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November 2, 2012

Nellis gearing up for Aviation Nation 2012

Lila Edwards
Aerotech News and Review


NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis activities have increased as the installation flurries around prepping for the largest military open house in the State of Nevada, which will be held during the Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 10-11.

Traffic will increase around Nellis during next weekend as attendees drive to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway — north of the installation — to ride the buses to the installation to spend the day enjoying the camaraderie of Nellis Airmen, and see some of the spectacular aerial demonstrations planned for the weekend.

General admission and public parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this annual Nellis Open House 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 Speedway, and handicapped-accessible shuttle buses will be provided

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. and include the following, listed in order of performance:

Korean Conflict reenactment 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; and the Thunderbirds post-show.

This year’s static aircraft include the following aircraft:
A-10 Thunderbolt II; F-15C Eagle; F-15 E Strike Eagle; F-16 Fighting Falcon; F-22 Raptor; HH-60 Pave Hawk; MQ-1B Predator; MQ-9 Reaper; 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15C Eagle; 64th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon; B-1B Lancer; B-52 Stratofortress; C-5 Galaxy; C-17 Globemaster III ; C-21; C-130 Hercules; Civil Air Patrol remotely piloted vehicles; E6-B Mercury; F-4 Phantom II; Artic Aggressor F-16 Fighting Falcon; KC-10 Extender; RC-135 Rivet Joint; T-1 Jayhawk; T-6 Texan II; T-41 Mescalero; T-53; WB-57 High Altitude Research; MH-60 Black Hawk; United Kingdom Chinook helicopter; United Kingdom Merlin helicopter; United Kingdom Lynx helicopter; A-4 Skyhawk; C-45 Twin Beech; GH-3 Nightingale; O-2 Skymaster; CJ-6A Haiyan C; L-39 Albatross; P-51 Mustang; MiG-15; MiG-21; T-33 Shooting Star; T-34 Soviet Tank; PT-17 Stearman; BAC Jet Provost; and the TBM-3 Avenger.

Ground displays for this year’s event include the following:
820th RED HORSE; 527th Space Aggressor Squadron ; 547th Intelligence Squadron and Threat Training Facility; 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron; 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal; Patton Museum; Cessna – Elite Aviation; Tucano – Peak Aero; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Navy SEALs; and various U.S. Military recruiters.

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

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.

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.

See photo feature on pages 14 and 15.




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