Events

November 2, 2012

Aviation Nation 2012 is coming. . . get ready to be inspired

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Top performers . . .

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.–An F-22A Raptor and F-15C Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 433rd Weapons Squadron fly in formation over the Grand Canyon July 16, 2010. These two aircraft will be performing at Aviation Nation 2012 here at Nellis, Nov.10-11.

 

 

Thunderbirds will thrill thousands at Aviation Nation 2012

Two “Thunderbirds” pilots taxi in their F-16 aircraft after the completion of the practice air show Nov. 11, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The team was getting ready for its headlining performance at “Aviation Nation 2011,” the base’s annual open house and largest free event in the state of Nevada. This year the Thunderbirds are expected to again inspire all those attending the Aviation 2012 Open House here at Nellis, Nov 10-11.

 

 

Bolting through the sky. . .

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An A-10 Thunderbolt II releases chaff and flares during a close-air support mission May 5. A-10s are specially designed for close-air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. The A-10 aircraft will fly and also be on static display at Aviation Nation 2012 here at Nellis, Nov. 10-11.

 

 

RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight . . .

Members of the U.S. Air Force 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight parachute during a training mission, April 26, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED HORSE airman can reach otherwise inaccessible locations via air-drop. The RED HORSE team will perform at Aviation Nation 2012, Nov. 10-11 here at Nellis.

Schedule of Events

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

Korean Conflict reenactment with with an F-86 Sabre, MiG-15, T-33 Shooting Star, A-1

Skyraider, and T-6 Texan

T-33 Shooting Star demonstration

CJ-6 Nanchang Desert Rat formation

Learjet demonstration

F-86 Sabre Horseman demonstration

F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcon air-to-air demonstration

B-1B Lancer flyby

RED HORSE jump demonstration

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15E Strike Eagle air-to-ground demonstration

F-22 Raptor demonstration

F-22 Raptor, F-86 Sabre and P-51 Mustang Heritage flight

Re-enlistment ceremony and ground show

Thunderbirds performance

Thunderbirds post-show

 

Driving Directions

• From The Las Vegas Strip, Pahrump and Southern California:

Take I-15 North to Exit 54 and park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

• From Southwest Las Vegas, Summerlin and Northwest Las Vegas (West of U.S. 95):

Take U.S. 95 North to the 215 Beltway. Take the 215 Beltway east from U.S. 95 to I-15, and then take I-15 North to Exit 54 and park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

• From North Las Vegas (West of I-15) and Northwest Las Vegas (East of U.S. 95):

Take Lake Mead Boulevard, Cheyenne Avenue, or Craig Road to I-15 North, then take I-15 North to Exit 54 and Park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

• From North Las Vegas (East of I-15) and East Las Vegas:

Take Las Vegas Boulevard North or I-15 North to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway located at Exit 54. (Note: Limited parking is available at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway via Las Vegas Boulevard.)

 

• From Green Valley, Henderson, Boulder City:

Take U.S. 93/95 North to I-15 North OR Take I-215 to I-15 North. Once on I-15, proceed North to Exit 54 and park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

• From Mesquite, St. George, Utah; Salt Lake City:

Take I-15 South to Exit 54 and park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

• From Indian Springs, Tonopah and Reno:

Take U.S. 95 South to the 215 Beltway. Take the 215 Beltway east to I-15, and then take I-15 North to Exit 54 and park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

To ensure a smooth traffic flow, it is imperative that people adhere to all instructions given to them while entering or exiting parking areas.

 

Free Parking

Public parking is located off the installation 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.

• Visitors entering the Speedway via N. Las Vegas Blvd will be directed to park in one of two marked parking lots.

• Handicapped will be directed to marked area – special needs busses will be provided for those who need them.

• Anyone who does not have access to Nellis Air Force Base must use public parking.

NOTE: If traveling to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway via I-15 North from

Las Vegas, please allow extra time due to construction delays.

 




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