Thunderbirds are also offering museum tours 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be no access to the hangar at any time from the museum.

General admission and public parking for this annual Nellis Open House and largest free public event in Nevada is at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Parking and admission are free. Free round-trip shuttle bus transportation to and from Nellis AFB will also be available. A handicapped parking area will be designated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and handicapped-accessible shuttle buses will be provided.

Due to security reasons, the recommended access route to the show for the general public is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The general public must process through security lines and ride buses from the speedway to Nellis AFB. However, people using public transportation to get to the event can take a shuttle bus from the base’s front gate to the Thunderbird’s entry control point. This shuttle will be running back and forth to the front gate throughout the day. People riding this shuttle will process through security at the main gate.

The following is a list of banned items that will be confiscated or cause attendees to be turned away at the gate if brought to Aviation Nation:

  • Coolers, grills, glass containers and large lawn chairs
  • Weapons, illegal drugs, fireworks, scanners, laser pointers, fixed blade knives and folding knives longer than 3 inches
  • Pets, except for service animals
  • Excessively large storage items and bags except for diaper bags, small purses and small camera bags
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades/skates

For the latest information on Aviation Nation, visit the Aviation Nation link at www.nellis.af.mil or call the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office at (702) 652-2750.




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